You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the video. Now listen to Donald Glover’s newest album, as he once-again dispatches a collection of hip-hop tunes under his musical alias Childish Gambino. The album is called Camp and its available for purhase on Nov. 15. But the fine folks at NPR scored the entire album already.
“If you listen to Camp on a computer, do yourself a favor and open up Wikipedia and Urban Dictionary in separate tabs,” advises NPR’s Kwasi Ansu. “Childish Gambino’s lyrics are so dense with analogies and comedic references that you’ll need those reference guides to decode some of his verses. While his lyrical content is fresh, he consistently circles back to a handful of topics: the trials and tribulations of high school, the feeling of never being “hard” enough or “black” enough to satisfy his peers, the many people who have called him gay, and his fondness for Asian women.”
You’ve got your orders, now get your headphones and plug in. You can stream the entire album right here.