January 16, 2014


Childish Gambino & Chance the Rapper Smoke & Surf at Same Time In New Video

Donald Glover is an inordinately talented guy. His work on Community was subtle and hilarious and his rap alter ego Childish Gambino produced one of the best hip hop albums of 2013 with Because the Internet. But in the video for his Chance the Rapper collabo "The Worst Guys," he shows off his most shocking talent yet: The ability to smoke weed and surf waves at the same time.

Although that strange stunt is no joke, what's most surprising about Gambino's "The Worst Guys" video is how upbeat and joyous it is. Given Gambino's frequently dark, melancholy videos and Chance's lyrical focus on the harsher aspects of Chicago life, this video is an unexpectedly light affair, showing the two surfing, smoking and playing with glowsticks by the ocean. Too bad Chance's new roomie James Blake couldn't join the party.

Watch it above and check out our interview with Gambino, where he explains to us why he doesn't actually consider himself a rapper.