New Childish Gambino Single
2012-05-16 by idk | 52 Comments

Comedian-turned actor-turned rapper, Childish Gambino recently released his first official single of his upcoming mixtape which he's been secretive about, simply promising that it'd be released "very soon" and that it'd be a huge project involving video as well. The song's titled Unnecessary and features TDE gangsta rapper ScHoolboy Q.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m27ePyyosVo

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JWT155
May 16th 2012

9184 Comments


My Nigga

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S9hlKYaxwo

FourthReich
May 16th 2012

15303 Comments


hm i really didn't enjoy this..what do you think about it gabe?

BonRurgundy
May 16th 2012

342 Comments


Sounds a lot like hodgy.

henryChinaski
May 16th 2012

2460 Comments


Boring

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2012

17392 Comments


hate this fucker

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mangasm
May 16th 2012

672 Comments


Will listen to this later, but judging these reactions so far....

Trist66
May 16th 2012

145 Comments


God he so fucking funny and not a bad TV actor, how is such a middle of the road, average to below average rapper?

BonRurgundy
May 16th 2012

342 Comments


I love him, I just heard 'not going back' last night and was blown away. This is a bit meh for him though.

Photon
May 16th 2012

1288 Comments


Not really into his music, but love that TV show.

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FelixCulpa
May 16th 2012

1236 Comments


Decent track.

gabethepiratesquid
May 16th 2012

4521 Comments


Ya'll suck dix idk why I posted this on this site because it wasn't a Camp single.

this is probably his best track he's ever done so far, it's consistently good throughout, lacks virtually any corniness or trying hard to shove pop-culture references in but is still full of brilliant wordplay, he shows a ridiculous amount of mic presence and yaddayaddayadda. Plus ScHoolboy's flow is just...ridiculous.

"Sounds a lot like hodgy."
he has a high voice and...that's literally the only thing you can say that they sound alike with.
Really tho his flow sounds REALLY close to Danny Brown in some parts, which makes sense since they've been touring together a lot but yeah.

and even if the beat is a little repetitive sometimes, it's still really good and that little guitar sample mff.

gabethepiratesquid
May 16th 2012

4521 Comments


NIGGA I'M BALLIN, MY MIXTAPE GON GET YOU THROUGH COLLEGE

FearThyEvil9
May 16th 2012

11411 Comments


That was pretty bad.

gabethepiratesquid
May 16th 2012

4521 Comments


also I've never actually seen Community, I've been meaning to but I don't even know when it's on and blahblah

also shut up FearThyEvil. I don't even know WHY you go on rap news threads in the first place.

jdennis31
May 16th 2012

6511 Comments


god, losing more and more respect for this guy. trying to do too much, should stick to what he's good at

Urinetrouble
May 16th 2012

5695 Comments


>Taking gabe's opinions into consideration
>2012
lol.jpg

gabethepiratesquid
May 16th 2012

4521 Comments


yea but greentexting is like holding a sign around your neck that says "I'm a virgin" so...

Hep Kat
May 16th 2012

14028 Comments


i don't get why everyone and their mother hates on this dude. i even saw him live last fall and he was pretty decent

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gabethepiratesquid
May 16th 2012

4521 Comments


He's had a tendency to be really corny and try-hard but not knowing exactly what to try-hard at. He's
been getting a LOT better tho Post-Camp, he's learning from his mistakes and becoming a legit rapper.


I think this is his first song of his that actually features another rapper (besides that one with
"Lemme Smang It" guys Flynt Flossy and Yung Humma, but that was mostly just a catchy joke
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovNNx8YBQdk )

Hospital
May 16th 2012

1875 Comments


bleh didn't like this at all and i actually like this guy a bit

gabethepiratesquid
May 16th 2012

4521 Comments


you guys suck

but hey even if ya'll didn't like this song you'll probably like this new song, it's less about just money and bitches and stuff Sputnik hates cuz they don't get them, it's more personal and he produced this one. Can't wait for this mixtape, more like Camp song except no corniness and the beat is so goooood

http://fashionably-early.com/2012/05/16/childish-gambino-we-aint-them-cdq/

Forevermore
May 16th 2012

124 Comments


@gabethepiratesquid, watch it here:

http://www.nbc.com/community/video/curriculum-unavailable/1400809

Urinetrouble
May 16th 2012

5695 Comments


"I'm a virgin" -Gabe hahaha

gabethepiratesquid
May 16th 2012

4521 Comments


Thanks Forevermore!

and I know Urine, you're a hoot. Keep up with them memes, they impress ppl.

Urinetrouble
May 16th 2012

5695 Comments


I'm not even using memes you fucking tard. Face it dude, this song is average at best. You be dickridin' hard nigga

gabethepiratesquid
May 16th 2012

4521 Comments


greentexting is by definition a meme, calm down.
>sdklfas
>sdfad
ISHYGDDT.jpeg xDdDddDDDDDD

and I mean, I already said why I think the song is very above average but chill. I don't see why I'd be dickriding since I literally don't care for any of his past releases.

FearThyEvil9
May 16th 2012

11411 Comments


also shut up FearThyEvil. I don't even know WHY you go on rap news threads in the first place.

I also like rap too I just don't rate a majority of it. Man, you get butthurt so easily if someone dislikes a song you like.

gabethepiratesquid
May 16th 2012

4521 Comments


I was kidding, I do that a lot.

but your hip-hop taste is just kind of...hm, well it suits the kind of rap that MOST people who are mainly fans of prog/metal/whatever would like.

jdennis31
May 16th 2012

6511 Comments


dude. this song fuckin sucks gabe.

jdennis31
May 16th 2012

6511 Comments


same with that d money song.

jdennis31
May 16th 2012

6511 Comments


this other one you posted is pretty cool tho

Urinetrouble
May 16th 2012

5695 Comments


sup guys

gabethepiratesquid
May 16th 2012

4521 Comments


"dude. this song fuckin sucks gabe."
"same with that d money song."

See, this song is good, but the majority of Sputnik users won't like it because it's not...well, not what appeals to them usually. Which isn't WRONG, per se, I mean it's your taste, but they just don't get the appeal in songs like these and thinks it sucks as a result.

elephantREVOLUTION
May 16th 2012

2705 Comments


this song is pretty good. i kinda like his new direction, but i can see a lot of fans of his older material hating it.

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Urinetrouble
May 16th 2012

5695 Comments


Nah I'm pretty sure its just boring lyrically. Gambino's showing like, zero aggression or hunger on this. Ever since fame got to him he's found a comfort zone and he's not challenging himself.

Urinetrouble
May 16th 2012

5695 Comments


that beat is swagged out though

gabethepiratesquid
May 17th 2012

4521 Comments


"Nah I'm pretty sure its just boring lyrically. Gambino's showing like, zero aggression or hunger on this. Ever since fame got to him he's found a comfort zone and he's not challenging himself."

Really? I think he's more charismatic than usual without the melodramatic delivery that sounds like he wants to cry and scream all the time, which is a nice balance. And I think his wordplay is great here without any of the corny hashtags or forced nerd culture references or just plainass lame punchlines.
"fuck ya'll we A-Team/ya'll Plan B like Walgreens."
"homegirl on that Master P, watch us ball like referees/
unnecessary roughness? We just tryin to function."
"used to sport them filas cuz my cousin packed them heaters"
"Q and 'Bino in the house and you niggas in the Senate"

I mean it's all the wordplay without the wanting to make you groan.

and of course ScHoolboy's verse is fire.

Urinetrouble
May 17th 2012

5695 Comments


I was always a fan of the pop-culture stuff myself, and never found it forced. My prime example of his flow when he was hungry is on "You Know Me." There he just combines an aggressive mindset with a dope vocal sound that screams "fuck the haters, I got swag"

and even in those lyrics you posted he's still making pop culture references

gabethepiratesquid
May 17th 2012

4521 Comments


liiike I don't mind the references but there are instances where it felt like he was just trying to shove in as many references as possible and nerd stuff to make people go, "HEY I KNOW WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT"

like, "I'M A BEAST!/GIR, BITCH/INVADER ZIM!"
like...really?

and I like the beat to that song but he's so cheesy, and his delivery is okay, I guess. I mean it was more calmed but I think he also tries putting more energy into his vocals without sounding like a cartoon character but still keeping it unique. Because in his Cul de Sac days his voice just kinda sounded silly.



gabethepiratesquid
May 17th 2012

4521 Comments


Kendrick's verse over that beat is crazy tho.

gabethechimp
May 17th 2012

1 Comments


dis sucks mang

gabethepiratesquid
May 17th 2012

4521 Comments


yea

dawsonscreek
May 17th 2012

2 Comments


ur wack

dawsonscreek
May 17th 2012

2 Comments


RAP GAME DAWSONS CREEK RIFF RAFF

Urinetrouble
May 17th 2012

5695 Comments


Dawsons Creek was a shitty show

XvXMEGAVEGANXvX
May 17th 2012

2 Comments


yea bro i agree but just remember im vegan

SpaceWhale
May 17th 2012

156 Comments


I love most of his stuff but even this will have to grow on me.

FourthReich
May 17th 2012

15303 Comments


uhh well i don't like the song but i enjoy a lot of what this guy has done recently. this song itself simply did not please my ears and i don't have to justify that. though if gabe likes it, fine idc at least he is consistent with his opinions and justifies his points with an almost annoying amount of logical posts. to me that type of dedication should praised not looked down upon.

jdennis31
May 17th 2012

6511 Comments


i agree with you completely, reich. but it's perplexing.

slutnik
May 17th 2012

59 Comments


sounds like danny brown

bennyola09
May 17th 2012

249 Comments


he goes hard in this song.. love his lyrics

megadedhed
May 18th 2012

92 Comments


It's weird, I really, really like Heartbeat... and thats about it.

Oh well, at least he'll still be amazing on Community.



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