No I.D. took to Instagram to let fans know a new Cocaine 80s project is coming this year. Ever since No I.D. became executive vice president of A&R at Def Jam back in 2014 the producer hasn’t been able to fully focus in on Cocaine 80s. Cocaine 80s is a collective of artists including No I.D. Common, Jhene Aiko, and James Faunteleroy. Cocaine 80s have been featured on projects for artists such as Nas, The Dream, and HS87.
In an interview with L.A. Weekly, No I.D. discusses the meaning about Cocaine 80s. “Cocaine just means dope or good, however you want to use that metaphor. For me, the ’80s was great because you had Boy George, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Cyndi Lauper. No one put boxes saying this is urban, this is popular, this is underground. It was just good or bad.” As of yet, there is no set release date for the new project.