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Childish Gambino, the moniker for actor Donald Glover, has emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in music. With a unique blend of hip-hop with multiple genres, combined with lyrical genius, Childish Gambino has gone from a viral cult following to a mega sensation. Spin Magazine praises, “...[his EPs] all have showcased Glover’s fiercely clever, plugged-nose flow, which ... Read more in Amazon's Childish Gambino Store

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  • Audio CD (December 10, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Glassnote Records
  • ASIN: B00FPJ8GGQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,712 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2013 sophomore full-length album from writer, actor, standup comedian and rapper Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino. The recording process for the album began in 2012 and continued until October 2013. Because the Internet features guest appearances from Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko and Azealia Banks, with production handled by Gambino himself, Christian Rich, Thundercat and Ludwig Goransson among others.

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Very creative album with lots of great catchy songs.
cmack
If you read the screenplay, and watch the short film "clapping for the wrong reasons" on youtube you get a better feel for the album and it makes more sense.
Cristian Maldonado
This album was hands down the most well thought out and developed piece of work any musical artist/ act has put out in 2013.
Brandon Nguyen

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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Skaterboy_59 on December 10, 2013
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amazon needs to fix the audio rip to [explicit] and not [clean]. but got that sorted out through customer service. none the less great album. the album comes with a script that gives you a better understand of each song(whole album)read the script at becausetheinter.net. each song has meaning and by the end of the album you will find out you were being trolled through the whole album why??? because the internet!!!! read the script it's too dope
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Van Lant on December 22, 2013
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Let me rave for just a minute.

This has got to be one of best albums I've ever heard. Of course Camp was great, but this is a completely different animal – one that feels more troubled, lost, and even dangerous than Camp ever did. The first thing the listener is struck with is how experimental the album is – from the grand scale (the song groupings, the screenplay [becausetheinter.net]) to the intimate (the sax solo on Worldstar, the beginning of Telegraph Ave.). Lemme go through this song by song:

1/2. The Library/Crawl: This song starts angry and takes no prisoners. To be honest, nothing in "Crawl" resonates with me that strongly – that is, until the driving beat suddenly drops out and the hook is sung once again, with only a cello played behind it. Gives me chills every time. The screaming is also on point.

3. Worldstar: As a saxophone player, the solo at the end of this one really wins my respect. Gambino isn't afraid to take risks, and this song shows it. I feel like this one gets more and more chaotic as it goes on – starting with a conventional (per se) trap beat and eventually descending into a frantic exploration of man's love for violence. Plus, I loooove the way he says "My girl ain't bad/ she more like evil."

4/5. Dial Up/The Worst Guys: "Dial Up" is much better once you read the screenplay. The Worst Guys is one that I love a LOT – but I can't really say why. Childish has a great rap, the concluding guitar solo is wonderful....somehow, everything just comes together on this one.

6. Shadows: It's so great to hear real instruments be predominant in a modern hip hop song. This one is just very, very soulful, and the turnaround halfway through is genius.
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Chris on December 10, 2013
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I've read just about every review available for this album so far and I'm SHOCKED by the amount of stupidity displayed by these so called reliable reviewers, so let me set the record straight!

I've listened to this album front to back numerous times and I've finally come to a conclusion, this album is simply amazing. It's seems more focused than Camp but also more chaotic, makes sense right? It's like Yeezus meets Frank Ocean, is that better? But in all seriousness this is Gambino's best work at producing a complete album. Gambino is transitioning hip hop into the artistry of music and that's something that reviewers can't seem to grasp. Everyone is looking for something deeper, for some kind of purpose, but why? Maybe it's as shallow as he wants it to be. Maybe it's just music.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Al Mirabella on December 11, 2013
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I ripped this CD a couple days ago (and bought it as soon as it came out) because I'm a huge fan of the Bino--though his recent releases haven't tickled my fancy I respect them (I'm looking at you: Royalty Mixtape) I feel very satisfied by this release. It's a huge departure from Camp and even more so from his earlier records and though Camp will always have a place in my heart as one of my favorite hiphop records this could very well join the list. WARNING: It does take a couple play throughs but some stand out tracks are Sweatpants and Telegraph Ave. (a remix of Oakland by Lloyd). The album as a whole is a lot darker. Very mature. The album isn't as feel good get pumped but is a lot less cheesy which is a plus depending on your mood about his music.

The biggest piece of advice I can give though when listening is READ THE SCREENPLAY. He wrote a 72 page screenplay that ties all of the tracks and the story together and after reading it makes the album so much more enjoyable. It can be found on his website, look it up, it's at becausetheinter.net
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Northlander on December 13, 2013
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If Camp was a battle of voices between Childish Gambino and Donald Glover, then Because The Internet is what happens when Childish locks Glover in the basement and invites over mc DJ. It's a beautiful dream that unravels into a wondrous nightmare. Make no mistake, this a concept album through and through, but the beats are unmatched and the arrangements entrancing. His lyrics are smart, and flow precise. With limited collaborations, Childish chose wisely: Chance the Rapper, another intelligent wordsmith, and Jhene Aiko, whose voice you will never forget. In a market flooded by auto-tuned hacks, with recycled beats, Because The Internet is a revelation. There's nothing like it, and there is nothing like Gambino. This is not an album that you blast in a frat party, this is an album where you turn up the volume, turn off the lights, close your eyes, and experience the emotion and detail that it contains.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tmillner on May 25, 2014
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I thought Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid M.A.A.D City ruined me for years to come, until I heard this album.

After first listen, I thought there were a few good cuts but the album seemed chaotic and hard to follow. Gambino showed his normal lyrical dexterity and wittiness but I wasn't fond of the production. Something compelled me to do a little more research on Andrew Auernheimer and it lead me to the screenplay that is to accompany this album. I always knew about it just never invested the time.

WOW. Reading the screen play takes this album from a decent/good album with a few tolerable tracks to one of the best and most artistic pieces of music I have ever heard. The production makes so much more sense, it really captures the appropriate feeling at that moment in the screenplay. The album is so cohesive, the vision is clear, and deep. Like Lamar's GKMC, this album needs to be reviewed as a whole not by each individual song. Everything fits perfectly, and the screenplay picks up from where the last track on his Camp LP, That Power, left off. It explores "the boy" and his failed relationships and general angst towards the world among other things. After reading the screenplay, every time I listen to the album I have a movie playing in my head.

I am a true lover of hip hop Nas, Lupe, Common, Kanye (pre yeezus that was trash), Kendrick, Mos Def, this album absolutely fits in with those other great artist. Bino gets a disresptected regularly, and like GKMC this isn't for everyone, but the quality of this album can not be denied whether you like it or not. Although Bino has said himself he is just a rapper, he showed with this project that he is truly an artist.

If you love story telling, artistic, risk taking, self aware artist, you need this in your life.
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the explicit version
Glassnote records, the label Bino's on, don't put parental advisory labels on their records. They also don't put out clean physical versions of their releases. It is explicit. It''s just like Camp, there's no label, but it's explicit.
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