Childish Gambino-Because the Internet
This is my IDGAF pick of the year. Yea, I know it’s unpopular. I know Donald is the butt of every social media joke. I know he’s the most hated rapper (Yaphet Kotto freestyle reference) after Wale. But there’s no other album this year (rap, pop, folk, rock, gospel, whatever!) better produced and composed. If nothing else, I appreciate the hours of work that went into this album. I mean, just look at his damn face on the album cover.
I’ve been down on Wale for a while now because of his diva attitude and penchant for adding a corny forced poem on to his songs, but for this album I sat my disdain aside and gave it real listen. Needless to say since it’s made my top 5 albums list that I was thoroughly impressed. The Gifted is the album we’ve wanted from Wale since we all first heard “Nike Boots”.