If you follow Janelle Monáe protege Jidenna, you would’ve probably listened to his Roman GianArthur-featured track “Classic Man.” While that song showcased Jidenna’s singing ability, the Wisconsin artist proves that his rapping ability is equally as spectacular in his new track “Long Live The Chief.” In the new joint, he trades in the 808s and sung melodies from his aforementioned hit for some distorted breakbeats and some aggressive lyrical delivery. Jidenna moves on from his breakthrough smash “Classic Man” with the white, black, and red visuals for new single “Long Live the Chief.”
In the clip, the Wondaland rapper leads a procession of suit-clad pallbearers carrying a coffin down the street, each hitting synchronized dance moves as Jidenna raps about starting from the bottom. “Cockroaches and the rat shit, hand-me-downs with the patches / Momma put a lil’ money in the mattress, taught me how to make a silver spoon out of classic,” he spits.
The video marks the beginning of a series of gifts from Jidenna to his fans. “In the coming days, I’m sharing a few tokens of gratitude with my loyal fanbase, the Jenerals. Today, we begin with this video for the fan favorite, ‘Long Live the Chief,’” he explains. Enjoy!