AYO Gambino is a mastermind..
No matter how much new music I’ve inhaled over my travels this month, I keep coming back to Childish Gambino. Community actor Donald Glover‘s rap alter ego is quite impressive. He drops bravado-filled bars mixed with some solid similes, metaphors and pop culture flavor that makes you hit rewind multiple times. Some genius (“Took the ‘G’ out yo waffle/all you got left is yo ego.”) and some not so (“Love is a trip/But fuckin’ is a sport/Are there Asian girls here? Minority report”). Sure, a lot of it is tiresome sex lines, but its nothing Yeezy, Weezy or Jeezy fans haven’t heard before. The overall product is well worth your time and Glover will only grow. The production isn’t too shabby either.
Get Childish Gambino’s EP and a leftover track recorded over booze and turkey during Thanksgiving.
Childish Gambino – The Longest Text Message (.mp3)
Childish Gambino – EP (.zip)
1. Be Alone
2. Freaks and Geeks
3. My Shine (.mp3)
4. Lights Turned On
5. Not Going Back
Also look for the IAMDONALD Tour featuring what I can only assume will be comedy and rapping at the dates here. Detroit & ATL fans below:
6-May-Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse – TICKETS
17-May-Detroit, MI – Magic Stick – TICKETS
UPDATE: and literally 5 minutes after I completed this post comes this unofficial compilation. Listen and discuss in the comments and I’ll give my two cents as well.
Childish Gambino – I Do Not Talk Mixtape (.zip)