Hypegram : 23 things you may have missed in Childish Gambino's 'This is America' music video ARTICLE 155875654 23 things you may have missed in Childish Gambino's 'This is America' music video english ARTICLE

Donald Glover/YouTube

The capped an important weekend for .

Glover released the 4-minute opus under his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino, after performing the song on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." It launched a storm of conversation on social media and quickly .

Like much of Glover's work, "This is America" is cryptic and loaded with shocking imagery and metaphor. The track's tone swerves from happy-go-lucky psalmic readings to more alarming verses. In typical Glover fashion, he dismissed close readings of his work in an interview at .

"I just wanted to make a good song," . "Like something that people could play on Fourth of Julys."

Directed by his and choreographed by Sherrie Silver, the music video touches on gun violence, the precarious state of black bodies in the US, and how we've historically used entertainment to distract us from pervasive cultural and political problems. But the music video's iconoclastic images and many layers deserve close examination to fully parse.

Here are 23 things you may have missed.

Donald Glover/YouTube

It happens just as the video drastically shifts from a cheerful to aggressive tone.

the guitarist was Tracy Martin, the father of slain teen Trayvon Martin. But , a Los Angeles-based musician and actor.





Wikimedia Commons

As , , the pose resembles  the fictional racist character that characterized African-Americans as The character was

Later, the term " referred to a series of racist segregation laws that emerged during the Reconstruction Era. 

The evocation may be a reflection on what just transpired: Glover dances around while a black man played guitar, entertaining the viewer, but the threat of violence against African-Americans is inextricable from that entertainment.





Michael Jackson/YouTube

Others feel the pose evokes  in







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23 things you may have missed in Childish Gambino's 'This is America' music video


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Donald Glover/YouTube

The capped an important weekend for .

Glover released the 4-minute opus under his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino, after performing the song on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." It launched a storm of conversation on social media and quickly .

Like much of Glover's work, "This is America" is cryptic and loaded with shocking imagery and metaphor. The track's tone swerves from happy-go-lucky psalmic readings to more alarming verses. In typical Glover fashion, he dismissed close readings of his work in an interview at .

"I just wanted to make a good song," . "Like something that people could play on Fourth of Julys."

Directed by his and choreographed by Sherrie Silver, the music video touches on gun violence, the precarious state of black bodies in the US, and how we've historically used entertainment to distract us from pervasive cultural and political problems. But the music video's iconoclastic images and many layers deserve close examination to fully parse.

Here are 23 things you may have missed.

Donald Glover/YouTube

It happens just as the video drastically shifts from a cheerful to aggressive tone.

the guitarist was Tracy Martin, the father of slain teen Trayvon Martin. But , a Los Angeles-based musician and actor.





Wikimedia Commons

As , , the pose resembles  the fictional racist character that characterized African-Americans as The character was

Later, the term " referred to a series of racist segregation laws that emerged during the Reconstruction Era. 

The evocation may be a reflection on what just transpired: Glover dances around while a black man played guitar, entertaining the viewer, but the threat of violence against African-Americans is inextricable from that entertainment.





Michael Jackson/YouTube

Others feel the pose evokes  in







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