On March 8th, Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, released a free EP to the internets.
He still has a lot of room to improve, but this is defiantly one of those “don’t quit your night job” scenarios. I wish he would sing a little less, but it’s nice to listen to a rappers lyrics and not hate what music is becoming. His lines are smart, and from what I can gather, honest. Most importantly they appeal to my demographic (specifically, male/ born in the 80’s / raised in the 90’s.) With song titles like “Freaks & Geeks,” and lyrics like:
Step inside the party, y’all ni***s is mood killers
My lifestyle simple, live easy and Bruce Willis
I’m the boss, Michael Scott, y’all bitches is just Phyllis.
‘Cause I’ma be on these tracks like indie girls on Amelie
Honesty, I’m rappin’ ’bout everything I go through
Everything I’m sayin’, I’m super sayin’ like Goku.
The beat is witches’ brew, but beware this hit is potent
E.E. Cummin’ on her face, now thats poetry in motion
Do this and I just might wife you
Let me poke you ma, Raichu.