this is america

2018

The Most Played Out Memes of 2018

These were funny for about a tenth of a second.
Eve Peyser
12.27.18
Noisey

One Minute of Music Changed Childish Gambino’s Career Forever

Donald Glover’s five-year-old soul stunner “Urn” stood out in an irony-driven musical catalogue and helped create the maverick artist we know today.
Phil Witmer
8.22.18
NYC

This Animator Spent Months Recreating ‘This Is America’ on an Ancient Computer

“I cannot dance, but at least I can make an animation about the dance.”
Beckett Mufson
7.10.18
Internet videos of paticular importance

Chance the Rapper Brought Donald Glover to Open Mike Chicago

Donald Glover was a surprise guest at last night's event, performing "This Is America" to a room full of dumbfounded teens.
Alex Robert Ross
6.12.18
Internet

This White Comedian’s Rip-Off of 'This Is America' Is a Pile of Garbage

What the hell is Nicole Arbour trying to do?
Manisha Krishnan
5.14.18
Noisey News

Of Course Childish Gambino's "This Is America" Is His First Number One Song

Donald Glover's firestorm of a multimedia single has made a chart-topping debut on the Billboard Hot 100.
Phil Witmer
5.14.18
Views My Own

What Your Takeaway from Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Says About You

The new music video from Childish Gambino is the perfect litmus test for a viewer's empathy.
Noel Ransome
5.9.18
Memes

For the Love of God, Don’t Meme Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Music Video

You're missing Donald Glover's whole point.
Beckett Mufson
5.8.18
Essays

The Deeply American Appeal of Donald Glover

Black art rarely gets space to be nihilistic. Childish Gambino's "This Is America" is divisive, explosive, and embodies reality.
Myles E. Johnson
5.8.18
Holy Shit

Childish Gambino Is Properly Back with the New "This Is America" Video

The studio version of the song is punctuated by ad-libs from Young Thug, 21 Savage, Quavo, Slim Jxmmi of Rae Stremmurd, and BlocBoy JB. And the Hiro Murai-directed video is striking.
Alex Robert Ross
5.6.18
New music

Donald Glover Debuts Two New Childish Gambino Songs on SNL

"This Is America" and "Saturday" are the multi-talented Glover's first new songs since 2016's critically acclaimed 'Awaken, My Love!'
Alex Robert Ross
5.6.18