Childish Gambino - Royalty
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2012 Ratings: #267
July 4, 2012 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
Self-Released / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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 Royalty ain’t no chump change and does carry plenty of substance.

Consequence of Sound

The resulting 18 tracks are light on the punch lines, heavy on the swag, and an overall mighty declaration of newfound skill and confidence despite a few missteps.

One of my fav mixtapes
Personally, this is one of my favorite Childish albums. Track by track the album is full of individual bangers, while also keeping an overarching theme of ghetto royalty. Unnecessary features my favorite Ab-Soul verses, and they don't like me is one of scant examples of Chance and Childish collabs.

Royalty: ex
We Ain’t Them (prod. Ludwig and Childish Gambino) : 9
One Up (feat. Steve G Lover) : 8
Black Faces (feat. Nipsey Hussle) (prod. Boy-Ida) : 9.5
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One of his most solid projects. I feel that most of Gambino’s projects start out good, but go downhill from there. This one does a pretty good job of staying fairly good all the way through.
A solid entry into his discography with some good tracks, while it's a tiny backstep in quality from camp, I over look it due to it being a mixtape.
was very surprised by how great this was
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Track List

  1. Royalty 
  2. We Ain’t Them (prod. Ludwig and Childish Gambino) 
  3. One Up (feat. Steve G Lover) 
  4. Black Faces (feat. Nipsey Hussle) (prod. Boy-Ida) 
  5. Unnecessary (feat. ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul) 
  6. Shoulda Known 
  7. R.I.P (feat. Bun B) 
  8. American Royalty (feat. RZA and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 
  9. It May Be Glamour Life (feat. Ghostface Killah) (prod. Myke Murda) 
  10. Toxic (feat. Danny Brown) (prod. SKYWLKR) 
  11. Silk Pillow (feat. Beck) (prod. Beck and Childish Gambino) 
  12. They Don’t Like Me (feat. Chance the Rapper) (prod. SKYWLKR) 
  13. Arrangement (feat. Conage) 
  14. Won’t Stop (feat. Danielle Haim of Haim) (prod. Ludwig and Childish Gambino) 
  15. Bronchitis (prod. Beck) 
  16. Wonderful (feat. Josh Osho) (prod. Boy-Ida) 
  17. Make It Go Right (feat. Kilo Kish) 
  18. Real Estate (feat. Alley Boy, Swank, and Tina Fey)
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Added on: July 5, 2012