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Music Review: Jidenna-The Chief

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Ever since Jidenna came out  with “Classic Man” back in 2015, we’ve been yearning to hear more.  “He’s so different!” Indeed.

But his “differentness” should have told me that his album would be full of  “different,” oozing with contradiction and  overflowing with every genre known to man.

Jidenna throws everything at us.  We get reggae with “Bambi.” We get Afrobeat with “Little Bit More.” He’s a hard-hitting rapper on “Long Live the Chief.” And “Trampoline” is just.  Well he sings: “She’s not a tramp just cus she bounce it like a trampoline.” Really?

So now that he’s proven his musical flexibility, next time around let’s try for an album that tells us who he is as an artist.  Because I just can’t.

Score: 3 out of 5.

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Lo Brewer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA for her major in Journalism & Media Studies. She started her career in ad sales and corporate training and worked in media for over a decade at Viacom and Fox Networks. But in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that revolved around her two greatest passions, writing and crafting. Soon she was writing for several websites as an entertainment, fashion and music expert. She also launched a small business creating felt crafts and Ankara clothing and home goods through Etsy. Lo is a Jersey Girl (in a Cali world), a self-professed pop culture idiot savant, a homebody, a hardcore crafter, a lover of all things retro & vintage, a thrift shopoholic, and an all-around silly MF. In addition to being a celebriologist and DIY demon, she is also a novelist. Her first, The Semester, was published in 2013. She hopes to publish her second book, The Apartment, in the upcoming year.