The long awaited debut album from Jidenna is sort of a mixed bag. When it is good, it is really good. When it lacks, it seems to really slow down the pace of the album. As a general rule of thumb, any song with the word “chief” in the title is a good track. I think overall, he shows us that he has a pretty good affinity to good music and the ability create a good album. Most of the beats are pretty decent on here. I think the production was handled pretty good for the most part. His lyrics are also pretty good. He is definitely capable to making interesting and at the same time catchy songs. I’d say the high point of this album is “Long Live The Chief.” That is definitely the standout song on here with it’s hard beat and hard rhymes. There are other interesting moments on this album like the songs “Trampoline, ” “Bambi,” and “Safari.” All in all this project was pretty good. It definitely wasn’t as good as I thought it would be, but I think Jidenna is very capable of creating good music in the future.
OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks
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