Gambino is a Mastermind.
In my second post in the series where I will be introducing people to artists from this year's lineup, I give you Childish Gambino. For those, that do not know, Gambino, a.k.a Donald Glover--actor, rapper, comedian--stars on the hit NBC Comedy Community. He has recently ventured into the hip-hop genre of music. He has gained a lot of fans in the past year. I have been listening to him since last fall.
He mixes great production with witty, one-liners and puns. Check out some of his music below:
Freaks and Geeks-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otPxoVQiIGo
Break- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veiot_DcdP8 (All of the Lights Cover)
Rolling in the Deep ftr Childish Gambino- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkTMj0McIvc
Hero- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvFPVIyziuE (the first song I ever heard from him)
Bonfire- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBq8HFYDLQ8 (Single off Debut Album Camp)
For more content, visit his website www.iamdonald.com. His studio album debut is set to release November 15th. I am hoping he previews songs during FFFfest 2011. For those that typically do not listen to this genre, he is definitely someone to introduce you to it. I am really excited to see him perform his music and stand-up.
Keep posted for more on this year's artists. In the first post, I covered Odd Future...