Jidenna – The Chief
While ‘Classic man‘ almost sounded like a (good) joke, on ‘The Chief’ Jidenna shows he’s for real, even though he embraces kitsch on standout ‘Bambi’. Quite a lot like Drake, he’s a musical homo universalis, effortlessly switching between hardcore rapping and delicate singing over crisp beats. But where ‘Views‘ lacked surprise and focus, this is a collection of unexpected riches. He’s tough, vulnerable and stylish: a deadly combination.
Best song: Bambi