Jidenna Tells Us What it Means to be a “Classic Man”


Published by on July 29, 2015

When you think of a hip-hop artist, you often don’t think of someone wearing a dapper suit as if he’s a class act in the Roaring Twenties. However, Hip Hop/R&B artist Jidenna is changing the style in a musical world that is dominated by t-shirts and jeans. Now, being a “Classic Man” isn’t just about sporting a suit, Jidenna tells us all about his character in his newest single, “Classic Man.”

Jidenna – Classic Man Music Video on YouTube

What Does Jidenna Means by “Classic Man”?

The song begins with a few of Jidenna’s character traits. Jidenna tells us  he can be a bull and pull the wool all while being polite. This means he takes nothing and pulls absolutely no punches, but he does it in a way that has honor and class. Women are often attracted to men with class and swag. Jidenna realizes that he is in high demand with the ladies but, is conflicted with the idea of monogamy.

I know many women want to be in my life
Like oh me, oh me oh my
Why can’t every woman end up being my wife?

Real Class

His class isn’t fake, either. Even if she go away/I’m a classic man. This shows that he’s not posing just to pick up chicks. He’ll stick out among the rest, and he even compares himself to Nat King Cole, a dapper African-American musician from the ‘40s.

In this song, he also classes up his language, saying the word mummafunka instead of the more expletive alternative. But his language can still get rough when he’s angry. Now ya’ll fucking with the wrong mummafunka.

Jidenna Isn’t Like Other Rappers

Typically, Hip Hop artists most often use money and women to impress others and to show off. Jidenna contrasts himself with this when he tells us he pull(s) out an envelope while others pull out rubber bands. Rubber bands, in this context, keep dollar bills together but leaves the money exposed for others to see. An envelope on the other hand is much more discreet and sophisticated. Unlike other rappers, who use women for the show, every lady he has is a top general. A top general is a metaphor used to describe someone who is highly trained ready for war.

Yep, Classic Man means exactly what you think it does. The guy is bringing respect, honor and charm like a leprechaun back to a genre that could use some more of each. Don’t get me wrong, we love t-shirts and jeans but this is such a breath of fresh air and we must say we are loving the vibe Jidenna.

Jidenna - Classic Man
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Other Hip Hop Artists Who Are “Classic Men”

Artists like Jay-z, Sean Combs and LL Cool J have already earned a “Classic Man” status but, as you can tell they are the veterans in the business. Jidenna is a fresh new artist that has already clammed the title.



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