Jidenna makes a grand return with a pair of brand new singles entitled “Tribe” and “Sufi Woman.”
Get “Tribe” HERE and “Sufi Woman” HERE via Wondaland Records/Epic Records.
As always, rap’s foremost international man of artistry moves the culture forward by integrating sounds, styles, and spirits from around the world. “Tribe” thunders with trap drums, a soulful sample, and an immediately chantable chorus as “Sufi Woman” seduces with its mystical afrobeats vibe and bold vocal performance. The songs showcase immense growth and also hint at the breadth of his anxiously awaited second full-length album, 85 To Africa, arriving at all digital retailers on August 23, 2019.”
The project marks the culmination of an unbelievable journey for Jidenna. Following the runaway success of his 2017 debut, The Chief, he was evicted from a rental home after the owner foreclosed without notifying him. He was scheduled to immediately begin a tour that began on the I-85 in Atlanta and ended in Johannesburg. Without a home to return to, he wound up living in cities across Africa and created this masterful soundtrack for a road trip across the Atlantic Ocean. This life-changing shift laid the groundwork for 85 TO AFRICA and what promises to be one of the most dynamic, diverse, and definitive projects of 2019.
As a prelude to this journey, he also shared the album trailer this morning. In the visual, Jidenna chronicles the events leading up to his move in honest detail before giving a snapshot of what to expect on the album and this incredible journey. Watch it HERE.