Childish Gambino “Because the Internet”–album review by Jacen Baugh.

Childish Gambino, also known by his real name Donald Glover, is a Comedian and TV actor who uses his hip-hop/R&B/Jazz projects to explore his childhood memories and his current fame. He even had a role in the latest hit movie “Martian,” staring Matt Damon. I would consider him one of those artists you either love or hate, although he does have a massive fan base. Most fans would consider him a “rapper,” but that is only because that is what he is most popular for. But he does so much more than hip hop itself, especially with this album, “Because the Internet”.

This album is more diverse than any of his work. Although the main genre in this work is Hip-Hop, Childish mixes it with R&B, jazz, and even a little rock at times. He covers adult concerns like love, one night stands, struggling with fame, his childhood, and more. At times he gets really personal with his life, but that is what I enjoy about him. He is not afraid to talk about his problems and insecurities. At times he even embraces them. Also, when it comes down to it, the production of the album is sharp. He even wrote a script that comes with this album and tell you when to play each song throughout the scripts. You could probably figure this with the shifting instrumental tracks like “Dial Up”, or “Playing Around Before The Party Starts”. I do not have a single favorite song, I enjoy all of them. I have seen him live twice and he is definitely a great performer. As of right now, he is still touring with his latest album, “Kauai”.

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