Follow us


Twitter is obsessed with Childish Gambino's new track, This is America, which addresses gun violence

Childish Gambino fans — buckle up

Nanda Das @nanda1das 6 May 2018, 6:42 PM
This is America: You need to turn up the volume now

This is America: You need to turn up the volume now Image: Twitter

If your playlist already has Childish Gambino in it, you are saved — from mediocre mumble rap. If you're a Gambino rookie, you need to pay attention. 

Donald McKinley Glover Jr., who raps under the stage name Childish Gambino, has been the no-holds-barred millennial icon you're looking for in Kendrick Lamar, or Rihanna. His last album Awaken, My Love!  fetched him a Grammy, and his semi-autpbiographical show Altanta is all the relevance you need on your binge-watch radar. 

Childish Gambino just dropped his new politically charged single This Is America during his appearance as a host on Saturday Night Live. And we are hooked. As is Twitter.

The music video for This is America, is a surreal masterpiece, and has already garnered more than 700,000 views in less than six hours. The number, directed by Hiro Murai, reflects the current political turmoil in the United States, especially pertaining to gun violence, an issue that is taking America by storm right now.







The video begins with Donald dancing maniacally and killing an innocent man with a gun followed by other chaotic scenes unfolding in the backdrop. Glover performed the song on SNL in the same performance-style as the music video, of course minus the pistol.

Fans are going gaga about his fire track, with some even comparing him to an early Kanye West. 

Read more:

Kendrick Lamar just won a Pulitzer, and we are not coping well

Kabali director Pa Ranjith's millennial band has rappers, rockers and a rebellion

What is so terrible about mumble rap?

Trending stories

We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website by showing you relevant ads and content. By continuing your navigation, you accept the placement and use of cookies. To learn more about cookies and/ or to opt-out of these services, please see our Cookie Policy.