…In A Very Long Time!
I am back with another Childish Gambino post. I recently discovered this guy as a musical artist. I’ve followed Donald Glover (real name) on NBC’s Community and I’ve seen his hilarious stand-up routine on Comedy Central. But, until recently, I had no idea that he was a musical genius.
I’ve been listing to him on YouTube a lot, but I finally made it over to Best Buy last night and bought his first album, “Camp“. It was the first CD I’ve bought in several years. You can buy it online for $8.99 and I paid $9.98 in store. I’ve also heard you can get it for free on iTunes, but this is the kind of thing you have to go buy. My favorite song on the CD is All the Shine.
His lyrics are unbelievably creative. If you know me, you know that I am a huge fan of Kanye. Yeah, Kanye is kind of a jerk. And a lot of people don’t like him because of that. But I’m not trying to be his friend – I just think his music is incredible and he’s the best performer I’ve ever seen. And maybe I like Donald – Childish Gambino – because he too likes Kanye (at least I assume from several references in his music). He raps about some heavy issues sometimes – racial issues, relationships, etc. He also mixes in some humor. Whatever your music preference, you have to like this guy.
How many gold plaques you want inside your dining room?
I said I want a full house.
They said, “You got it dude!”
I think the biggest reason I like his music is because of his motivation. Maybe it’s not just his music – maybe it is the guy as a person. He’s an actor, DJ, comedian, rap artist, family man (a brother to many foster kids – you should read his story). He could retire today and be set for life. But he keeps pushing. While you and I are sleeping, he’s working to do something else incredible. He’s someone to keep an eye on and root for.
Read more about Childish Gambino with Adam Whitaker.