WACK.” Sure Ron Artest, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Kevin Federline, Spencer Pratt and Buzz Aldrin put the time in to create that stereotype. If Donald Glover had never garnished fame off his Derrick Comedy skits, writing for 30 Rock, etc, he would still be in the same position.He gives a voice to those non-“rap cool” youth that love hip hop.Childish Gambino clearly fits into the recent paradigm shift of Smart/Educated Rap (J. What differentiates Gambino from other would-be novelty rap acts is his sincerity. It is obvious that he has listened to hip hop all of his life and has a love for the art.

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…, errm, crept on your ex-gf’s new photos from her trip to the beach to visit her “bestie.” So, you move to My Space, but you forgot your password, and, after several failed attempts, your account gets locked. Hoping to attract new followers, you check the trending topics in hopes of flexing your wit for the mindless masses.

You scan the list, and mixed amongst the ubiquitous tags about Jo Bros, Beliebers, Korean Boy Band Fans and some variation of “Stuff Black People Do” you see it… Much like when you see or hear anything related to “Chris Webby,” your first instinct is confusion. Clicking on the What The Explanation available on your Hoot Suite Desktop Client reveals that Childish Gambino has just released a new music video for “Freaks and Geeks.” Still in the dark, you hit up the infinite wisdom of Google and voila… He’s like ‘06 Lil Wayne, Kanye West, mc chris, XV and Drake all rolled into one. You want to lump him in as another internet backpack rapper, but you can’t.

there it is: Clicking it fills your vision with a beautifully-shot, one-take video of a guy in a dope-ass red hoodie who is energetic as fuck skipping around an abandoned warehouse, rapping his lyrics. The distinctiveness of his beat choice, his presence on a track and his wittiness has you hooked. You delve into his website and search You Tube with blinders on listening to Adele Remixes, New EP Leaks, his Culdesac album and his numerous mixtapes.

It starts with general braggadocio, nothing special, but somehow you are drawn by his sincerity in his lines. You finally get to the end of the video and the guy looks familiar but, you are too engrossed with his magnetism, his style, his wordplay, his… After hours of voraciously consuming his catalog, it dawns on you…

And for someone who has gone through a tubulent youth, music allows him to express the stress he feels from that upbringing, and the pressures of fame/stardom in a way that Stand-Up Comedy can’t.

Life goes fast and I’m holding on tight I let things go when I’m holding this mic And it’s six in the morn, I’ve been writing all night If I keep on going, I’m hoping I might be Untouchable… untouchable Much like how the Freaks and Geeks Music Video starts from far away and gradually gets closer to reveal more of Childish Gambino, his lyrics do the same. I’ve spend most of my life being labeled and I’ve learned that really doesn’t help anyone.

He invites listeners into his life and wants you to get to know him personally, and not base your opinion on who you think he is from his other pursuits. So when it comes to my music, I wanna have as much fun as possible. The best people START a genre because people don’t get it and have to name it.

Then you get hit with the first in-your-face punchline. I know where I’ve seen this guy, and you are finally able to answer that question: “” Childish Gambino is actor/comedian/writer/sexual athlete/all-around phenom Donald Glover.

As an English major and one who dabbles in amateur cumshots, you absolutely lose your shit, “This guy references e.e. You may be more familiar with him from his work as Troy on Community or as “the bro rape guy.” However, we now can include rapper to his already long list of accomplishments.