Jidenna Blazing New Path For Music, Manhood (Playing Wed. 8/23 at Slim’s – SOLD OUT!) Posted on August 21, 2017August 21, 2017 by tracey in Preview, Spotlight On his debut album, “The Chief,” Jidenna is out to prove that origin stories aren’t just for superheroes. The 32-year-old hip-hop artist, known locally for his role with the Oakland social club Fear & Fancy when he attended Stanford University, first gained notice with his 2015 single “Classic Man.” That track, a triumphant statement about redefining masculinity, helped Jidenna find a home at Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records, which in February put out the dapper performer’s first full-length record. “She paved the way for a lot of us,” Jidenna says of the impact Monáe has made on young artists like himself. “She was a pivotal leader in both fashion and music, and I’d say in just originality. She is one of a kind.” Read on HERE for the SF Chronicle article.