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Jidenna Told Us Everything It Takes to Be a Classic Man

NEW YORK AP — If ever you’ve laid eyes on Jidenna — the nattily dressed singer and emcee behind the Grammy-nominated anthem “Classic Man” — then certainly you remember him: He’s straight out of a time machine with his fiery red hair, slicked into a dapper s style, slim suits and a gold watch chain dangling from his pocket. His look is as distinct as his background. But he grew up in his father’s Nigeria, the place where he first started turning heads as a young man. It’s something Jidenna’s mom reminded him of during a recent trip to South Africa, where he kept bumping into fans who recognized him.

It was just because he looked different from everybody in his neighborhood,"” Jidenna said.

NEW YORK (AP) — If ever you’ve laid eyes on Jidenna — the nattily emcee behind the Grammy-nominated anthem “Classic Man” — then.

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Jidenna Premieres “Classic Man” Video

Lessons gleaned from his demanding father inspire “Classic Man” singer Jidenna to push beyond one-hit-wonder status. Next, he moved all the way to the suburbs of Boston, where blending in was again not an option. He barely had time to get publicity photos taken before it came out. But the artist himself never feared that fate.

First up: Dapper, red-bearded gentleman Jidenna, who’s coming with the clipped, slick electro-soul single “Classic Man.” The video, from.

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Neither of us left the exercise feeling like our thorough search had found us a real match. You feel it in your heart, and it slowly blooms within you. You might have a few questions right now: Who is Jidenna?

What is a “classic man”? How can you become one? Allow me to help. Jidenna is a rapper born in Wisconsin and raised in Nigeria. The song has been around for a while; it was originally released in February, has been lurking on the Billboard charts since May, and was given a little boost by the release of the above Kendrick Lamar remix this month.

Why bother bringing it up now? I was in Chicago last weekend for a music festival, one I attend every summer to see a few bands and even more friends who live around the continent. I was hanging out in a bubble, sure, but in that bubble it felt like something we could all agree on: “Classic Man” was both fun and dope, and we should listen to it and make jokes about it as much as possible.

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The Classic Man is back and ready to take over Houston in style. After graduating from Stanford University, Jidenna began working on his music career. Al though his identity as a polished man in suits helped to launch him into stardom, Jidenna decided to loosen up his tie and return to his roots for his next work. Released on August 23rd, the project incorporates different sounds derived from music of various groups of people — like a traveler displaying his souvenirs.

Despite the changes in theme and outfits, Jidenna sticks to his simple rhymes and soothing vocals- a recipe that continues to prove successful for him.

In , Jidenna released two singles, “Classic Man” and “Yoga”, promoting Janelle Monáe’s label Wondaland Records’ compilation EP The.

Since the release of his breakout single “Classic Man” in , American-born, Nigerian-raised rapper-singer Jidenna has been flying by the seat of his well-tailored pants. Despite facing several album delays, the year-old artist has finally taken the lead on a debut album, titled The Chief. Jidenna opens here with “A Bull’s Take,” telling the personal story of burying his father over African rhythms. After Kendrick Lamar’s stunning performance of “Alright” on top of a vandalized police car earlier in the evening, it was that moment the mainstream realized Jidenna was fearless when it came to speaking up about issues.

Two years to the month the official video for “Classic Man” was uploaded Jidenna finally released his first LP, its sleeve an homage to that of Middle Man, the album by fellow one-time Wisconsinite Boz Scaggs. The exclusion of US hit Classic Man which soundtracks a key scene in the Oscar-nominated Moonlight leaves the album lacking a truly memorable moment, but the Afrobeat-inspired A Little Bit More and the carefree, soca-style Some Kind of Way showcase a versatile, genre-bending talent.

Jidenna cut a memorable figure when he emerged in , looking like a roguish extra from a cancelled period drama: natty three-piece suit, slim cane with gilded accents, shiny cufflinks. He proved to be a shrewd repackager on “Classic Man,” which pulled from DJ Mustard’s minimalist bounce and made it No. But in his efforts to break out of one-hit-wonder-dom and demonstrate a wide range on his debut album The Chief , Jidenna sometimes comes off as shapeless.

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In , the rapper broke out with the Grammy-nominated hit single “Classic Man​”. The song went platinum and peaked at number 22 US.

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Album Review of The Chief by Jidenna.

Street elegance. He has only one single, but Jidenna already cuts a distinctive, dashing figure in hip-hop. With his immaculately tailored suits and full, reddish beard, Jidenna, 30, and his single Classic Man emphasize style and character with a musical genre called, appropriately, Swank.

I seriously hope Jidenna will hit us with an awesome follow-up album instead of fading away as a one-hit wonder, and I’ll be watching AND listening to see how he.

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. GQ: And the red hat you wear in your videos and performances, is that a tribute to him? GQ: You obviously keep in shape, do you have any daily rituals or exercise routines? Jidenna : There is this one incredibly intense exercise program called T 25 started by Shaun T that I do, but definitely not everyday.

The only ritual I have is before shows. GQ: It goes without saying that you have an incredibly unique look. Could you tell us a bit of your style and how it came about?

Jidenna – Classic Man (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar