Jidenna – “Classic Man (Remix)” f. Kendrick Lamar (Video)

blame it on Meka July 15, 2015

I’ve been championing “Classic Man” by Jidenna ever since it dropped in March 2015. To me, it made perfect sense: it’s clearly a pop-oriented song, not unlike any DJ Mustard production, but rather than having a song full of meaningless lyrical content and a video full of half-naked greased up “models” he essentially scripted a song about having class and dropped a set of visuals showcasing that sense of pride. I figure this: if “Fancy,” and all of its cultural appropriating malarkey, can get a questionably (at best) talented Aussie a Grammy nod, what’s to say that a song that basically showcases Black esteem by an actual, multi-talented individual can’t have the same success?

Oh, wait… I already know that answer.

Anyways, Kendrick joined Jidenna on the song’s remix, and today the single gets an accompanying visual treatment which can be seen below.