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    Cool Childish Gambino - Donald Glover, Camp, Mystery Team, Community



    Who is Childish Gambino?

    Source: Donald Glover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Glover raps as Childish Gambino,a name he found from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator.He released an album entitled Sick Boi on June 5, 2008. On September 17, 2009, Childish Gambino released the album Poindexter. A pair of mixtapes entitled I Am Just A Rapper, and I Am Just A Rapper 2 were released in close succession in early 2010. Robert Scahill added his producing expertise helping with the majority of the tracks. The track listings for those albums consist of the name of the song "he" raps, followed by the song he raps over. His third album, Culdesac, was set to be released on July 2, 2010, but a couple of last minute additions caused the album to be delayed for a day. The album was made available on July 3.Glover has stated in interviews that on Sick Boi and Poindexter he felt he had to hide behind gimmicks, such as pink hoodies, but with his subsequent projects, he has touched on more personal subject matter, including family, schoolyard bullying, troubled romantic relationships, suicidal thoughts and alcoholism. He has disowned his 2002 album, The Younger I Get, as the too-raw ramblings of what he calls a "decrepit Drake."

    Glover first came to attention for his work in the sketch group Derrick Comedy, and is best known for his role as community college student Troy Barnes on the NBC comedy series Community.

    Interviews

    Rollingstone Interview
    http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2...ildish-gambino
    Rolling Stone unveiled the most awkward interview we've seen in awhile—actor Donald Glover interviewing rapper Childish Gambino. Which, in case you're unaware, have quite a bit in common, namely sharing the same body.

    Glover also made a straightforward inquiry no other interviewer would ever dare to ask: "Why do you rap like shit?" Childish Gambino's response? "Mostly because my voice is annoying." Whether you agree with that assessment or not, you have to admit, Childish Gambino's lack of egotism and ample ability to laugh at (and even lambaste) himself is pretty damn refreshing.

    Complex Interview
    http://www.complex.com/music/2010/08...itter-campaign

    "Well, I listened to a lot of indie music. I feel like a lot rap heads don’t really listen to a whole bunch of music and are closing themselves off. People feel that if you like T.I. then you won’t like Animal Collective or if you like Jeezy you’d probably hate Lykke Li, and I don’t think that’s the case. Hip-hop is the most eclectic type of music ever, because you can stay up on anything. If the beat is tight, the beat is tight. I’m from Atlanta, so I love Outkast. I listened to a lot of their stuff when I was younger. I listened to the Wu-Tang album. I listen to “All That I Got Is You” by Ghostface like a billion times. I remember being a kid and hearing that and being like, “Oh shit, that’s like me.” [Laughs.] My cousin and I used to sleep in the same bed. [Laughs.] It was the first time I ever felt something. I listen to Kanye of course. I feel like Kanye paved the way for people like Drake, Wiz Khalifa, and rappers who rap about their life. Not every rapper is from the streets. Jay-Z’s story is not my story and I say that in the album. I love Jay-Z, but I can’t tell that story."

    MUSIC VIDEOS
    Lyrics http://www.azlyrics.com/c/childishgambino.html

    From EP [2011]
    Freaks and Geeks


    From Camp [2011]
    Bonfire


    From Culdesace [2010]
    Do Ya Like (sample "Melt My Heart to Stone" by Adele)


    What is the Mystery Team?



    OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.mysteryteam-movie.com/

    LINKS
    Official Website
    http://www.iamdonald.com/
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/IamDonald
    Facebook for Childish Gambino
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Child...06550959381987
    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/DonaldGlover
    Myspace for Childish Gambino
    http://www.myspace.com/childishgambino
    Myspace for Donald Glover
    http://www.myspace.com/everything/donald-glover
    Mystery Team Official Site
    http://www.mysteryteam-movie.com/
    IMDB
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2255973/
    Wikipedia
    Donald Glover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    I think I've mention him before to you guys. I like what I've heard, it's obvious that he's clever, but god damn he needs to stop rapping about how great he is.

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    Friends were talking about Community, which I haven't seen, and then they started talking about Donald Glover and Childish Gambino and I asked, "Danny Glover is a rapper now?" I've been listening to him intermittently and he's really grown on me plus Mystery Team is entertaining. Also, many musicians/bands invariably sing/rap about how awesome they are so I let it slide unless there is a noticeable fault like lame lyrics or unpleasant beat/sound(example M.I.A.).
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    I'm no stranger to musicians self-promoting in their music. It's ok if you mention it occasionally, but not every fucking song, hitting me over the head with how awesome you are. I find that annoying.

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    i still can't tell whether or not he's deliberately trying to be awkward, so i have a hard time enjoying it
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    Quote Originally Posted by coqauvin View Post
    i still can't tell whether or not he's deliberately trying to be awkward, so i have a hard time enjoying it
    I am a Nerd. I am a Rapper...

    I think he's trying to be awkward
    lik dis if u cry evertim
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    But I like his raps, but his...uhm I guess RnB tracks, I don't like, at all.
    lik dis if u cry evertim
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    Quote Originally Posted by KT. View Post
    I'm no stranger to musicians self-promoting in their music. It's ok if you mention it occasionally, but not every fucking song, hitting me over the head with how awesome you are. I find that annoying.
    given how self-aware and genre savvy donglover is, i read it as satire.

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    I read it as satire the first couple songs I heard but after a while I wasn't so sure. Regardless if it's satire, I still find it repetitive and annoying.

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    It seems like a pretty serious attempt to sound like pop-rap, but if it falls short he left things open to call it satire because he's really an actor. The production value alone leads me to believe it's serious, but the lyrics are just absurd. I don't know if that's on purpose or he's just bad.

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    He wants to be taken seriously as a rapper, and doesn't want to be seen as "Lol Troy is rapping"
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    Well all I can think of is "lol troy is rapping." Sort of funny how that worked out, there is no way anybody would give a shit about his album if he wasn't Troy, but you can't take him seriously because he's Troy.

    There are worse problems to have.

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    I know what you mean.

    I do think he's pretty fuckin good at rapping though.
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    He is skilled. He does flow pretty well and has his own sound. But I can't get over how absurd the lyrics are, and I can't help think how hilarious it is that Troy is trying to gangsta rap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrogerg123 View Post
    He is skilled. He does flow pretty well and has his own sound. But I can't get over how absurd the lyrics are, and I can't help think how hilarious it is that Troy is trying to gangsta rap.
    There's nothing gangsta about it

    except that donald glover is black
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    I think it is a personal problem if you have some issue with a singer, an entertainer, or a band using their skills and talents to inject how amazing or wonderful they can be. Unless you are a nobody who hasn't earned their bones and built up credit, then I feel once you've made headway to some kind of national or global scale you have tens or hundreds of thousands of fans who already think you're awesome. Anyone who has an issue with that probably doesn't view a lot of media or tragically misunderstands it.
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    Why can't narcissism just simply annoy me?

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    I don't know you better ask narcissim.
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    His writing is pretty solid, production value is great (Drake needs to steal his guy), and overall I like it.

    But his flow is not good. He lacks polish.

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    My how we've grown over 7 years.


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    crazy how huge dong lover blew up tho right

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