November 10, 2016


Childish Gambino's Rap-Less 'Me and Your Mama' Is Unlike Anything He's Ever Made: Listen

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Taylor Hill/Getty Images

This morning, Donald Glover confirmed those substantial rumors that a new Childish Gambino album, Awaken, My Love!, is on the way. He shared the striking cover art and intriguing tracklist, then hooked up Beats 1 with the opener, "Me and Your Mama" as their World Record for Nov. 10. And Zane Lowe broke his repeat spins record by playing it six times straight. (Although never straight through, because it's six minutes and 19 seconds.)

"Me and Your Mama" is a dramatic new direction for the hip-hop artist, with G-funk synths and concrete guitar riffs setting the stage for a screaming, super-unrecognizable blues wail we've never heard Donald Glover go even remotely near.

A couple flashes of 'Bino's traditional melodious vox do trickle in, and the soaring choral vocals remind us of the opening track on the debut album Camp, only way grown-up.

He notably performed the "Me and Your Mama" live in 2015 at Bonnaroo and in Melbourne, Australia.

Next, watch Donald Glover tell Fuse why he's "hip-hop's dirty little secret":