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No I.D. Biography

No I.D. is the pseudonym of Mr.Ernest Dion Wilson , formerly going by the moniker Immenslope. He is an American hip hop and R&B music producer hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Over the years, Ernest has been a disc jockey (DJ), music arranger and rapper. He released his album titled Accept Your Own and Be Yourself (The Black Album) in 1997 under Relativity Records. Due to his musical prowess, Wilson, who has served as a musical mentor for several artists such as Kanye West and J. Cole, is considered “The Godfather of Chicago hip hop”. Wilson was once president of West’s G.O.O.D. Music record company, and although he would resign from that position, he stayed contracted as an in-house producer.

In August 2011, Wilson became the Executive Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Recordings. He subsequently launched his own record label imprint, ARTium Recordings. He is currently the Executive Vice President at Capitol Music Group.Over the years, he has produced music for artists such as  Chicago-based rapper Common, G-Unit,  Bow Wow, Kanye West, Jay-Z ,Big Sean and Chris Brown.

Age| Birthday| How Old is No I.D.?

The producer was born on June 23, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois, United States and is48 years old in 2019. His birth sign is Gemini

Name| Moniker

The producer’s moniker No I.D. is a half-palindrome of his middle birth name, Dion.

No I.D. Young

Before venturing into production, Wilson started as an artist. In 1996, he released an album under the moniker No I.D., titled Accept Your Own and Be Yourself (The Black Album). He also released a beat tape, titled Invisible Beats. In Wilson’s early career he was working as a co-producer for Jermaine Dupri. No I.D. During his tenure as Dupri’s co producer, he went on to work on hit singles such as “My Boo” by Usher and Alicia Keys and “Let Me Hold You” by Bow Wow featuring Omarion, as well as “Resurrection” and the ode to hip hop “I Used to Love H.E.R.”, which garnered Chicago-based rapper Common his early fame.

Kanye West Affiliation

Due to the connections he garnered, he was able to introduce Chicago-based rapper Kanye West to hip hop production, inviting him to his sessions with Common, when West was only beginning. He also introduced West to a long-time friend named Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua, who was A&R for Roc-A-Fella Records, who eventually signed West to his imprint Hip Hop Since 1978, which launched West’s career as an artist and into stardom. West cites Wilson as his mentor on “Last Call,” the outro to his highly acclaimed debut album The College Dropout (2004). West also referenced Wilson’s mentorship on songs such as “Big Brother” and “Made in America.” Wilson’s second official release was with Dug Infinite, a two-album package titled The Sampler, vol. 1 (2002).

No I.D. Net worth

In regards to his net worth, the super producer is estimated to be worth $10 Million dollars, with his income streaming from his career as a prolific producer.

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No I.D. & Jay. Z

In 2007 is when he was considered to be at the peak of his career. He was the focus of perhaps the most attention of his career for producing two songs from Jay-Z’s album American Gangster. Wilson produced “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”, the first single for Jay-Z’s eleventh studio album The Blueprint 3 (2009), as well as the second single “Run This Town”, which features Kanye Westand Rihanna.

Jay-z 4:44

On June 30, 2017, Wilson was credited as the primary producer on 4:44 – a new album released via Tidal by Jay-Z. The album has been met with widespread acclaim from music reviews and is notable for the personal account of Jay-Z’s alleged infidelity on the title track. 4:44 was the latest installment in an extensive professional relationship between the two as he was the producer who has worked with Jay z the longest.

Def Jam Recordings

After resigning as President of Kanye West G.O.O.D. Music record company, in August 2011, an announcement was made by Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown and Karen Kwak, EVP / Head of A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group. The announcement confirmed that No I.D. was appointed Executive Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Recordings. In addition, Def Jam has signed an exclusive joint venture label deal for No I.D.’s Artium Recordings.

In April 2013, it was revealed Wilson signed up-and-coming rapper Logic, to Def Jam.


In 2012, Wilson was an executive producer on New York City-based rapper Nas’ critically acclaimed eleventh album titled Life Is Good. In regards to production, he was involved in producing five songs, including the twice Grammy Award-nominated single “Daughters”, as well as “Loco-Motive” and “Accident Murderers”. In 2013, Wilson served as the primary producer of G.O.O.D. Music recording artist Big Sean’s second album Hall of Fame.

ARTium Recordings

In August 2011, after quiting G.O.O.D Music, the producer started his own record label imprint. it was announced No I.D. was appointed Executive Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Recordings. In addition, Def Jam has signed an exclusive joint venture label deal for No I.D.’s ARTium Recordings. In 2012, No I.D. signed American neo-soul singer Jhené Aiko. By September 2013, No I.D. had signed up-and-coming American R&B singers Elijah Blake and Snoh Aalegra On June 4, 2014, it was announced No I.D.’s longtime collaborator and Chicago-bred rapper Common, signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings and ARTium Recordings.


Over the years, he has produced music for artists such as  Chicago-based rapper Common, G-Unit,  Bow Wow, Kanye West, Jay-Z ,Big Sean and Chris Brown. In an August 2013 interview with Complex, Wilson said he was currently working on Jhene Aiko and Logic’s upcoming respective debut albums. Since the inception of Artium, Wilson has signed Common, Los Angeles-based singer Jhené Aiko and singer Elijah Blake.


At the time he worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Rhymefest, Plies, Big Sean, Killer Mike, Rick Ross, Drake (Thank Me Later) and Kanye West (808’s & Heartbreak, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy), Young Jeezy, and Rihanna on their then-upcoming albums.

He once again teamed up with Common for the first time since 1997, when he handled the production for his ninth album The Dreamer/The Believer (2011). In June 2011, Wilson formed Cocaine 80s, a musical ensemble composed of several musicians, including Common, James Fauntleroy II, Kevin Randolph, Makeba Riddick, Rob “The Mixer” Kinelski, Steve Wyreman, Free Bass, Keys of Coke and Sam Lewis, among several others.

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