Now I am not going to pretend to be any kind of rap critic, but everything about what Glover does just feels so fresh. It has been a long time since I have had this much fun listening to a rapper, or I should really say rap in general. His extremely clever lyrics, great flow, and unique, somewhat nerdy and carefree approach to it all truly sucks you in. It's extremely approachable on many levels, and something smart that I feel rap has been missing for a long time. This stands out in his I Am Just A Rapper albums where he takes some amazing indie songs (vocals and all) and adds a new lyrical masterpiece over them. This is a first from what I know, and there is just something super charming and fun about it. Glover brings together two very different genres and makes it work perfectly. Here is a quote that I found that I feel really hits the nail on the head for Childish Gambino:
"He has changed the game. Being street or hood is no longer a requirement. Now to be a sick MC you gotta be intelligent and clever with mad swagger and he has more than enough."
As mentioned before, you can download "Culdesac" today, and guess what... Its FREE! Thats right. FREE! You should be going to download it right now just based on that fact! Head on over to http://www.iamdonald.com/ or http://www.childishgambino.com/ where you can find "Culdesac" and all of his other albums for download.
Below is a sample of his work. The song is "Bitch, Look At Me Now" from I Am Just A Rapper where he raps over one of Grizzly Bear's most popular songs, "Two Weeks".
*Video may be NSFW due to language*