After Childish Gambino‘s iconic music video for This Is America it could only be so long before we would be given another creative gem. Glover has come out with the visuals to his Feels Like Summer single, released alongside Summertime Magic as seasonal drops back in July.
The music video, directed by Ian Dixon, Greg Sharp and Donald himself, features an animated Gambino walking down what appears to be hip-hop suburbia and encountering some familiar faces.
The video features mini-scenes surrounding the best in today’s rap and r&b scene, like Travis Scott knocking over Nicki Minaj‘s toy blocks, Migos shooting hoops, Jaden Smith messing around with Chance The Rapper, Future stealing Drake’s bike and many, many more.
Check out the music video below.
How many references did you catch? Be in the cut (via YouTube @The Sussman Original Show):
- Lil Pump and Trippie Redd (00:46)
- 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’ (00:48)
- Kodak Black (00:57) Recently got arrested for drugs and weapons denied invitation because he’s trying to change his lifestyle.
- Migos (1:00)
- Chance the Rapper, Jaden Smith, and Birdman (1:20)
- Will Smith (1:25) Has a song Summertime: “when 6’oclock rolls around and you just finished wiping your car down”.
- Azealia Banks (1:28) Highly talented but feels secluded because she’s only being supported by a “limb” of the public.
- Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott (1:29) Nicki built her Barbie empire and Travis tore it down by having the #1 album over her.
- The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, and Frank Ocean (1:35)
- A$AP Rocky, Solange, and Willow Smith (1:39)
- Soulja Boy, Lil Pump, Trippie Redd (1:41) Soulja is telling stories to Trippie and Pump as the inspiration of the new gen of rap.
- Drake and Future (1:46) Drake and Future were a dynamic duo before Future moved on.
- Kid Cudi (1:59) Dealing with mental health issues.
- Kanye West and Michelle Obama (2:06) Kanye’s support for Donald & his hatred for the Obamas.
- Beyoncé (2:15)
- OJ Simpson and XXXTENTACION’s hair in ice cream (2:25)
- Lil Uzi Vert, Oprah Winfrey, Zendaya, and Tiffany Haddish (2:42)
- Lil Yachty and Charlamagne (2:45) Lil Yachty and Charlemagne have had altercations but have come together.
- Gucci Mane (2:49) Is now living a more peaceful life as opposed to his previous life.
- Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Diddy, Wiz Khalifa and JAY-Z (2:51) Have all been accused of cheating on their wives/fiancé.
- Ball Brothers and Young Thug (2:58)
- Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, and Lil Wayne (3:01)
- Rae Sremmurd and J. Cole (3:03)
- Janelle Monaé and SZA (3:11) Two underappreciated female artists who are stepping up to be chart toppers.
- Chris Brown (3:29) Dealing with his past, and how people won’t let it go.
- Outkast (3:39)
- Rihanna (3:47)
- Whitney Houston (3:54)
- Michael Jackson (4:04)
In other music news, the FOMO 2019 lineup is finally here. Wipe your tears, Nicki, we’ll see you soon.
Cover image via YouTube @ Donald Glover