Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Music

Childish Gambino's Because The Internet is hip hop infused with additives

See also

Because the Internet

Rating:
Star2
Star
Star
Star
Star

His Camp album had taste and texture, but in reaching far and working for our eventual applause, Childish Gambino has packed so many different sounds and techniques into his sophomoric Because The Internet that the coarseness and dark overtones it accentuates fail to get us to jump up out of our seats as much as we would like. The gloomy down evoked in the art house beats and soft flow of Gambino will sound familiar, and the fact that the album changes pace so frequently makes it difficult at times for the listener to grab hold and embrace the music. Gambino raps in spurts, but when he does, he makes effective use of metaphors, similes, and puns. Talking on relationships, fame, and life, he accurately describes life's confusion and effectively sets the mood. The most interesting element of the album is the artsy production. The experimental beats will likely be the defining aspect of this album and the most impressionable part of the project. Because The Internet seems never satisfied in being strictly labeled a hip hop LP. Genre-jumping tangents are taken all throughout, from smooth singing vocals to soft instrumental sections. It's a real treat for junkies of the alternative and experimental, a peculiar pit stop on the highway of hip hop.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    Video
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    Video
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Video
    Sports Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!