Saturday, April 20, 2019

The wisdom of rapper Childish Gambino (video)

Eve Barlow (, April 20, 2019) edited and augmented by Wisdom Quarterly; Chad
WARNING: Gratuitous gun violence, killing, and general absurdity with ~530 million views!

Last weekend multi-talented singer, rapper, songwriter, and actor Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) used his Friday headline slot at Coachella as a lecture.

He played feedback from festivalgoers earlier that day who were skeptical about his slot. He smoked out a surprised young man in the audience by offering him an enormous joint [of legal cannabis].

He talked about the death of his father. And he reminded the crowd that by the laws of probability it was highly likely one of them wouldn't be alive next week.

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During his final song, "Redbone," and specifically the lyric “stay woke, niggas creepin',” his camera crew were focused on a group of white frat boys singing the lyrics back. This felt intentional.

Gambino’s performance was provocative. It was daring. And it was quite unpopular. It was also one of the biggest talking points of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

The following day many revelers said they didn't get the escapist moment they had bargained for. Over the course of the week, some were even so bold as to ask: Did people enjoy Childish Gambino's set?

So all eyes were on what would happen the second time around. On Friday (April 19th), we found out. More

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