Childish Gambino - Royalty

In recent weeks, Community actor and general all-around funny dude Donald Glover has been making more and more of a case for his Childish Gambino rap project, releasing tracks with people like Schoolboy Q, Heems, and a suddenly-rapping-again Beck. And today, he releases his brand-new Royalty mixtape, which features collaborations with a whole ton of rap gods, including Ghostface Killah, Bun B, the RZA, Danny Brown, Ab-Soul, Nipsey Hussle, Alley Boy, Kilo Kish, and, um, Tina Fey. (She doesn’t rap. What she does is arguably just as bad, though.) Download the tape from the Childish Gambino website, or, if that’s too overloaded at the moment, DatPiff.

Comments (9)
  1. This is a great mixtape. That is all.

  2. I’ll check it out, liked the tracks released so far an hope it’s a bit more consistent than his other mixtape stuff.

    • Bit disappointed to see “Tell Me” isn’t on it though, hopefully that gets a release on something in the future.

      • First impressions; I like it. He seems to have really stepped up his game with his beats and his rapping. As Scott says below me he’s not packing punchline after punchline anymore, which is possibly helped by not having to fill the entire tape like he did before when he was always completely solo. Also his beats seem to have moved on from the wannabe Kanye stage he was at on Camp. This sounds like the release in which he might finally make some of his doubters give him another go. Also that track with RZA and the Hypnotic Brass Orchestra is killer.

  3. So far I hear a tone-down on the punchlines and his voice seems to have chilled out a little more. This is good!

  4. Some of the production is spotty, but everything else is on fire (in a good way)

  5. He’s definitely toned down everything that’s made him awful in the past. I’m tempted to upgrade Glover’s status from “loathsome” to just “boring and unimpressive.” Still, this tape’s finest moments rarely have anything to do with Gambino (especially that Ghostface interlude, daaaammmn).

  6. Can’t believe he got RZA on a track. Sounds ok, and gotta admit unnecessary is a catchy track. But that line about the House and the Senate… i don’t think he gets the government’s power structure. That line wasn’t even necessary.

  7. This is fantastic up until the last quarter but whatever it’s a mixtape. He got a lot of people this one Danny Brown and Ab Soul deliver.

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