Donald Glover has created another Childish Gambino video masterpiece.
When he released, “Feels Like Summer” in July, I cringed when people mistook it for a good time summer song. Think of it like Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me”…a perfectly chill poolside melody, but there’s a lyrical heaviness. The video mirrors that intention.
At first watch, the animation is hand-drawn, reminiscent of Fat Albert <3...ooh and its a game of recognizing all of your favs! "there's Lil Pump and 21 Savage! MIGOS! Drake and Pusha T....Solange! Sza and Janelle Monae! Beyonce! Travis Scott and Nicki Minaj!" Here’s a complete list of all the cameos.
Then you realize…Travis is knocking down Nicki’s castle aka #1 album. Bey is wearing a Fredo Santana shirt. Azalea Banks is alone in a tree…and Michelle Obama consoles Kanye while he cries in his MAGA hat.
So be aware of the depth, have fun with the game and take a moment to “slow down.”