Imaginary Friends of Popular Culture

In a Rolling Stone video (interview), Donald Glover and Childish Gambino exploit the tension between comedian and rapper. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a music icon name an alter-ego to boost their popularity and intensify their reputation. Many of us remember

Donald Glover as Childish Gambino

Hip-hop music developed through street culture in New York in the late 1960’s emerging from a rhythm once highly electronic in nature. Vocal hip-hop artists accompany rhythm with an commentary on social issues in rap. What makes a dense powerful rap is