L.E.S. has been both a staple in Manhattan, as well as more recently a staple in Childish Gambino‘s music catalogue, for some time now. This short film/music video features the night life of L.E.S. (albeit without an appearance from Donald himself), which gives visuals that are more than fitting for the smooth beat. Featuring hotspots throughout the Lower East Side, all aspects of the night life are included, from the indie concerts, to the club, to the drunken activities that may resort from the club to a night at the cafe with a friend.
British singer Leona Lewis made her claim to fame winning the 3rd season of The X-Factor, and followed that up with her hit single Bleeding Love. Let’s face it we all know the lyrics to the 2007 hit. Since then she’s fallen into relative obscurity outside of the UK, where she has continued her success. In an attempt to build her US fan base back up, Leona has enlisted the help of Childish Gambino for her first US single off the upcoming album Glassheart. While, the addition of Donald isn’t necessary for the track as it tries to replicate the success of Bleeding Love, which it may have come close to on its own, Donald’s addition brings Leona to a new set of fans who may not have accessed her before. You’ll have to pre-order Trouble on iTunes as it doesn’t drop until October 9th.
Donald Glover can act, as can be seen in his 30 Rock appearances as well as in Community. But for his Fire Fly video, Donald decided to step away from the camera and let the video speak for itself without him in it. With the feel of a 90s action movie, the video has some minor resemblances to the track but it feels minimal and a little out of place with the music.
So it turns out Jay Rock was also supposed to be on R O Y A L T Y but he never made the cut. This was the track that didn’t make it as you can hear from the girl giggling, who was a reoccurring voice throughout the mixtape. It’s still a little weird hearing Gambino go over some of these harder tracks.
Over the weekend, Childish Gambino was in the UK and dropped by to visit Tim Westwood and drop this freestyle over Usher’s and French Montana’s latest singles.
It’s July 4th down in the US, a day for celebrating the US’ independence, but for hip-hop it’s a day of celebrating Childish Gambino‘s latest mixtape release. Stepping away (somewhat) from the softer, more personal sound of Camp, Donald mixes things up and put together a mixtape more towards “bangers” that would do well in a concert setting, while still throwing in a couple of softer tracks so that he doesn’t alienate his fans. With collabs from hip-hop greats Bun B and Ghostface, to fresh up-and-comers like ScHoolboyQ and Danny Brown, to the unexpected collabs of Beck and Tina Fey, Donald really mixes things up with R O Y A L T Y and starts to take fans on a new journey of his sound.
Hit the jump for the tracklist and download link.
I try my best to stay away from radio rips because I find the quality is pretty bad, as well as their usually riddled with tags, as well as dj cuts, fades and other effects. Donald Glover‘s latest is pretty good quality when it comes to that so I figured it’s definitely good enough to get a showcase until the official release comes out, or at least his mixtape does (which is due out soon). This is another cut off is upcoming mixtape.
Gambino is back with another surprise track off his upcoming, yet to be named mixtape. This track features some major artist credibility to his work with Beck being featured on it. Donald is definitely taking his sound more serious with this one and his skills on the mic seem to be stronger with each new release
Off Donald’s upcoming, yet to be titled mixtape, Black Faces features Nipsey Hussle for a small verse.
This is definitely one of those uplifting tracks that can completely change your outlook. Josh Osho is a London based singer/songwriter. His track Giants featuring the amazing Childish Gambino is off Josh’s upcoming debut album L.I.F.E., which is out later this month. If this track isn’t enough for you to want to check out the album, Josh’s first single off the album, which is called Redemption Days features the Wu-Tang Clan’s own Ghostface Killah. But the Wu-Tang Clan references don’t stop there. The album is also executive produced by Rza, the man behind the entire Wu-Tang sound.