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Childish Gambino Debuts “This is America” and It’s Brutal

Jonathan Tao / May 8, 2018

Donald Glover’s hip-hop alter ego “Childish Gambino” is back and you have to watch his latest music video, “This is America.” The term ‘music video’ doesn’t do this song justice; “This is America” is a brutal exploration of our sick relationship with guns.

Donald Glover is climbing to new heights following his standup career, the critical success of Atlanta, and his role as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Glover has confirmed that he’s going to retire his hip-hop persona, Childish Gambino, but he’s going out with the performance of a lifetime with cameos and lines from some of hip-hop’s top talent.

Fair warning, “This is America” (directed by Hiro Murai) is powerful, sinister, and violent.