Mr. Donald Glover came onto our radar a good while back and we’ve been liking his progress ever since. He released his new LP Camp the same day as Drizzy Drake but we felt he shined in his own way. Childish Gambino does things a bit differently and that’s what we like about him. Hit the jump for our review.
Uptown Soldier’s Childish Gambino Album Review – Camp
If you love weird, geeky, and different, Childish Gambino’s debut album Camp is definitely one to check out. Most known for his role as Troy on NBC’s The Community, Gambino brings a fresh feel to the hip-hop scene.
While reading a article earlier this year I fell in love with the comparison of where C.G fits in the overall scheme of rap. If Jay-Z and Kanye are at the top as The Throne, Drake and J.Cole are next in line, C.G is the youngest prince running around the kingdom carefree and saying whatever comes to his mind. At first listen, the album is nowhere near your traditional hip-hop record.
On the very first record, Outside, C.G show’s he is different as he bridges his theatre background and rap skills to create a uplifting intro a record. This is a contrast from Bonfire which is a raw rap song that spitting lines like “I Love B*tches/I Love P*ssy, dog I should be running PETA”. However, with these lines we do get occasional (No Pun Intended) childish punch lines and an unusual love for Asian women.
Nevertheless Camp is a solid debut album, which shows C.G’s skills as well as potential to grow as a musician.