Yay or Nay: Jidenna, The rapper

if you are even mildly aware of pop music this year, you’re probably familiar with Jidenna’s hit song “Classic man”. Taking the formula of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” but making it engaging and not terrible, this joint was everywhere. Hell, I even remixed it for fun. But here’s something I bet you didn’t know (I sure as hell didn’t): Jidenna raps. He’s not the first r&b guy to surprise us with that skill set. Chris brown did it. Even your man young BIEBZ has been heard spitting #barz. Let’s be honest, anyone can rap. It’s not rocket science. But what sets apart the good from the bad is something totally different.
So, I happened upon this Jidenna song/video the other day and was honestly kinda surprised…he can rap. Like…seriously. He’s not bad at all. I’m curious what you guys think. I don’t love the production but it does have a mood to it and it allows Jidenna to go in more than I ever would have thought possible. Check it:

Well, what do you think? (you can pick more than one choice)

6 thoughts on “Yay or Nay: Jidenna, The rapper

  1. I remember watching an interview with Jidenna where he referred to himself as a rapper and said he was influenced by Big Daddy Kane and shit, so it’s refreshing to see that he’s got real chops

    • I mean, does it even lack substance? He actually says some fairly interesting things concerning things going on in the world right now. In fact, I’d say it’s more substantial than most the rap that comes out today.

  2. After the lyric “Niggas cant spell but we know our instagrammer” I was sold. I was so disappointed after checking his other stuff, I thought in this song he sounded like drake but with more bite, a drake i could fully get behind.

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