This week Miguel and Luis Discuss:
The Governors Ball Music Festival today announced their 2017 lineup and it features Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix, and Childish Gambino on the top of the bill.
Some of the other notable names on the roster include Lorde, Flume, Wu-Tang Clan, Logic, Cage The Elephant, Mark Ronson vs. Kevin Parker (of Tame Impala), Schoolboy Q, Franz Ferdinand,, Mac DeMarco, Charli XCX, Royal Blood, Danny Brown, Kehlani, The Orwells, and Zane Lowe. See the full lineup on the Governors Ball website.
Gov Ball will take place June 2-4 at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. Tickets go on sale Friday, 1/6 at 12pm EST: governorsballmusicfestival.com/tickets
Last week, I put out a list for my favorite hip-hop samples of the year. This week, I wanted to give R&B its shine, as this genre has had a solid 2016 overall. The best part of the genre now is that a lot of R&B songs are now incorporating old hits into current songs to rejuvenate the genre even further. Here are my top samples of R&B in 2016:
Childish Gambino appeared on yesterday’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the musical guest in support of his stellar 2016 album, “Awaken, My Love!”
Childish delivered a chilling performance of “Redbone,” including a ridiculous vocal performance that shows this guy’s really stepped up his game! Not to mention a sweet ‘stache… Check it out above.
Yeeeeeaaah buddy! The new Childish Gambino has officially been released! Donald Glover’s Hip Hop alter ego has delivered “Awaken, My Love!” and it is now also available for streaming on platforms like Apple Music and Spotify.
Prior to today’s drop, Gambino previewed the project initially with his unique PHAROS concerts and then with formal releases of songs “Me And Your Mama” and “Redbone.” “Awaken, My Love!” includes 11 tracks and no highlighted guest features. Check it out below. Continue Reading
This week Josiah & Luis talk about this week’s Chicago Spotlight featuring Brandun Deshay, Thelonious Martin, & the Cool Kids (00:00-8:25), ATCQ New Album (8:36-18:29), Our First Interview w/Our Friend Issac Portugal to discuss Boston rap, Bobby Shmurda, & current rap news (18:30-45:40), also quick hits discussing Childish Gambino’s new tracks, Shia Lebeouf freestyle, The Weeknd & More! (45:41-59:51) Listen to it on itunes here or for non-itunes can listen here. Make sure to Review & subscribe on itunes for the latest updates from us!
Childish Gambino is gearing up for the release Awaken, My Love!, his third studio LP, due out December 2 on Glassnote and today he’s delivered another cut from the album. Gambino’s new song is titled “Redbone,” and it premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show today.
Much like lead single “Me and Your Mama,” the new track is tinged in old school elements with minimalist effects. This one also has a very Tame Impala feel to it, dripped in Funk. Hear it below. Continue Reading
After the spectacular run of new show Atlanta, Donald Glover reverts back to his Rap alter ego Childish Gambino and today he has released a new track titled “Me And Your Mama.” The song premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, and it is our first look at Gambino’s forthcoming project, Awaken My Love!, which Lowe has confirmed will be released on December 2 via Glassnote. Check out the track list after the jump.
But most importantly, it’s so damn dope. The music is mighty, with dashes of Blues, Soul and old school R&B, but filtered through Black Sabbath-like riffs and the mysticism of Led Zeppelin.
Not sure if this was one of the tracks that our boy Ruben got to witness firsthand at the PHAROS event, so we’ll wait on him to confirm on that, but it sure sounds like it would be a real spectacle to hear this in a live setting. Until that is cleared up, immerse yourself in this song by streaming it below. Continue Reading
As Childish Gambino had been MIA since 2014, during the time he released STN MTN and Kauai, when he mysteriously tweeted out a link earlier this year on July 16 it caught many people’s attention and got plenty of us to follow through to see what he had up his sleeves this time. The link happened to be for a downloadable app called Pharos. The app had a graphic of a distant earth slowly approaching as a countdown was in progress. At the end of the countdown the app revealed information about Pharos, an event where Gambino would be dropping new music during a live performance. I was lucky enough to get tickets, so I flew out to California for a week in preparation for the event.
The long-awaited date finally came over this Labor Day weekend and getting there felt like something out of a Sci-Fi movie; the event was taking place past a small town in the desert at California’s Joshua Tree National Park. As we approached, the first thing one could see of the compound was this dome structure, and soon after that you would find that the whole perimeter around the area was fully gated. To really drive home that this was a top secret location, at the entrance sat three patrol cars and just past that we were greeted by many more cops. A quick pat down and in I went. The venue felt like it was its own little village in a way, equipped with a main path for visitors to follow and where you would encounter the signs pointing you to all the different areas at the event. My first instinct was to go to the theater area where they would screen the first three episodes of Donald Glover’s show, Atlanta. Continue Reading
Donald Glover, BKA Childish Gambino around here, has unleashed the trailer for his forthcoming TV series for FX, Atlanta. The series stars Glover as Earnest “Earn” Marks, a failed artist who returns to Atlanta and discovers that his cousin Paperboy (Brian Tyree Henry) is gaining a local following.
The series premieres on September 6; check out the trailer above.
Donald Glover/Childish Gambino, Jhené Aiko, Vince Staples & Ludwig Goransson have combined forces for new track “Waiting for My Moment.” The song is their contribution to the upcoming Rocky franchise sequel/spin-off, Creed. The song’s production is fittingly anthemic and inspirational, with horns and dueling harmonies from Jhené and Donald that seem to symbolize the triumphant entrance music you’d hear heading towards the ring, and the mood shifts for Staples’ part that sounds a lot like you’re in the thick of battle.
Creed hits theaters on Nov. 25 starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. Peep the track below. Continue Reading
Childish Gambino’s been taking a bit of a ride in the backseat as Donald Glover the actor got some well-deserved time in the spotlight this year, but during an appearance on triple J’s “Like A Version” ‘Bino showed off his singing chops during his live session. Childish kept it O.G. for his song of choice, performing Tamia’s 90’s classic R&B tune “So Into You.”
This live rendition not only boasts a fine demonstration of Chidish Gambino’s excellent vocal abilities, but it also has some dope solos from the keys and Ludwig on guitar. Check out the performance above.