This Is America

Childish Gambino - This Is America
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Based on 217 ratings
2018 Ratings: #70
Liked by 6 people
May 5, 2018 / Release Date
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Edit: To be honest I have done a complete 180 on this song. When Lil B dropped his Options mixtape that had This Is The BasedGod on it, I decided to check out the original song again and loved it. I read what I originally wrote and Yeah i still think Childish Gambino has more bad songs than good but I was thinking way too hard about it. Its a fuckin rap song, not a thesis. So since I embraced This Is America, it has become one of my most revisited songs. Very literally, thank you ... read more
it's a good enough song but my god people's reaction to this makes me want to hate it. people proclaiming him as the good kanye, people saying this is music transcending art, people saying it's a better 'trap' song than any 'trap' artist has made, people nitpicking every scene of the music video trying to find the most banal of metaphors and symbolism, people saying he's uniquely expressing himself in the music video like no other rapper does, etc.

what it is, in my honest opinion, is a ... read more
It’s songs like these that we look back at and say “oh shit there was so much going on behind the scenes and under the surface” even without the video. I love the ad libs on the track from various trap artists. The last quarter though is a masterpiece
"This Is A Chicken Wing"
"This Is A Eskimo"
"This Is A Apple Bee's"
"This Is A Celery"
"This Is A Slip'N'Slide"
"This Is A Motor bike"
"This Is A Leprechaun"
"This Is A Grandma"
"This Is A Penguin"
"This Is A Pizza Hut"
"This Is A Coupon"
"This Is A GatorAde"
"This Is A Asparagus"
"This Is A Pineapple"
"This Is A Pickle Jar"
"This Is A ... read more
This music video will likely be my favorite of the year if not the entire decade (it's really that fucking good!) and the song is not that much worse. "This Is America" incorporates the soul food vocals of Awaken My Love!, elements of trap and excellent ad-lib outtakes from Atlanta's most famous rappers of the era. Considering Childish Gambino's nimble, lyrically poignant rapping, this is the first mark of quality music in the resistance of the Trump era that we were promised.
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Added on: May 3, 2018