On Thursday October 30, 2014 the 2014 Power 105.1 Powerhouse took place at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets. iHipHop.com was on-hand to document the event, which featured performances by Jeezy (with special guest Jay Z), J. Cole, French Montana, Migos, Childish Gambino, and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the nights events. All photos by Lauren Gesswein.
Childish Gambino jumps on LION BABE’s Nina Simone-sampled “Jump Hi” to continue his onslaught of going off over virtually anything (and we mean anything) he’s on. And Gambino on the relatively unknown LION BABE track reinforces that mindset for the Atlanta rapper. Listen after the jump.
Childish Gambino fans go to great lengths to obtain music from the rapper. Fans of Gambino’s flocked to his reddit page to discover a “hidden” track which prompted a scavenger hunt where the winner was ultimately gifted a remix of the Because the Internet cut “3005″ from Donald Glover himself. And clearly the winner couldn’t resist sharing the track with the internet because you may listen to it after the jump.
Childish Gambino’s DJ Drama hosted Gangsta Grillz mixtape is here. That’s right, you read that correctly: a Childish Gambino Gangsta Grillz mixtape. Hip-hop has really come a looong way from Lil Wayne spitting over the now infamous “Cannon” beat to Gambino. STN MTN finds Donald Glover’s rap alter ego Childish Gambino utilizing the platform as a half mixtape/half EP. For the STN MTN portion of the project Gambino will freestyle over some notable beats including “Move That Dope” and “Southern Hospitality” alongside original material. There’s also a concept at play here, something about money made from the EP keeping Kauai clean? Who truly knows when you’re dealing with Gambino. Stream/download STN MTN after the jump.
Donald Glover’s Childish Gambino rap alter ego has been making waves for a hot minute now and doesn’t look to be showing any signs of slowing down. After dropping his debut full-length studio album Because the Internet late last year ‘Bino has been on a roll, garnering critical acclaim and topping the charts. Now he’s prepping his forthcoming STN MTN/Kauai project with DJ Drama’s Gangsta Grillz mixtape series. ‘Bino recently dropped “Sober”, a teaser for the project. Peep it after the jump.
Overconfident narcissist? Overachieving black kid at band camp? Childish Gambino releases a tirade, as is his wont, about those who doubt him yet love Chance. Or those who would dare question his skills in the face of all the privilege he lacks. The Atlanta references hint at an explicit Drake obsession but the rhymes are B+ strong because he studied so hard. Check the
rant freestyle vid after the jump.
Gambino fits well on this West Coast vibe, framing some of that bodacious pimp talk in his preppy vernacular. Problem jumps it off insistently and creates the urgency this pairing needs to succeed. Check the LA Leakers freestyle after the jump.
As if this headline weren’t ridiculous enough, watch the footage of Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino acting…well, childish. This is all part of a performance meant to hype a crowd in Sydney, Australia and to live precisely in a moment. But, the actor-turned-rapper is often so caught up in his own internet self-awareness (i.e. titling last year’s proper debut Because The Internet) that it’s hard to believe this was all spontaneous. What does he stand to gain from name-dropping? Check the video after the jump.
It’s no secret that Childish Gambino and Chance The Rapper are more than friends…they are exceptional collaborators. Such is evident from the tracks “They Don’t Like Me” (from Gambino’s Royalty mixtape), “Favorite Song” (from Chance’s Acid Rap project), and the most recent “The Worst Guys” (from ‘Bino’s Because The Internet album). After revealing Chance’s ‘lost’ verse from “The Worst Guys,” at this weekend’s Governors Ball festival, ‘Bino took to Twitter to announce the pair’s plans to release a collaborative EP.
It’s all about comfortability as Donald Glover hits the diner in his video for “Sweatpants” off Because The Internet.