Childish Gambino tackles gun violence in masterpiece music video
By Fiona Houston on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Childish Gambino has had quite the weekend.
Moments after his memorable SNL performance aired, the stage alter-ego of US actor and comedian Donald Glover, posted what has already become the most talked about music video this year.
Beyonce will have to do a lot to top this.
While it’s certainly not the first time a musician has shed light on national political unrest, Gambino has gone further than any artist has gone before in this brutally honest and shockingly graphic portrayal of gun crime in America.
Watch it – it will chill you to the bone.
With 67 mass shootings reported in the US this year alone, it’s no surprise the video has caused such a stir with many calling Gambino a ‘true genius’.
Was the video purposefully timed to arrive in the aftermath of Kanye West’s controversial twitter endorsements of Trump? Who knows.
But with two major black American hip hop stars making the headlines for expressing their political agendas (in*very* different ways), needless to say it’s quite a time to be alive in both music and politics.