Childish Gambino – Because The Internet

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Childish Gambino - Because The Internet
Childish Gambino
Album: Because the Internet
Released: December 3, 2013
Label: Glassnote Entertainment

Writer, actor, comedian and upcoming Hip Hop artist Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has a new project that has the internet buzzing despite his success on TV. “Because the internet” is his second album under a major label showcasing major improvements from his first album “Camp.” The talented artist’s diversity is clearly displayed in the album as all of his tracks are unique with fast and slow paced instrumentals, a variety of excellent features, and a wide selection of samples that will keep your level of interest on par.

His comedian personality flourishes in his creative punchlines especially in “II.Worldsar” where he raps “put shrooms in my roommate coffee and got more likes than a white girl talking,” and “no hands like soccer/got no patience cause I am not a doctor.” He is a true genius with the pen and paper however I was disappointed in some of the lyrics used in “II.The Crawl” as I felt as if most of the lines were forced as he went from “And I still put it down like the family dog” to “yeah, I murder some, I murder one.”

The album is filled with great features to compliment Childish Gambino’s unique style. “I.The Worst Guys” features Chance The Rapper who lays his sweet Caribbean style vocals on the chorus. R&B artist Lloyd and Mystikal were some features that were unexpected but fit perfectly in this salad bowl mix of different tracks. Problem, Miguel, and Jhene Aiko are among many more who shed their talents on the album to bring it in full circle.

Overall, Childish Gambino put forth plenty of effort in this composition and did his best to bring together a variety of artists to collaborate with him. His latest project appeals to a broad selection of his listeners as it masters the art of fluidity all together. “Because the Interet” sounds so different that it will have you thinking your listening to a dubsteb a, R&B, Jazz and Hip Hop album all at the same time. Another factor to keep in mind is that he produced the entire album with some help from Ludwig Goransson. An ambitious, well rounded artist is the best way to describe Childish Gambino.

Reviewed by Kingsley Nyaosi

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