Monday, December 12, 2011

Music Monday 116 :: Childish Gambino

Music Monday 116 :: Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino (ne Donald Glover). Image borrowed from Dedica.la

If you watch the show "Community" on NBC, then you know Donald Glover and if you know Donald Glover from "Community," then you know that he's got some talent. And if you dig a little bit deeper, you'll find out that Donald Glover's quite young AND talented.

Then it should be no surprise that Glover's the front for Childish Gambino. It's true that lots of folks listen and love rap and hip hop. And many people pine to be a 'microphone-welding showstopper.' That career has worked out well for some folks (see Jay-Z). Might work out well for Glover too.

I've only hear pieces of Childish Gambino, but I like the quirkiness to it and most importantly I like the lyrics. He doesn't really flow about how much money he has and how many cars he's tricked out or any of the jet setting lifestyle that too many mainstream artists rap/sing about. Gambino hasn't had that kind of life - yet. And so we get a different and refreshing narrative.
 

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