Rapper IDK posted several vague stories to his Instagram page after wiping his account clean Tuesday evening.
The first was a photo of his zeroed out post number with the caption, “I’d like to speak with everyone please turn post notifications on. Sorry for this.” The next story came a few hours after the first, it was just a black screen with text that read, “Hey everyone. Unfortunately I have to make an announcement tomorrow that may not be ideal for everyone but I hope it will be understood.”
These messages obviously worried fans and caused many to inquire about the artists health. A third and final story from IDK confirmed he was fine. “I’m alive and well kids don’t worry,” he said.
That same morning IDK sent a text to his followers promising an official release of a snippet he posted a few weeks prior. Whether this is an attempt at building hype for his new single is unknown.
IDK is known for his unorthodox methods of promotion, creating secret private accounts for his fans to follow or even sending them a dollar for every typo he publicly makes. So something like this isn’t out of the ordinary.
Regardless of what the “unfortunate” news may be, all will be answered on Wednesday.
EDIT 2/25/21: The following day IDK posted a photo asking fans to check back every 24 hours for a new info on his upcoming album USEE4YOURSELF. He changed the name of his alternate account, where he posts exclusive information about his work, from isheareal.wtf to us4y.love. The same day IDK created an official discord server as per fan request.
IDK hasn’t revealed much concrete information about his upcoming work, but claims the album is done and could be released at any time. When asked about features all he could say was, “I cannot spoil the movie.” As far as the album goes fans will just have to wait and see.
EDIT 3/1/21: A pinned comment revealed the album would feature “a lot of special friends.” He continued saying, “This will be a display of my ability to produce music and artists.” Another pinned comment simply read, #FREEMARTIN.
IDK has posted some cow imagery on his alternate account recently and could be referencing some future themes for his record. The album cover for his 2019 album “Is He Real” featured farm animal imagery as well. Perhaps this could be a running motif for his conceptually driven records.
EDIT 3/7/21: IDK recently posted two snippets of covers he was doing to his accounts. The covers are set to release on the 8th. The first being a cover of Pooh Shiesty’s Back In Blood and the other a cover of Brent Faiyaz’s Gravity.
EDIT 3/10/21: IDK has since removed the original post that featured pinned details in the comment section. However, today he posted a photo of himself and Brent Faiyaz together. Could this allude to a possible collaboration between the two? The post itself received over 3000 comments to which IDK promised he would host a movie night on discord and release new merch.
EDIT 3/15/21: IDK after reaching another milestone has also promised to release a new single on the 19th titled “Just Like Martin.” He also has been teasing new information from yet another account of his @cluenotclue.
EDIT 3/22/21: Over the past week IDK has done various comment challenges in return for various prizes and promises. “Just Like Martin” was released this week with an accompanying music video directed by himself.