Listen to Kendrick Lamar add two bars to “Classic Man” the new single from Janelle Monáe protegé Jidenna. It’s a good thing Kendrick came along, too. Without his two charismatic verses, Jidenna’s otherwise forgettable “Classic Man” sounds like a cheap “Fancy” clone without an earworm Charli XCX hook.
“Classic Man” is Jidenna’s contribution to Wondaland Presents: The Eephus, the upcoming compilation EP from Janelle Monáe’s imprint Wondaland. It’s out August 14.
Previously, Jidenna appeared on Janelle Monáe’s great single, “Yoga”, which is also appearing on The Eephus.