Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Childish Gambino - Culdesac (2010)

On July 2nd, the artist known as Childish Gambino put out his new CD Culdesac. If you aren’t familiar with Childish Gambino, it is the rap name for Comic/Actor/Rapper Donald Glover from Derrick Comedy (The Youtube Comedy Group... Also the Makers of Bro Rape) and Community. He also wrote for Tina Fey on 30 Rock. Glover also put out a few mixtapes in 2010, but Culdesac is in essence his first “album” release.

Although Glover is known for being a comic and actor, make no mistake, Culdesac shows that he is not joking around when it comes to his rap career. This album is incredibly solid. You can really see Glover’s enthusiasm and attitude come through in his songs. Glover has a really great flow going on, and his song lyrics are very well thought out and clever. The album is loaded with clever lyrics such as “I’m coming harder than these chicks that you would swear were pissing” and “NBC isn’t the only thing I’m coming on tonight”. Culdesac addresses a number of different topics, from Girls, Donald Glover’s early life and troubles, and how Glover has struggled with being “different”. This album really shed’s Glover’s “comedian” persona and is a solid piece of work. Culdesac is one of my favorite albums of the year because of its originality and cleverness. My favorite song on the album is “Hero” but the rest of the songs are almost equally as good.

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