Pitchfork Isn’t Exactly a Fan of the New Childish Gambino Album


Yikes. Pitchfork seriously gives it to comedy’s rapper Childish Gambino with this review of Camp, rating it a 1.6 and calling it “one of the most uniquely unlikable rap records of this year (and most others).” The review criticizes the joke integrity of Gambino’s “hashtag rap” (lines like “You can kiss my ass, Human Centipede”), but its main complaint is that in a post-Kanye rap landscape, the stereotype of the hard black rapper that Gambino rails against doesn’t really exist anymore. This might be a legitimate concern for serious hip-hop fans, but luckily it probably won’t stop comedy nerds from playing “Bonfire” over and over to psych us up to write Twitter jokes.