My favorite Black Nerd, Donald Glover, has finally released a creative new video for his hot track “Bonfire.” When he’s acting on Community and writing on 30 Rock, he’s known as Donald Glover. But when he steps up to the mic and drops some insane surreal rhymes, then you know that Childish Gambino has made an appearance.
Childish Gambino is quickly becoming one of my favorite rappers. Yeah, he’s vulgar, raw, witty, and raps with such a funny big ego, but I love it! As much trash that is out there in the hip-hop scene nowadays, at least Childish Gambino has an hilarious and original way of rapping about the usual sex, girls, music, money, and swag. He totally capitalizes on the fact that he is a Black nerd who talks “White” and still loves hanging out with his n-words. Hahaha. I can’t help but crack up every time he says his n-words instead of just saying the word.
Childish Gambino proved to us that he was a lyrical beast with his song “Freaks & Geeks,” but his new video for “Bonfire” just adds more fire the fuel; without a doubt, Childish Gambino is an amazing rapper that can seriously make it big in the hip-hop scene. He’s already got a track produced by J. Cole on his soundcloud, and he’s even did a live freestyle with Mos Def and Kanye West (check it out: http://soundcloud.com/childish-gambino). Since he got his start in comedy and has a regular role in Community, then it’s no surprise at all that a lot of his lyrics are hilariously dope.
On his track “Bonfire” Childish Gambino doesn’t hold back and drops some verses that in genius. One of my favorite verses in this track is when he says, Played this for my cousin, now he can’t even think straight/Black and white music? Now, nigga, that’s a mixtape! I mean it’s so hard to pick a favorite verse, but I must say that one did stand out, as well as the last verses: Made the beat then murdered it, Casey Anthony/These rappers don’t know what to do/Cause all I did was act me like a Looney Tune/I’ll give you all of me until there’s nothing left/I swear this summer will be summer Camp, bitch. Seriously, his lyrics are priceless! And those aren’t even the vulgar ones that are so raw, but so dope!
All I can say is eh, you either love Childish Gambino or hate him. I personally love his music and I especially have a crush on Donald Glover when he’s acting, doing standup, and just being that Black Nerd. But his rap persona is pretty awesome as well. Unlike the video for “Freaks and Geeks,” Childish Gambino isn’t jumping around this time and dropping hardcore verses. Instead, he wakes up in the middle of the woods with a noose around his neck. The video is sort of telling the story of him as a ghost, but then he doesn’t know he is dead. He’s warning the people about this killer walking towards there campfire, but then it seems that the killer actually is the one who might have hung Gambino. I don’t know! There’s an interesting plot going on and it could be up for interpretation, so peep the visuals for yourself.
Childish Gambino’s album Camp will be released November 15th.
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