J.I.D‘s “Tiiied” evokes all kinds of nostalgia. The recruited help of 6LACK and Ella Mai gives the record a distinctive feel reminiscent of Wyclef, Pras and Lauryn when they were at their very beast in the middle-to-late 90s. But before we lose track of the present time, let’s give all three participants their dueful diligence as “ones for the future.” J.I.D is particularly representative of this rushed incentive.
“Tiiied” is a languid R&B variant driven by 6LACK foreboding presence and J.I.D story of feeling hogtied by an unreasonable partner. Ella Mai enters the fray just as the male perspective is beginning to show signs of exhaustion. Mai reminds her male counterparts that trust begets trust, and no one person is guilty of ill-will.
The songs ends as a PSA interrupts all the infighting, both sides throwing their hands up in submission, to suggest a never-ending commitment to making up, breaking up, and shaking things up.
Flippin’ through my shit like we in a gym, naw
I’m talkin’ my shit ’cause I’m off the Hen’, dawg
If I, uh
There ain’t nothin’ left to admire
I been listenin’ to Mýa like woah
Don’t you let the love turn to pyro
How you let it drag on? Spyro.