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A sharp dresser, singer, and rapper with geographic connections ranging from Nigeria to U. It eventually went double platinum. The Eephus, a six-track showcase for the Wondaland crew, was released in August with the original “Classic Man” and a version featuring Kendrick Lamar. Mobisson gained further exposure performing his song “Long Live the Chief” on a season one episode of the Netflix Marvel series Luke Cage in July saw Mobisson issue the singles “Tribe” and “Sufi Woman” ahead of the release of his sophomore full-length effort 85 to Africa, which arrived later that August. Sign In.


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After his hit single “Classic Man,” Jidenna follows up the Grammy Award-​nominated track with a debut album titled The Chief. Unleashing.

Don’t have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Remember how it gave us enough memes and awkward think-pieces to justify Iggy’s existence as a musical being? Remember how that eventually led to a where not only has she not released a song, but the biggest headline she has made is her tour being cancelled, her getting engaged and admitting to having breast enhancement?

The man makes me wonder, where exactly did I go wrong in my life? Why did I never consider wearing a three-piece suit with a pocket watch and primped pants as if I wanted to be Prom King at an s high school? Jidenna dresses to the point where he could easily tell us all about quantum physics and how they used to whittle and fear the crap out of the stock market back in the s. All apologies to Stanford, but I need a yearbook to see if Jidenna dressed like this at the dorms, at intramurals!

Jidenna – Classic Man (Single) Album

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So much of contemporary hip hop is about what the Last Poets and Biggie! And though there’s nothing wrong with turning up to mindless party music, many hip hop fans are searching for something more interesting. Jidenna exploded onto airwaves with “Classic Man” in February, a track that celebrates the elegant dressing, good manners, and taking care of your business.

Obviously, it’s a unique take on hip hop culture. Fittingly, Jidenna doesn’t dress like other rappers, preferring bespoke suits, club collar shirts, and a finger wave hairstyle that all reference prohibition-era style and old fashioned class. Jidenna is his own man, with his own voice and his own style, which made him an irresistible interview for Esquire. Luckily, we had the chance to catch up with the East Flatbush resident about growing up in Nigeria, his life before music, how he developed his unique style, and what’s next for the classic man.

You’re a nomad of sorts. Tell me a little bit about the places you’ve lived and how they affected you.

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But most people know me as Classic Man. I started rapping after somebody told me that no one wanted to hear poetry anymore. They wanted rap music, so I started making instrumentals I could record over.

You might have a few questions right now: Who is Jidenna? What is a “classic man”? How can you become one? Why does this guy look like.

Roman GianArthur and we have absolutely fallen in love with the song. The music video is exceptional and we watched it at least three times the first go around. Under the director Alan Ferguson it grabs your attention to what is going on with our African American men. We are happy to see a well groomed and highly educated black man displayed in music today. Choosing his words very carefully in interviews and not just running his mouth should be spoken on by many. Born to a Nigerian chief allowed him to witness strength, courage and principles.

My father passed a few years ago, and he used to carry a walking stick. So I walk with one in honor of him.

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The song found him teetering between rapping and singing about elegance, politeness and Nat “King” Cole, and the melody felt irresistible. Then there’s the look: He rocks thrift-wear tailored to a T. The song eventually went double platinum and earned a Grammy nomination. Jidenna followed it with a few more club bangers before releasing his debut album, The Chief , earlier this year.

A tribute to his father, a Nigerian chief, the record is peppered with African rhythms and themes.

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Jidenna is anything but a Classic Man. Half Nigerian- Half American, dressed as a Victorian dandy with the occasional wax-print tie or sleeve, his athletic physique and reddish hair make for an eye-popping appearance. GQ: As an American artist, why did you decide to promote your debut album with a tour of Africa? It was a more personal way for me to share my narrative.

Jidenna: My father was a chief from the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. Jidenna: He created the first commercially produced computer in Africa and the first computer institute in Nigeria. In honour of my late father, my sister and I decided to set up a scholarship for the highest achieving student in computer science.

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The song, which features vocals from fellow. Classic Man — Jidenna, Kendrick Lamar. Boomerang – EP. Babylon’s Destruction Plan – Single. Yoga – Single. Extraordinaire – Single. The Chief. Cover of Jidenna’s single Classic Man feat. Classic Man Feat. Roman GianArthur. Released 3 February.

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Already a subscriber? Log in or Activate your account. Jidenna cuttin up! The rapper-singer cruised over dance-hall, Latin and hip-hop rhythms with his cool vocals. Jidenna performs for a sold-out crowd at the Ready Room in St. Louis on Sunday, August 6,

T-Pain released a new version of Jidenna’s “Classic Man” last Friday. Every July, there’s at least one bratty little song that waits for everybody.

I’m a classic man. The Village People recently gave the US president permission to play their gay anthems. The pop icon captured the horrific crack of her foot on video and uploaded it to Instagram. Can we call it music? Ahead of the release of his ‘Drunk’ followup, the year-old virtuosic bassist talks to VICE about laughing through it all and the J. Dilla collaboration that never was.

The Bronx rapper died from complications due to coronavirus on April His writing was unlike any other MC, bar none. The former teen sensation told VICE about his first major album placement and why he keeps getting roasted on Instagram Live. Hear me out: Johnny Kemp’s hit didn’t need to be remade. The incident has drawn comparisons to the police brutality George Floyd experienced, as the video shows the uniformed police officer pinning the man down by kneeling on his neck and stomach.

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