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Childish Gambino

Camp

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November 15, 2011

For a dude who gets big laughs on NBC's Community, Donald Glover sure fiends for approval on his debut. One minute he's dropping hornball come-ons, the next he's arguing that a "nerdy-ass black kid" deserves to rap at all. There are breathless zingers: "I sound weird like nigga with a hard 'r'," he raps on the bare-bones synth jam "Bonfire," one of the few beats on this mostly self-produced album that doesn't copycat Kanye West's Dark Twisted Fantasy. As Kanye will be glad to tell you, there’s only one Yeezy. 

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