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Long Live #JidennaHive: The Classic Man Returns with the Video for "Long Live the Chief"

The Jeneral is mad.

by Eric Sundermann
Dec 10 2015, 6:49pm

Despite ended up at 26 on our list of the 50 best songs of 2015, Jidenna's "Classic Man" is by far and away the best song of the past 12 months. Not only is it catchy as hell, but the track also inspired an underground movement known as the #JidennaHive. Think I'm making this up? Well, you're wrong. And now, the Jeneral has returned with the video for "Long Live the Chief," a song that is pretty much opposite of "Classic Man," but is just as anthemic—and shit, the Jeneral is mad. Rapping over a beat that sounds like it was made for Future, Jidenna brings punchline after punchline.

First: "Now they say "Jidenna why you dressing so classic?" / I don’t want my best dressed day in a casket."

And then later: "Thats why I got admitted but I still rejected Harvard / I’m the fresh prince, in a school where they couldn’t read / Mama put me in a school with the Kennedys / When I met Bill Clinton I was seventeen / But dead presidents is all my niggas need."

Watch below.