With JAY-Z ready to release his 14th studio album 4:44 exclusively on Tidal and Sprint on June 30, Twitter has been getting hype over rumors that the Brooklyn rapper would be reuniting with No I.D. for the project. Billboard has now learned that No I.D. will be producing the entire album.
No I.D. (real name Dion Wilson) has teamed with Hov for iconic tracks like 2009’s “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” the Kanye West and Rihanna collaboration “Run This Town,” and 2013’s “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake, as well as other album cuts off JAY-Z’s American Gangster, Blueprint 2 and Blueprint 3.
Previously the head of A&R at Def Jam Records, Wilson recently moved to Capitol Music Group to serve as executive vice president. He also oversees his own label, ARTium Records — home to Common, Elijah Blake, Jhené Aiko, Cocaine 80’s and Vince Staples.
New Jay-Z album, 4:44, produced entirely by No I.D.
— Chris Black (@TheBlack) June 19, 2017
Wilson and PR representatives at Capitol Music Group were not available for comment.
Revisit some of JAY-Z and No I.D.’s collaborations below.
“D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
“Holy Grail” feat. Justin Timberlake
“Run This Town” feat. Kanye West & Rihanna
“Success” Feat. Nas
“All Around the World” feat. LaToiya Williams
“Fallin'” feat. Bilal
“What We Talkin’ About” feat. Luke Steele