Rappers can be moody fucks. Just look at Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Donald Glover of Community. Last week he Instagrammed a series of fears and self-doubts he’d written on hotel stationary, including, “I’m afraid people hate who I really am,” and “I’m afraid I’ll never reach my potential.” Glover also commented on the new Childish Gambino […]

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I once had a professor who said that if everyone would just smoke some pot the world would be a much better place. No war, just wings. And that is a beautiful thing.  We can’t necessarily control the world around us, but we can certainly make the best of our immediate surroundings. Jhené Aiko is just […]

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“Centipede” is vintage Gambino in its relentless juxtaposition of silly but impressive rhetorical maneuvering (punny Progressive commercial jokes) and the frank, earnest realism of a backpack rapper dropping knowledge.

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I’m as big a fan of Tumblr as the next 16-year old girl/45 year-old perv/20-something indie music blogger, but the geniuses behind the puppy pictures/soft core porn really need to update their outdated, unreliable mp3 player. With artists ranging from frank ocean to Class Actress consistently and quietly tumbling their freshest tracks, the platform offers […]

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LA-based production duo Oliver has been on our radar recently and has crafted another hit with their remix of Childish Gambino’s “Heartbeat.” I’ve never given Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, a good listen before, mostly because I’m the biggest skeptic whenever hip-hop flirts with electro. I’m also ardently devoted to Spank Rock and shun all others as imitators, […]

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