Madiba Riddim is the 6th song off Drake’s More Life playlist detailing Drake’s journey through fame as he struggles to maintain friendships as one by one his friends start to turn impure for the money.
Nelson Mandela was also known by his clan name Madiba. The term is used as a sign of respect and affection. It is most likely a reference to the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist Nelson Mandela. He was also known by his clan name Madiba, which was a term used as a sign of respect and affection.
“Riddim” is the Jamaican Patois pronunciation of “rhythm;” and in reggaeton parlance it refers to the instrumental accompaniment to a song.
Over the past few years Drake’s music has taken on many dancehall and afrobeat inflections; and “Madiba Riddim” continues that trend.
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