Childish Gambino takes a satirical look at America with his new music video for "This is America"
Childish Gambino aka writer/actor Donald Glover is not your average hop hop artist. He touches themes and subjects most rappers dare not speak about. "This is America" is full of racial and political symbolism and iconography. One scene in particular stood out to me which references "The Charleston church shooting" the scene shows Gambino gun down a an all black choir. This music video transcends its format becoming a work of art in its own right. Like a good film by Stanley Kubrick you need to watch it more than once to get everything. Gambino and film director Hiro Murai have created a masterpiece continuing their success from Donald Glover's "Atlanta" tv series .
Director: Hiro Murai
Producer: Doomsday with Ibra Ake and Fam Rothstein of Wolf +
Image credit: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
Post by Gideon Asibi