Childish Gambino “Royalty” Mixtape Download & Stream
Childish Gambino releases his Official Mixtape Royalty. The 18-track tape has Features from Steve G. Lover, Nipsey Hussle, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Bun B, RZA, Hypnotic Brass Orchestra, Ghostface Killah, Danny Brown, Beck, Chance the Rapper, Gonage, Danielle Haim of HAIM, Josh Osho, Kilo Kish, Alley Boy, Swank & Tina Fey. Production is handled by Beck, Boi-1da, Childish Gambino, Ludwig, Myke Murda, Skywlkr & More.
Royalty (stylized as R O Y A L T Y) is the sixth mixtape by American rapper Childish Gambino, better known as Donald Glover, released July 4, 2012. The album has many featured artists and is produced by Childish Gambino and his co-producer Ludwig Goransson, as well as Beck, Boi-1da, and Skywlkr. This is notably different from how Childish Gambino operates on other projects, as he has been known to not work with other artists much in his music.
Donald McKinley Glover (born September 25, 1983), also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, writer, comedian, producer, and rapper. He first came to attention for his work with Derrick Comedy and subsequently became a writer for the NBC comedy series 30 Rock. He is perhaps best known for his role as college student Troy Barnes on the NBC series Community, as well as for his rising careers as a stand-up comedian and rapper. In 2011, Donald Glover signed to Glassnote Records, where he releases music under his Childish Gambino moniker. After several self-released albums and mixtapes, he released Camp, his first album for the label, on November 15, 2011. His second studio album, Because the Internet, was released on December 10, 2013.
Childish Gambino was born in Edwards Air Force Base, California and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His father is a retired postal worker and his mother is a retired daycare provider. His parents were also foster parents and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Childish Gambino graduated from New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in dramatic writing in 2006, after attending DeKalb School of the Arts and Lakeside High School.
Childish Gambino has stated that he had recorded 25 songs for the mixtape. On May 14, Funkmaster Flex premiered “Unnecessary“, featuring Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. On May 16, Childish Gambino released “We Ain’t Them“, produced by himself and frequent collaborator Ludwig. On May 26, Childish Gambino released another track, “Black Faces“, through his website, featuring Nipsey Hussle and produced by Boi-1da. On May 30, he released a third track through his website which he named “Silk Pillow” (via his Twitter account), featuring Beck and produced by both Childish Gambino and Beck.
The song “R.I.P” samples the song Nightcall originally by French artist Kavinsky. The beat and hook from “Toxic” is sampled from “Toxic” by Britney Spears. The song “They Don’t Like Me” samples the song “Oh, I Think They Like Me” by Dem Franchize Boyz. The backing loop in “Bronchitis” uses a sample from “Hot Boxing the Cockpit” by Shlohmo.
Childish Gambino‘s successful debut album, Camp, forged a new direction that relied far more on storytelling and emotion than mainstream rap and Gambino‘s own style. Thankfully, for both old fans and new listeners, Royalty is a perfect fusion of Gambino‘s undeniable talent for clever rhymes and fast, percussive wordplay and the interesting, revealing interludes that made Camp more than just another rap album. True to a royal fashion, Childish Gambino boasts assists from rap kings, including Ghostface Killa, RZA, and Bun B.
Posing as a triple threat of entertainment value—actor, writer, and rapper—Donald Glover, known as Childish Gambino in the music realm, simply does not rest on his success. Nowhere is his commitment more evident than in his raps, where an early career of verses over indie rock and Adele has blossomed into a fully-fledged style, unique in its embrace of thug, soul, and hipster alike. Follow on Twitter @DonaldGlover @MedievalBeatz Buy Beats Online
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