We're back in school, vacations (if you were lucky to get one) are over but it still "Feels Like Summer" for Childish Gambino.
Donald Glover dropped a new video for his alter ego and of cooourse we weren't ready. This man is a story-telling genius.
It's an animated look at hip-hop culture in America like it's all living in one neighborhood. It follows a guy who looks a lot like Gambino while he walks down the street, watching all the summertime-type scenes. He stops a couple times, closes his eyes and we something like a daydream sequence.
This video is heavy with cameos. There's one like every three seconds and some scenes have three or four cameos. It's more than just sticking familiar faces in a video: Gambino calls out music beef (think right around the VMAs), tributes hip-hop legends in a cute way and even addresses the Kanye drama from earlier this year.
That's the only cameo I'll give you! Watch below to see if you can name the rest.
I couldn't even place a couple of the cameos because this animation was more subtle than what you would normally see. Shout out YouTube user Voose LG for doing all the work and naming all the cameos. Who did you miss the first time around?
Lil Pump and Trippie Redd (00:46)
21 Savage and Metro Boomin’ (00:48)
Kodak Black (00:57)
Chance the Rapper, Jaden Smith, and Birdman (1:20)
Will Smith (1:25)
Azealia Banks (1:28)
Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott (1:29)
The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, and Frank Ocean (1:35)
A$AP Rocky, Solange, and Willow Smith (1:39)
Soulja Boy (1:41)
Drake and Future (1:46)
Kid Cudi (1:59)
Kanye West and Michelle Obama (2:06)
Beyoncé and reference to Fredo Santana (2:15)
Reference to XXXTENTACION (2:25): I disagree with this one, though. Unless there's some crazy meta reference I didn't pick up on, the vanilla and chocolate ice cream doesn't have anything to do with XXX. I think the man in the suit is Martin Luther King, Jr. Tell me that doesn't make more sense.
Lil Uzi Vert, Oprah Winfrey, Zendaya, and Tiffany Haddish (2:42)
Lil Yachty and Charlamagne (2:45)
Gucci Mane (2:49)
Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Diddy, Wiz Khalifa and JAY-Z (2:51)
Ball Brothers and Young Thug (2:58)
Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, and Lil Wayne (3:01)
Rae Sremmurd and J. Cole (3:03)
Janelle Monaé and Tessa Thompson (3:11)
Chris Brown (3:29)
Whitney Houston (3:54)
Michael Jackson (4:04)