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Classic Man

"Classic Man"
Single by Jidenna featuring Roman GianArthur
from the album Wondaland Presents: The Eephus
Released February 3, 2015
Format Digital download
Length 3:46 (original version)
3:55 (remix version)
  • Jidenna
  • Nana Kwabena
  • Nate "Rocket" Wonder
Jidenna singles chronology
"Classic Man"

"Classic Man" is the debut single recorded by American singer Jidenna featuring American singer Roman GianArthur. The song was released on February 3, 2015 from Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Records collective EP, The Eephus as the lead single. The song was produced by Jidenna, Nana Kwabena and Nate "Rocket" Wonder.


  • Music video 1
  • Commercial performance 2
  • Remix 3
  • Charts 4
    • Weekly charts 4.1
  • Certifications 5
  • References 6

Music video

The music video of the song was released to YouTube on February 20, 2015. The video shows Jidenna at a party, walking on the street, and at a martial arts school.[1] The video was directed by Alan Ferguson. [2] The music video for the remix was released on July 15, 2015. It features Jidenna and Kendrick Lamar rapping in various locations. Rapper/singer Ty Dolla Sign, Janelle Monáe, Roman GianArthur, and hip-hop producer Hit-Boy make cameo appearances in the music video.[3]

Commercial performance

"Classic Man" debuted at number 89 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the chart dated May 23, 2015.[4] The song has peaked at number 22 in its sixteenth week on the chart.[5] As of August 2015, the song has sold 399,000 copies in the US.[6]


Jidenna and Wondaland Records released a remix of the song featuring American rapper Kendrick Lamar, included as a bonus track on The Eephus EP. The remix was accompained by a music video, which premiered on July 15, 2015.[7] Jamaican rapper Sean Paul also released a remix of this song called "Ganja Man".[8]


Weekly charts

Chart (2015) Peak
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 44
France (SNEP)[10] 142
South Africa (EMA)[11] 7
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[12] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 174
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 22
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[15] 9
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[16] 33
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 29
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[18] 2


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[19] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Jidenna - Classic Man on YouTube". VEVO. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ Zeichner, Naomi. "Jidenna Premieres "Classic Man" Video". The FADER. THE FADER, INC. 
  3. ^ "Jidenna - Classic Man (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar on YouTube". VEVO. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Hot 100: The Week of May 23, 2015".  
  5. ^ "The Hot 100: The Week of September 3, 2015".  
  6. ^ Steinfeld, Mitchell (August 8, 2015). "Hip Hop Single Sales: The Weeknd, Silento & Fetty Wap".  
  7. ^ "Jidenna - Classic Man (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar". VEVO. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ " – Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur – Classic Man" (in Dutch). Ultratop Urban.
  10. ^ " – Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur – Classic Man" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "EMA Top 10 Airplay: Week Ending 2015-09-01". Entertainment Monitoring Africa. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  12. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40 - 21 August 2015 - 27 August 2015". Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart: CLUK Update 15.08.2015 (wk33)". Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Jidenna – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Jidenna. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  15. ^ "Jidenna – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Jidenna. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  16. ^ "Jidenna – Chart history" Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay for Jidenna. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  17. ^ "Jidenna – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Jidenna. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  18. ^ "Jidenna – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Jidenna. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  19. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - Jidenna".  
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