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Introducing: Childish Gambino

Introducing Childish Gambino would be very late, but although there is this thing called internet, there is almost no one in germany that plays this guys music, writes about it or even knows about him. There are certain reasons for that: # 1 his music is a bit hard to grasp at first, cause its something that me and my brother started calling ironic music some time ago, and its not even ironic its just that everything else is so bad that it feels like irony (when you are) making good music and being on point, when the biggest shit is david guetta. There is an undeniable certain pop culture zeitgeist about all of this and CGs music, probably derived from the modern internet lingo and modern well written faced-paced tv shows and the way the web rewired our brains. Even his name derrives from the online Wu-Tang Clan name generator . Trying to further describe his music would end up being just another chain of dreadful & meaningless adjectives. Let me just say its very post-hipster (lol).

Reason # 2 is there is a langual barrier, no matter how big the internet penetration is these days (there is a huge difference between written and spoken language), to grasp that humour and wordplay, and if you get it you might call it white boyish cause you have been conditioned for too long with “real” hiphop and the stereotype of how its supposed to sound. reason # 3 – childish gambino is donald glover, a witty and famous US comedian & script writer that plays Troy on Community, one of the funniest tv shows in recent years. The loveable characters Troy & Abed on this show have solely been responsible for a few net memes and a couple of über hilarious scenes. These are some highlights from season 1 (2009).

All that adds up to donald glover being a prominent person in the public eye which puts him more in the focus than the next guy doing the same music which even if a lot of people will disagree needs to be said when introducing him to an audience that has never heard of either him or his tv shows. Exceptionally, donald has for the last few years been constantly releasing his music online for free while staying busy playing Troy on Community or even receiving awards as the scriptwriter for (my former personal favourite) the Daily Show or for 30 rock, another one of these new fast paced comedy shows, that is not being aired over here or has even the slightest chance of being funny once its translated (lucky you in the Uk & Scandinavia). Ps sometimes i even play this hilarious song that he wrote for 30 rock at some ridiculous parties as a little break: Werewolf Barmitzvah (spooky, scary).

I guess all these reasons sum up why his music is not as talked about as it is in any english speaking country. Havent seen a clue of him on the french & italian blogs either. His first official Album “Camp” is about to drop and to the rest of the webs he is the talk of the town. The man can actually sing, besides having a ridiculous wordplay (i mean it) and you just have fun when listening to his tracks. Now let me say something which i say very rarely, this is actually a rapper that i do listen to, and i listen to his lyrics closely. This some positive stuff right here and to quote one of his lines its “so insane its an enemy of Batman”.

So let me sum it up for you in a few categories: the many remixes, his previous Eps & Lps as free downloads, a few of my favourite tunes, collabos and his most recent music which is now being officially released through Glassnote records, who are also responsible for Mumford & Sons, the Temper Trap, the 2nd Phoenix Lp and a few more which you probably know. So you see, for a hiphop artist, even label wise he is on some other ish. Enjoy

Tracks from the Culdesac LP / Download : Culdesac LP (2010)

Childish Gambino – Do Ya Like (my favourite right now)


Childish Gambino – The Last


Tracks from the CG EP / Download : Childish Gambino EP (2011) /

Listen to Childish Gambino – Freaks and Geeks [audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Childish-Gambino-Freaks-and-Geeks.mp3]

Childish Gambino – Break [audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Childish-Gambino-Break.mp3]

From the upcoming Album, Camp (out in 2011)

Bonfire, this tune will turn you back to hiphop again (seriously) / officially released end of sept 2011

Bonfire by Childish Gambino

another brandnew track: All the Shine

mashups, remixes, collabos

Put It In Your Manners – Chiddy Bang ft Childish Gambino by DJ 21azy

Who Datt Pt. 2 (Prod. by J. Cole) by Childish Gambino

Cypher (ft. Mos Def, Kanye West) (Live @ Blue Note) by Childish Gambino

childish gambino website / facebook / itunes / wikipedia / soundcloud / other remixes on soundcloud

Since you know me and know that i only post stuff that i thoroughly like, if you want the latest on CG you better head over to his website (at end of post) or over to hypem, cause there seems to be a new tune or remix out every single day.

Download full album: “Jay-Z @ Studio One” mashed up by Soulforce

This albums a free download by the Soulforce crew that dates back to 2007 and it is exactly what the title implies – Jay-zs vocals meet Studio One, but these guys just recently put it online and someone (possibly them?) sent me a message to post it. So, i know a few of our guys like them a good reggae set and some jay-z, no matter how over-remixed (is that a word?) that album is/was. A couple of good versions on here some well known, a bit dated but ÜBERclassic reggae riddims. Here is my favourite one, but i wished the remixes were a bit more vivid and had more breaks or the producer had put more effort on arranging them instead of pure blending. This album was just remixed too often for my ears. Other than that the albums good to go. Anways, forget my opinion: here you go, grab the full download over here.


SoulForce – Dirt Off Your Shoulder

Chiddy Bang – Peanut Butter And Swelly Mixtape

The latest Mixtape from our Hip Hop favourites, which was released last friday via illroots.com.

Download the full Mixtape here


01. Cameras
02. The Whistle Song
03. Heatwave (Ft. Mac Miller, Trae Tha Truth, Casey Veggies)
04. Too Much Soul
05. Baby Roulette
06. Guinness Flow
07. I Can’t Stop (Freestyle)
08. Jacuzzi (Lost In The Vapors)
09. High As A Ceiling (Ft. eLDee The Don)
10. Always (On My Grizzly) (Ft. eLDee The Don)
11. Y.T.M.O.S.H.? Y.A.S.N.
12. Dancing With The DJ [Remix]
13. Nobody Has It Down
14. All Over (Ft. Gordon Voidwell)
15. When You’ve Got Music

Mayer Hawthorne – Impressions (Covers EP – Free Download)

As mentioned earlier this week, Mayer Hawthorne has released a FREE EP of cover songs. Grab it here, and read the track by track descriptions from Mayer below.



Work To Do

1. Work To Do
This one features my live band, The County: Quentin Joseph on drums, Topher Mohr on guitar, Quincy McCrary on piano, and Joe Abrams on bass. It was recorded live in a radio station studio somewhere during our Winter 2010 US tour. The tapes recently surfaced, but nobody can remember exactly where we were. The song is originally by The Isley Brothers, and that’s the only version I was familiar with until we started playing it in our live shows and people would come up to us and say “hey, loved your cover of Average White Band!”.

2. Don’t Turn The Lights On
My favorite track from Chromeo’s latest LP. On the surface it’s an electro-funk, dance floor filler, but underneath is a brilliant love ballad with lyrics that reminded me of something from Tyrone Davis. Dave1 (of Chromeo) told me the song is about a guy who falls in love with a ghost, so I wanted my version to have an eerie, ghostly feel to it. Quincy McCrary played the creepy piano solo at the end.

3. You’ve Got The Makings Of A Lover
Textbook Northern Soul from a little known Dallas, Texas group called The Festivals. I was digging for records in NY with my homey DJ Kurse, and the shopkeeper played the 45 in the store. Both of us immediately ran up to the counter and said “yo! what is THAT?!”. The original version was recorded in the late 60s, and the mix isn’t very good. I wanted a version that I could bump. Quentin Joseph played the drums and we recorded them at Sam Beaubien’s studio in Detroit. That’s Sam playing the trumpet as well.

4. Fantasy Girl
This song was written and composed by an amazing man from Pasadena named Steve Salazar. He was born with a heart condition and passed away at the young age of 27. Before he died he recorded one incredible album of demos in the mid-70s with a band called Shorty’s Portion. Peanut Butter Wolf found a copy of the album and I loved it so much that he gave it to me (thanks Wolf!). The vinyl had a handwritten note tucked in the sleeve that was addressed to anyone who could help the band with management, a record deal, radio airplay, etc. I’d estimate there were less than 300 copies pressed. That’s my Dad playing pedal steel guitar and Topher Mohr shredding the guitar solo on my version.

5. Little Person
Jon Brion is not from this planet. He penned this song for the soundtrack to Charlie Kaufman’s film “Synecdoche, NY”. I didn’t get the film at all, but I really got the soundtrack. The original has only female vocal and piano, but I always heard a larger arrangement. Hubert Alexander played some of the piano and I did everything else.

6. Mr. Blue Sky
This one also features my band, The County, and was recorded live, in one take, in a tiny makeshift tent, at a festival in Dour, Belgium.