~~May 9, 2018~~
THIS IS AMERICA VIDEO … IN A NUTSHELL
Did you catch all the themes in Childish Gambino’s “This is America”?
Quite a strong message.
The title is right on target:
This IS America!
Some content may be offensive to some who may shy away from the sad reality.
I had to look up the lyrics to get the full meaning.
How Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Indicts and Challenges Its Audience
The controversial new music video by Donald Glover and Hiro Murai has amassed millions of YouTube views while exposing viewers to the horrors of the black experience in America.
~IRA MADISON III~
Have you ever been grateful for something that you find aesthetically revolting?
The caustically violent “This Is America,” Donald Glover’s latest single and video under his musical moniker Childish Gambino, is exactly that.
The song, which blends jazz, hip-hop, and South African melodies to deliver a scheming-up mantra of “get your money, black man,” takes on an entirely different tone when paired with its Hiro Murai-directed music video that depicts Glover maniacally dancing while simultaneously murdering black people in pastoral tableaus.
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
Informative video but there were some other things I picked up/read about:
1. His pants are supposed to be similar to the basics of confederate army uniforms
2. SZA (the women at the end) is representing lady liberty passively watching this all going on, which is ironic since she’s the symbol of freedom.
3. The horse followed by the police car is a biblical reference “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.” – Revelation 6:8 “
4. The cars shown in the video are all 80s-90s make. They’re not like the typical rap cars you see in videos.
5. Kids on their cellphones represent how passive we are when things happen in front of us. There has been many occasions when something fatal could have been stopped, but people were too busy recording it on their phones.
Anyways! That’s a few takeaways I’ve had.
Good art always provokes thought and conversation.
I love how this video has done that.
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