Childish Gambino : Fire Fly
More unexpected delights from Childish Gambino: “This rap stuff is magic. I used to get called Oreo and faggot, I used to get more laughs when I got laughed at. Oh you got a mixtape? That’s fantastic. But everybody thought it was jokes though, they half right: the joke is, I got flow.” And then a whole bunch of stuff about how he’s a kid from the projects but his mama worked hard to give him an education and now all his friends look like Carlton from Fresh Prince. And then this, my favourite line: “No live shows though, ‘cause I can’t find sponsors for the only black kid at a Sufjan concert.” The tune is a slightly dorky, slightly dazed, slightly triumphant reflection on Donald’s unlikely rise as a hip hop star, which contains an interesting argument – Donald thinks black audiences are hungry for a little cerebral hip hop. And I’m sure all his white fans agree.