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Psychedelics and Music Interview: Jidenna

November 6th, 2023

Jidenna's morning routine actually starts at midnight. That's when he journals, reads, and carves out time to refine his creative process and reconnect with himself when the world is silent. Shylah Ray recently sat down with Jidenna to chat with him about his early days of music, African psychedelics, and how plant medicine came into the fold. Jidenna also dives into how growing up in a Nigerian household impacted the way he interacted socially with the world, how it plays into his music, and how it ultimately led him to find his beautiful partner.

This interview is a part of DoubleBlind's Medicine Music series, in partnership with PORTAL (, a psychedelic advocacy project started by Propeller.

In this series, we explore the relationship between plant medicines, creativity, personal growth, and mysticism with our favorite artists. Brandon Boyd of Incubus, Melissa Etheridge, 6LACK & QUIN, & Coco & Breezy were our past guests. Subscribe to Doubleblind's Youtube channel for more conversations in the coming months.