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THE B-SIDE
Jidenna (Wondaland/Epic)
5/9/15

WHAT IT IS: Janelle Monae’s new venture with Epic, Wondaland Records, is a vessel for Janelle’s powers as a curator and tastemaker to fully take form. A name given at birth, Jidenna means “embracing the father,” in the Igbo language. His music is a testimony to the contrasting experiences that have shaped, complicated and ultimately defined his life. Described as a millennial version of Andre 3000, with the lyrical acumen of Kendrick Lamar and worldliness of Stromae, Jidenna continues to refine his elegant, funky take on hip-hop. With a genre he defines as Swank, he brings together sociopolitical content and personal narratives wrapped in sounds that get his legendary soirees turned up.

ALBUM: Wondaland Presents The Eephus

RELEASE DATE: 6/23

SINGLE: “Classic Man” f/Roman GianArthur; “Yoga” by Janelle Monae & Jidenna

TV: VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live, The Insider, Today Show

LIVE: Upcoming radio summer jam shows and festival dates include stops in S.F., Memphis, Columbus, Rochester, Cincy, Indianapolis, Augusta

INTERNET: Vevo DSCVR starts 5/18; 2m+ video views on “Classic Man,” 4m views on “Yoga”

RADIO: “Classic Man” now Top 25 Rhythm & Urban, impacting Pop on 6/1; “Yoga” now at Urban, Rhythm & Pop radio

PRESS: Fader, EW, Ebony, TIME, The Source, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, N.Y. Times, Essence

PUBLISHING: Jidenna Mobisson Publishing Designee

MANAGEMENT: Mikael Moore/ Wondaland Mgmt. & Milan “Whippa” Wiley