Jidenna is back with two new singles off his upcoming album, ‘Zodi‘ and ‘Sou Sou‘.
For the first one, Jidenna brings it back home to Nigeria with some assistance from Mr. Eazi. While being definitely rooted in afrobeats, it does include a very noticeable sample of Busta Rhymes’ ‘Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See’.
The second one is a smooth and rhythmic jam
Chakra feel like new new
Shaka like I’m Zulu
85 to Africa upcoming project (outonAug. 23rd) is inspired by Jidenna’s real-life altering experience where he was living in an Atlanta mansion and paying his rent to the homeowners for years, but one day he opened the door to the sheriff’s telling him he needed to exit the property immediately. The homeowners hadn’t been paying the mortgage and Jidenna was being evicted. Faced with his new reality, he decided to pack up his belonging and move to Africa. The project is unquestionably inspired by the artist’s return to his Motherland, something that has translated quite beautifully within the tracks we’ve heard thus far.
Two weeks ago, the multi-hyphenated artist dropped off two new singles, ‘Tribe’ and ‘Sufi Woman’.
Check out ‘Zodi’ and ‘Sou Sou’below.