Childish Gambino - Camp
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2011 Ratings: #685 / 934
User Score
Based on 493 ratings
2011 Ratings: #322
Liked by 1 person
November 15, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Glassnote / Label
Hip Hop, Pop Rap / Genres
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Consequence of Sound

He can really, really rap, plus sing and emote and put on a show better than 90% of his hip-hop counterparts.

No Ripcord

Even if his insecurities can illicit a few cringes, there’s enough empowered anthems like Bonfire and Outside for Childish Gambino to pull through.

Move white girls like it's coke up my ass crack
If it wasn't for the nostalgia, this would be like a 40. Bonfire and Heartbeat make me remember the older days
A pretty solid debut album. Gambino shows that he can match flow and lyrics to any mainstream rapper. However, one major downside is that his own insecurities strangle a lot of his deeper messages and truths.

✅ Outside | Fire Fly | Bonfire | All The Shine | Heartbeat | Hold You Down | Sunrise
While now-a-days Childish Gambino is a larger then life project, back when Childish was getting started, it was kinda hard to take him seriously, as he was one of those artists like Eddie Murphy or Matt Berry who was famous before he went into music. And on Camp, it kinda shows.

Favorite Jams: Bonfire, You See Me, Backpackers

Lest Favorite: Sunrise
I used to like "Camp" when I was younger... but GODDAMN did it age terribly, especially compared what he would do later. Donald Glover has the versatility of a good rapper and it seems like he wants to touch upon some big topics, but it's immediately ruined by his obnoxious, squeaky-voiced persona. His mediocre lyrics are irritating and the decent production gets squashed by his insecurities. He was clearly meant for comedy and he was really good at it back then, which is why ... read more
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#27/Consequence of Sound

Track List

  1. Outside 
  2. Fire Fly 
  3. Bonfire 
  4. All The Shine 
  5. Letter Home 
  6. Heartbeat 
  7. Backpackers 
  8. L.E.S. 
  9. Hold You Down 
  10. Kids (Keep Up) 
  11. You See Me 
  12. Sunrise 
  13. That Power
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Added on: October 14, 2011