Jidenna - "Long Live the Chief"

October 13, 2016 - Ana Navarro & Jidenna 10/13/2016 Views: 24,230

Hip-hop artist Jidenna performs the song "Long Live the Chief" from his debut studio album of the same name. (2:58)

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-please welcome Jidenna.-(cheering and applause)

♪ And they fighting over ringsand they wanna be the king ♪

♪ But long live the chief

♪ For a little ol' thang,little boys, bang, bang ♪

♪ Long live the chief

♪ I saidthey fighting over rings ♪

♪ And they wanna be the king

♪ But long live the chief

♪ Now watch, pretty mama,while I slang my cane ♪

♪ Long live the chief, uh

♪ Cockroachesand the rat sh... uh ♪

♪ Hand-me-downswith the patches ♪

♪ Mama put a little moneyin the mattress ♪

♪ Taught me how to makea silver spoon out of plastic ♪

♪ You can either sink,swim or be the captain ♪

♪ Get the last word,I'm-a get the last laugh in ♪

♪ Now they say "Jidenna whyyou dressing so classic?" ♪

♪ I don't want my best-dressedday in a casket ♪

♪ You can either lead,follow or get out the way ♪

♪ But make a damn move,it would make my damn day ♪

♪ Got a 100-year plan,you jus' think about today ♪

♪ Always been about timemore than been about pay ♪

♪ Can't rump with me,Usain couldn't run with me ♪

♪ Chief come to find you,you don't come for me ♪

♪ At best you can runa lil' company ♪

♪ Baby, at worst, I could runthe whole country ♪

♪ That's right,pimp game like a brothel ♪

♪ That's why, I don't judgenobody's hustle ♪

♪ I Airbnb the criblike a hostel ♪

♪ Summer rate cheaper 'causethe streets get hostile ♪

♪ Shaka boy,this fire from Mojave boy ♪

♪ Oh, no, I won't recordfor your homie boy ♪

♪ I turn the party outlike a naughty toy ♪

♪ Then I go and hide inplain sight like a lobby boy ♪

♪ Yes, sir,that's Jidenna on the banner ♪

♪ Ridin' for my ... gettin'locked up in the slammer ♪

♪ Elders saying everything'sa nail to a hammer ♪

♪ And ... can't spell,but we know our Instagrammar ♪

♪ Well done's betterthan well said ♪

♪ I read ... well,a ... well-read ♪

♪ Really I ain't metnobody smarter ♪

♪ That's why I got admitted,but I still rejected Harvard ♪

♪ I'm the fresh prince

♪ In a schoolwhere they couldn't read ♪

♪ Mama put me in a schoolwith the Kennedys ♪

♪ When I met Bill ClintonI was 17 ♪

♪ But dead presidentsis all my ... need ♪

♪ Diningwith the governor's daughter ♪

♪ And her father sayI remind him of Obama ♪

♪ Well, I'm the chief diplomatevery day ♪

♪ And I'm black and white,Janelle Monae ♪

♪ They wanna be the king, but

♪ Long live the chief

♪ For a li' ol' thanglil' boys bang bang ♪

♪ Long live the chief

♪ I said,they fighting over rings ♪

♪ And they wanna bethe king, but ♪

♪ Long live the chief

♪ Now watch pretty mamawhile I slang my cane ♪

♪ Long live the chief.

(echoing)