Here’s why Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” demands to be talked about


The music video that all of America has been talking about, and everyone on the internet is still grappling with, is Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.” While Donald Glover played host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live (also performing new single “Saturday“), he casually tweeted the video that sent the internet into a whirlwind of analysis. I myself woke up to a flurry of “have you seen this yet?!” texts. To be sure, it demanded a dialogue.

This week on Off Air with Arthur I am joined by KFOG’s Managing Editor Lauren Riley (one of my favorite people to talk music with), to break down some of the themes and takeaways from the new song and music video as we do our damnedest to make sense of this incredible piece of art.

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