that Childish Gambino video

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by rutabowa, May 15, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's brilliant. Fantastic video.
  2. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    I liked it, but was distracted by his chest. Is that one of the things?
  3. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    I searched Urban for this the other day and was pleased to find the grand total of four Gambino posts. We're so zeitgeisty!

    Another track/video, although not as visually interesting, is frequently coming up in discussions and I thought I'd throw that in too, since it has no mention at all:

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  4. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Gosh. I might need to watch that a few times before deciding my thoughts. Worth a watch.
  5. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Is the opening the transcript of that infamous Cosby speech?
  6. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

    Lucas giving background:

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  7. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Watched it all the way through for the first time tonight, it's clever. :)

    It's as good and symbolic as it is troubling. That's the point though isn't it?

    It's performance poetry.
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  8. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

  9. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  10. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

  11. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    I do think it is shit/lame to be either spoofing or memeing this video. I suppose, tho, when someone makes something unique and great there are always talentless people who feel the need to try to get in on it somehow, to try to distract themselves from the certainty that they are never going to create anything original of worth themselves.
  12. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    post some fucking context then
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  13. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    If by one of the things it's a Fela Kuti reference, he's wearing Confederate army trousers, there's the Jim Crow dance moves, and the general fetishization of the black body both in slavery and as one of the few ways for black economic advancement within entertainment - which serves as a distraction - in American culture.
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  14. S☼I

    S☼I already bored

    What an astonishing video. It's genuinely brilliant. I watched it with no prior knowledge, even of who he was let alone what was in it. Glad I did, if glad's the word.
  15. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    I'd no idea about Childish Gambino till now, good film, this is another thanks for sharing moment.
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  16. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese Be who you needed when you were younger

    That was... Intense. Disturbing. Timely and powerful.
  17. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    You understand that the concept of the video is about hate?
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  18. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    Maybe do some thinking before posting?
  19. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Lol wut? Why didn't you add any context?
  20. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    That is a fair question - and I apologise to you for my reaction - based on a misunderstanding - I felt that the video I posted was so problematic as to not require an explanation. I was wrong.
  21. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    I'm a big fan of Donald Glover but there is a suggestion that 'This is America' was heavily 'inspired' by this lesser known track:

  22. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

    It's taken me a year or two to finally cop on that the Prince sounding song that I been hearing on and off is Childish Gambino. :facepalm:



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