Within the first few moments of the music video, the rapper shoots someone dead with much nonchalance.
A little like that video where you're told to follow a basketball being passed around, and you miss the moonwalking bear in the background, Glover and co's moves - doing YouTube dance crazes such as the hopping, kicking "shoot" - mask the riots happening behind them. He dances around giddily before taking breaks for a couple of point-blank shootings.
In the video, Glover shows a compelling representation of the America that this generation has learned to live in, both the good and bad.
Examining the song as a standalone piece of music yields equal reward.
The video is expertly choreographed and directed sucking you in with a cheerful folk song before deeptoned bass pulses and Gambino's self-aware verses take over. This definitely won't be the last we hear from him.
Keeping this in mind, it should also not be surprising to see Gambino turn to social commentary in his music.
This Is America marks Gambino's first new piece of music since his Grammy-nominated album Awaken, My Love! was released at the end of 2016.
When we got Marlon at LAX Monday he gushed about the vid - which already has more than 20 million views after 2 days.
Adele has responded to new music coming from Childish Gambino, saying she "adores" the artist, while praising his "greatness".
"This Is America, don't catch you slippin" though", Glover raps.
This project began as Glover's critically panned alter-ego, and has become something different entirely, and entirely brilliant.
There are also the inevitable comparisons to Kanye West, who might be a musical genius but is coming under fire for his seeming unthinking support of Trump and ignorance of the ways in which marginalised groups are suffering. America' represents his harnessing of accrued skill to create a powerful experience. Introducing "This Is America", he made and continues to make a huge statement.
Stormy Daniels has made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live in a sketch alongside Ben Stiller and Alec Baldwin . The $130,000 doesn't mean anything. "This isn't what I want to be known for", Daniels said on "The View" last month.
Catawba Capital Management VA's holdings in Apple were worth $23,078,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Tim Cook touted the success of the iPhone X during this week's Q2 earnings call , with a couple of notable facts.
At least nine homes have now been destroyed, Hawaii County officials said. "Please, the residents of Leilani need your help". Areas like Nanawele Estates, Leilani Estates and the coastal area of Kapoho could be affected by the volcanic eruption.
Tibet is also considered by Beijing to be an autonomous region of China, though global tensions remain over its political status. The latest squabble comes amid high-level trade talks between the two countries last week.
Temperatures will reach between 16 and 18 degrees in most parts of the county, although it will be cooler near coasts. Tuesday will remain warm before temperatures ease and showers begin to hit the United Kingdom during the week.
Overall, the job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, health care, and mining categories. The average hourly wage rose by 2.6 percent year-over-year, maintaining a slow pace of growth, according to forecasts.
The company was able to amass the database quickly with the help of an app that appeared to be a personality test. The firm was accused of improperly obtaining personal information on behalf of political clients.
MS enacted a law earlier this year banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, but it's on hold after a court challenge. Reynolds hasn't said whether or not she'll give her signature, but she did say, per The Associated Press : "I'm pro-life".
The P/E ratio is one of the most common ratios used for figuring out whether a company is overvalued or undervalued. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Wednesday, August 5 with "Buy". $6.15M worth of Activision Blizzard , Inc.
Absent from the election pact is the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which is also strongly hostile to Erdogan. Despite having been in jail since November 2016, former leader Selahattin Demirtas is expected to head this campaign.
Mourinho eyes Willian if Chelsea want Martial
Manchester United are set to lose Martial this summer with the forward exhausted of Mourinho's treatment of him. Chelsea will attempt to prise Anthony Martial away from Man Utd in the summer, as per reports.
Pak Interior Minister shot at in suspected assassination bid
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Chelsea entertain Liverpool in race for the top four
We should see Bakayoko starting, together with Olivier Giroud , in a mission to exploit Liverpool's defensive fragilities. Antonio Conte is happy that Chelsea are still "fighting until the end" after a hard season for last season's champions.
Terre Haute police officer fatally shot
The death of the police officer is the first of officer with the Terre Haute Police Department since July 11, 2011. We grieve, but stand ready to battle evil and understand that life is precious and shouldn't be taken for granted.
Miami Cinco de Mayo Survival Guide
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Fed: Interest Rates to Remain Steady for Now
But some traders had expected the Fed to clearly signalwhether it will pull the trigger on two or three more rate hikes this year. The euro area economy expanded at a slower pace in the first quarter, preliminary flash estimate from Eurostat showed Wednesday.
Kim set to release United States prisoners before talks
That was confirmed Thursday afternoon by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and State Department spokesman Heather Nauert. Rudy Giuliani, Trump's new main lawyer, told Fox News Channel that Pyongyang would release them as early as Thursday.