“Knickers” – Jidenna
Every now and again we get new artists who break into the scene with a chart-topping hit song and the whole star image but fail to stand the test of time. Artists like MIMS, Cassidy, Jibbs and most recently O.T Genasis come to mind when it comes to hip-hop. I have to be honest, I had my doubts about Jidenna (and the jury is still out) on how long he could keep up the ‘classic man’ buzz. He is by no means safe from the ‘one-hit-wonder’ label after all, but after hearing his follow-up single titled “Knickers” around Christmas late last year, I was and still am optimistic about his chances.
The visual treatment for “knickers” has helped the single to gain momentum in 2016 as Jidenna takes us back to the 20’s and performs backed by a live jazz band & dancers. If his debut album sounds anything like the two singles out, Jidenna might just be around much longer than many may expect. I for one am backing him to prove any doubters wrong! Only time will tell I guess..