BECAUSE THE INTERNET (Glassnote)
Eminem once quipped that “Will Smith don’t have a cuss in his rap to sell records”, and at one point it might have been fair to say that nobody could have created a wetter approach to rap than The Fresh Prince unless it had been written and performed by his on screen cousin Carlton Banks himself.
That is until now. That is until Childish Gambino dropped his second record Because The Internet. The difference here though is Donald Glover was never an integral part of our post- school, pre-homework routine. He did however once run his own YouTube channel and, to be fair, he did a pretty ‘funny’ bit on it about the ‘hilarity’ of not being able to skateboard because you have Parkinson’s disease. The clip is almost as misjudged as Glover’s attempt at making the transition from profound online twerp and sitcom writer to credible recording artiste, and ironically enough we only discovered all of this because … well … the internet.
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Words: Billy Black