Having produced Common’s earliest recordings and mentored Kanye West, Dion Wilson aka No I.D. is considered by many to be the father of Chicago Hip Hop.
He has produced tracks for and worked closely with Jay-Z, Nas, Vince Staples and many others, and currently holds the position of executive vice president in charge of all A&R at Def Jam Recordings.
No I.D. will be joined in conversation by Jace Clayton – a musician, producer and author of a new book on contemporary music evolution. Together, they will discuss the current trajectory of hip hop, the changing economic conditions of the music industry and the profound impact the internet has had on both aspiring and professional music makers today.