Childish Gambino’s Groundbreaking Video For Feels Like Summer Celebrates The Culture


Just as the Summer is coming to it’s official end, rapper, actor, comedian, and creator for The Culture Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) drops a visual for his record “Feels Like Summer” and what star-studded and incredible piece of art this is.


The video is completely animated and starts with Gambino walking down the street listening to music. He starts coming into contact with the rappers in his neighborhood. First Lil Pump, Trippie Red, and 21 Savage. Then Chance the Rapper and Jaden Smith playing around, the Migos shooting hoops in a driveway, Birdman doing some grilling, Will Smith washing his car, Azalea Banks sitting in a tree, Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott competitively playing with children’s blocks, and Frank Ocean, Ty Dollar Sign and The Weekend playing tug-of-war with Solange, ASAP Rocky, and Willow Smith. Soulja Boy breaks down the origins of mumble rap to Pump and Trippie as Future rides by on a bike chased by Drake.


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Things get real as Gambino enters a dream sequence where we see a sad Kid Cudi (who has openly struggled with depression) then the most poignant moment of the video where a crying Kanye West, wearing a Make America Great Again hat is comforted by Michelle Obama. Beyonce appears next wearing an RIP Fredo Santana shirt.


Gambino then returns to reality where he spots Lil Uzi Vert and Khelani getting their hair braided on the stoop by Oprah Winfrey and Tiffany Haddish. Charlamagne and Lil Yachty eating popsicles, Gucci Mane sunbathing, Dr, Dre, Snoop, Diddy, Jay Z and Wiz Khalifi getting their Temptations two-step on, the Ball Brothers (no LaVar) and Young Thug playing video games, 2 Chainz taking a pic of Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, and Pusha T, J. Cole getting into a water fight with Rae Sremmurd, and Tessa Thompson and Janelle Monae skateboarding.


Gambino then again digresses into a serious dream sequence with a crying Chris Brown alone followed by a shot of OutKast, Rihanna levitating like a goddess, a finally a young Whitney Houston and an even younger Michael Jackson laughing and smiling in his full afro Jackson 5 glory. The video ends as Gambino returns to his home.


The video is a masterpiece. Outside-the-box creative and beautifully animated, it features young an old musicians, puts a smile on your face but also gets emotional. It’s just a great depiction and celebration of The Culture as a whole. Gambino also co-directed the “Feels Like Summer” visual with Ivan Dixon and Greg Sharp and the characters were designed by Justin Richburg. Check it out for yourself below:



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