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April 24, 2017

#ManCrushMonday: The Classic Jidenna

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Written by: Nesiama Esther
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Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, is an American recording artist and record producer who is signed to Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records label and distributed through Epic Records. He has collaborated with a number of artists that are signed to this label; including Roman GianArthur, St. Beauty, Deep Cotton and Janelle Monáe herself. 

In February 2015, Jidenna released his first official single, called “Classic Man” featuring GianArthur. The song was in heavy rotation throughout the United States, and debuted at number 49 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

On March 31, 2015, the second single from the EP was released – “Yoga” by Janelle Monáe and Jidenna. His song “Classic Man” was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 58th Grammy Awards. In June of the same year, Jidenna performed the song with Monáe at the BET Awards. Jidenna also received an award for best new artist at the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards in November.

In June 2016, the 31 year old singer released the single “Chief Don’t Run” and later blow us away with his hit song “Little Bit More“. On February 17, 2017, Jidenna released The Chief, his first studio album. The album cover pays homage to Boz Scaggs’ Middle Man album.

Jidenna stated that his major influences include KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane, as well as the Ghanaian Highlife music genre and he describes his look as “heavily inspired by the Harlem Renaissance with hints of traditional West African design,” and a “marriage of European and African aesthetics”. 

Today,  the Classic Man is our #mcm as we appreciate his unique sound and sense of originality. All we can say is, we want ‘a lirru bit more’…






 
 

 

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