Jidenna – Classic Man ft. Roman GianArthur


Who is Jidenna Mobisson (better known simply as Jidenna)? He is a stylish rapper/singer hybrid who is bringing a new swing style to the forefront of music. Jidenna is signed to Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records label and released his first single, Classic Man, which has a serious party feel to it. Before you peep the music video here is what we dug up from wiki about his background:

Jidenna was born to a Nigerian father and an American mother. His father Oliver Mobisson, an engineer and traditional chief, was both a revolutionary in the Nigerian Civil War and the inventor of the first African personal computer.  His mother, an anthropologist and English teacher, moved around the Boston area with Jidenna after they spent the first 6 years of his life in Enugu, Nigeria. He founded a rap group while in high school when he began producing, arranging, and writing. Jidenna graduated from Stanford University, after which he pursued his music career full time, moving between Los Angeles, Oakland, Brooklyn, and Atlanta. He currently resides in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

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