This week, we’re talking about Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video (like everybody else). There has been a lot of talk about the symbolism in the video, so we didn’t spend a bunch of time going over the same stuff (unlike everybody else), but we did want to address the underlying messages that we felt the video was attempting to start a conversation on. Also, the idea that has been floating around about Bino’s “new found wokeness” was a bit irritating mainly because he’s been doing this type of performance art and addressing race and other social issues for almost 8 years and seemingly, very few people noticed. We went back to some of his earlier music and videos like “Sober”, Bonfire”, “Telegraph Ave.” and “Sweatpants” to evidence the fact that: This ain’t exactly new territory for him.

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