Childish Gambino drops off his much anticipated Royalty mixtape yesterday during Independence Day. The 18-track mixtape features guest spots from ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Nipsey Hussle, Bun B, Ghostface Killah, RZA, Danny Brown, and more.
With production from Boi-1da and The Maven Boys, Beck, Ludwig, Donald Glover himself. With all these features sometimes the artist gets over shadowed but Glover came correct while I was a stan for Camp I did enjoy the direction and Glover improves each time I hear him. AB Soul and Tina Fray might be my favorite features aside from Ghostface.
Well, it is interesting that he got two songs out now. The other one was with Schoolboy Q. This one is solo. Damn, what is up with the artwork though? Is he taking shots or making a point? I’m wondering what it really means. I hope I’m not being slow, though.
Love him or hate him, he has been musically successful. I personally like his stuff. It may not be wholly “original”, but what truly is? At least it is authentic. Now, all I care about his him making dope stuff continuously.
So many people were acting like this album was extremely great. What are my classified feelings about it? See for yourself!
Exerpt: Donald Glover is your new version of the hip hop thespian. Others like Ice Cube, Mos Def, Common and Queen Latifah have done the same thing. However, only Donald and Mos can say that they started out as actors first. Yet, the man with the name from a Wu-Tang name generator is much more different. With Camp, Childish Gambino gets to show the world that there is more to him than Community and random Youtube videos.
Now, let me get into what I agreed it and what I didn’t agree with at all:
Agree: Childish Gambino is a dope ass rapper. Period. I am not sure what I need to even say about it, but he has “it”. He got punchlines, honesty, reality, and earnest that makes him tangible and attractive to the ear. He has that lyrical attraction.
Disagree: I think A$AP Rocky is dope as hell. No, he’s no amazing lyricist. He’s not a “swag rapper”, either. He makes “Harlem Trill”. His rhymes are more about style over everything. He doesn’t get super lyrical. But to me, he is far from horrible. These guys made him sound like Lil’ B. Lil’ B is pretty horrendous (even though I like him…but that’s why I like him…he sucks!). And I know that this is this is their show. So, I respect their opinion and why they feel the way they feel. However, I’m not impressed by lyricism like I used to be. I care about “good music” over everything. A$AP Rocky makes good music. Plus, he hearkens on the old days of 3-6, Bone Thugs and West Coast rhyming.
What looks like a spoof on a classic horror film (Friday the 13th) or at least dedicated to one, Donald Glover Childish Gambino lets loose the visuals for “Bonfire”. The video may not exactly match the lyrics. However, it does match the idea behind his album (Camp is the name). So, this is a win-win video for Gambino. Rather, this is actually a well created video for someone that got their name from a Wu-Tang name creator.
Oh my. Is it me or does this goes……hard? I know that Donald Glover Childish Gambino brings the pain lyrically. However, I think this one is slightly different than the usual. Maybe its the calmness of his voice. He seems “at ease” even though he is not. This is a great song that needs a video. Seriously.
It’s crazy that Hot 97 is rocking with Childish Gambino, dropping bombs and everything. When he first came on the scene many people were questioning his talent but looks like he’s garnered quite a following since then. His show at Terminal 5 sold out in a day…and that’s in November. There was a snippet that was floating around the internet a couple of days ago but courtesy of Hot 97 we get the radio rip. Also is it just me or…does anyone else think that Donald Glover sounds like a prepubescent teenager when he starts rapping?
My love for Childish Gambino is something I don’t really understand. He loves to talk about Asian girls and other things that don’t really pertain to my lifestyle but..for some reason I dig him. I also like the fact that when he raps he sounds like a 13 year old boy going through puberty. It’s been quite sometime since we’ve heard from him but now courtesy of Hard Knock TV we get a performance at this past weekend’s Rock The Bells Festival.
How fitting that we post this on Thursday night also known as Community on NBC night! I heart Troy. Moving on, while Donald Glover/Childish Gambino was in Los Angeles for his IAMDONALD tour, The Hip Hop Update caught up with him to talk about music, comedy, what’s next, Odd Future, and The Weeknd. I by the way am super pissed that I couldn’t get tickets to this show (it sold out in like .45 seconds) but I did get the chance to go to the taping of his Comedy Central show while he was in New York and I almost peed my pants from laughing so hard.