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“Community” actor Donald Glover must have a serious crush on former “Degrassi” star Drake. Taking a note from the Canadian rapper, Glover has adopted the stage name “Childish Gambino” and stepping foot into the music industry. The song is good and creating a lot of buzz if the Hype Machine popular tracks section is any indication, but his style is eerily similar to Drake’s flow and delivery.
Electric Panda ain’t gonna hate though, the track is solid and worth a listen. Regardless of style, the lyrics are clever and the beat is understated and mellow. Dig. This isn’t his first foray into music, having released a few cover songs and rap albums. Thanks for Earmilk for the heads up on this one.
Music is many things to different people, but for me it’s always served as an amplifier. It’s an amplifier of generic emotions like sadness, anger and joy, but it’s also easy to connect individual tracks to a specific event, thought or just a sentence. Music is the soundtrack to life.
Today I found myself walking to the store to get some grub. Stomach hungered for Front Street Pizza, and then the following song (along with my recent decision to pursue a healthy body) popped into my head. Went across the street instead and busted out with some organic, low-fat eats from the deli. Even in fatter times, this song always resulted in the eating of a salad. Dig…..
Apparently the West Coast has been pumping out some killer hip hop in the last year. Who would have thought? LA rapper Schoolboy Q calls out the mainstream in this latest jam “F*ck ya hip hop!” alongside Rapper Big Pooh and Murs. Love how Schoolboy Q comes aggressive and raw at the mic with biting lines, making this track a sharp statement that underground hip hop is alive and well out West.
SchoolBoy Q and Top Dawg Entertainment dropped the “Setbacks” mixtape today, which you can pick up on iTunes. He’s also quite active on Twitter, which earns mad nerd points on this end. Holla at him @ScHoolBoyQ.