Anyone else hear the new Childish Gambino record?

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Like the song but Glover seems like a bit of an egotist

Ross, Thursday, 10 May 2018 19:26 (two years ago) link

This is America vid feels very Kendrick-lite to me

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 10 May 2018 19:36 (two years ago) link

nothing wrong with Kendrick being an influencer IMO particularly for songs and/or videos that have this kind of wide viewership

akm, Thursday, 10 May 2018 21:46 (two years ago) link

"dimestore brechtian distancing"

as opposed to threepenny brechtian distancing?

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Thursday, 10 May 2018 22:07 (two years ago) link

Xpost: agreed. Idk if Kendrick-lite is meant as an insult but more rappers emulating him is desirable imho.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 10 May 2018 22:19 (two years ago) link

this is all reflected through so much artifice that it doesn't feel like it connects to me -- it represents connecting, and it simulates making a statement.

I guess this was my takeaway, too; the video had me thinking more about its production and technical aspects than it “connected” emotionally or intellectually (but seems I’m in the minority, and it’s not a hill I’ll die on). There certainly are a lot of “decoder rings” all over YouTube, etc. I’m sure that’s part of the point with all the signifiers, to get people learning about things they maybe weren’t aware of.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 11 May 2018 00:34 (two years ago) link


Simon H., Saturday, 12 May 2018 21:41 (two years ago) link

link doesn't work for me

dyl, Saturday, 12 May 2018 23:34 (two years ago) link

doesn’t even sync up that well

flopson, Saturday, 12 May 2018 23:53 (two years ago) link

I think the buy-in point is the gun firing when the chorus starts.
Anyway it’s a positive “jfc” from me

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Saturday, 12 May 2018 23:58 (two years ago) link


carles danger maus (s.clover), Monday, 14 May 2018 03:58 (two years ago) link

oh my god

dyl, Monday, 14 May 2018 04:05 (two years ago) link

dying at the thumbs up/down ratio there.

carles danger maus (s.clover), Monday, 14 May 2018 05:22 (two years ago) link

pplains, Monday, 14 May 2018 14:56 (two years ago) link

It's terrible, obviously, but I also have no clue what she is "singing".

Yerac, Monday, 14 May 2018 15:02 (two years ago) link

I browsed her youtube channel a bit and I think she may be a kind of career youtube troll, and a really boring one at that

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 14 May 2018 15:57 (two years ago) link

#1 on the Hot 100.

Simon H., Monday, 14 May 2018 17:33 (two years ago) link

What about Gambino's version? x-post

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Monday, 14 May 2018 17:38 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Is this a reach?

This will largely be overlooked but it sounds like same damn song and this was released a few years prior.

Has this been discussed?

— Baby Freeway 🇧🇷🇳🇬 (@RappersRActors) June 24, 2018

Initial reaction was yeah but repeat listens has me questioning

tsrobodo, Monday, 25 June 2018 22:05 (one year ago) link

I don't know, but it's a good track.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 25 June 2018 22:18 (one year ago) link

Great track that happens to have the same flow, same subject matter and strikingly similarly stripped down percussive trap beat with vocal chants.

Either way the artist seems to be cool with it so may as well leave it at that.

tsrobodo, Monday, 25 June 2018 22:29 (one year ago) link

I feel like Weird Al needs to make a parody of 'This is America' (partly because the music video would be great).
What would it be titled?

He said captain, I said wot (FlopsyDuck), Thursday, 5 July 2018 12:34 (one year ago) link

I feel like he doesn't

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Thursday, 5 July 2018 16:17 (one year ago) link

i feel like he needn't make any more music ever again but i realize i'm in the minority on that one

dyl, Thursday, 5 July 2018 17:48 (one year ago) link

This is Antarctica.

MarkoP, Thursday, 5 July 2018 18:01 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Love this is America

No angel came (Ross), Sunday, 22 July 2018 21:02 (one year ago) link

Love this is America Style

President Keyes, Monday, 23 July 2018 14:05 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

new video is neat

remy bean, Monday, 3 September 2018 16:04 (one year ago) link

The aesthetic is kinda simpsonswave.

big firework, Monday, 3 September 2018 19:25 (one year ago) link

track really nails the sound it's evidently aiming for but the song could be better

dyl, Monday, 3 September 2018 19:48 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

guy rly does have a messiah complex but i liked the cheerfully slight guava island: v deliberate leftwing fable, indulgently pretty (loved the aspect and the fake? 16mm grain, but the rounded edges were a bit much), funny, short, casually zero white people. rihanna is underused i guess but i kind of admired the willingness to underuse rihanna. chops provided by nonso anozie, whom i recognized immediately but couldn't place-- he's done lear and othello so naturally it turned out what i'd seen him in is a bit part in s1 game of thrones. anyway, just nice to watch something tropical.

difficult listening hour, Monday, 22 April 2019 23:49 (one year ago) link

the first article i found while googling around to figure out if it was actually shot on 16 was an all-hands-on-deck DONALD GLOVER DOESN'T UNDERSTAND CAPITALISM. CAPITALISM HAS LIFTED BILLIONS OUT OF POVERTY. IN 1900 THE AVERAGE WAGE WAS ONLY $3. AS JONAH GOLDBERG WRITES IN "THE DECLINE OF THE WEST", etc., so well done there.

difficult listening hour, Monday, 22 April 2019 23:52 (one year ago) link

it's Murai, right? he does so much digital grading on his other stuff that I'd assume the same here. 16mm instagram filter.

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:06 (one year ago) link

yeah. too bad imo.

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:07 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

Apparently Donald Glover Presents was streamed this weekend. I haven't heard it yet, anyone have some thoughts?

octobeard, Monday, 16 March 2020 04:38 (two months ago) link

That article is out of date, as the stream apparently disappeared later in the day.

Panic! At The Costco (morrisp), Monday, 16 March 2020 04:55 (two months ago) link

It’s back up. Listening now. It’s .... really fucking good?

rawdogging the pandemic (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 23 March 2020 17:07 (two months ago) link

This is amazing. One of the best records of the year on first listen, and quite the zeitgeist record at that.

octobeard, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:54 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

finally hearing this and it is great. my fav stuff from this guy yet for sure.

davey, Saturday, 25 April 2020 14:25 (one month ago) link

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