Wondaland Records signee Jidenna mixes confidence with vulnerability on latest track, “Chief Don’t Run.”
The “Classic Man” artist stays on the militant-but-refined path by proclaiming his throne as a chief and allowing his cocky side to shine through his lyrics on his latest cut. Simultaneously, Jidenna touches on hardships he endured growing up poor which molded and prepared him for the position he’s in today.
Such lyrics as, “Me and mom in the shack in the woods, bro/ I was sleepin’ on the floor with the oven door open” and “I’m on yacht with a prince in Dubai now, I’m with the Dalai Lama’s homies in the sky lounge/Cocktails got me loosenin’ my tie now” illustrate the extreme transitions that have occurred in the Nigerian emcee’s life.
The first single off his upcoming debut album Long Live The Chief, the song follows in the footsteps of his previously tracks giving off a classic, clean-cut vibe. Promising listeners a “swanky” composition at a recent Los Angeles album preview, listeners will be able to judge Jidenna’s first LP when it releases this year .