Artists have dropped hits praising their friends, family, and close social groups like Big Sean, Jay-Z, and Kanye’s “Clique” and Terror Squad’s “Lean Back.” Now, Jidenna has added his latest anthem “Tribe” into the shuffle and released its accompanying music.
The Grammy award-nominated rapper, singer, producer, artist, and actor released Stankonia and Shrine-inspired visual Thursday (Aug. 1) showing a hyped house party filled with friends indulging in a few essentials (eating, drinking, and smoking) as they dance and bust some moves. With the hookah in the living room, a swing in the kitchen, and a dominoes game in the backyard, you can’t help but wish you’d gotten an invite.
Embracing the camaraderie, the intro sets the tone for the bass-booming single. Who you with?/ Who your crew, who your clique?/Who your fam, who your city?/Who your gang, who you rep?
In addition to the surprise release of “Tribe,” the classic man debuted another single “Sufi Woman” which taps in drums, auto-tune and global sounds. His sophomore album 85 To Africa drops Aug. 23, before he kicks off the domestic leg of his 85 To Africa Tour in Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Watch the Allie Avital-directed visual above.