Even though fans were graced with the stunning debut Camp (which made my end of the year top ten list) less than a year ago, Donald Glover‘s rap alter-ego Childish Gambino has seen fit to deliver fans even more content. Royalty, his newest mixtape, has been released for free over at Gambino’s site.
Unlike Camp, which was done almost entirely solo, Royalty boasts a hefty list of guest artists going head to head with Gambino, including Beck, Ghostface Killah, and RZA. Always adept at stretching the boundaries of rap, Gambino is looking to do so again with his odd (yet catchy) stylistic choices.
Fans will remember that his I Am Just A Rapper mixtapes from the beginning of his career, although rough around the edges, used samples from other songs to great effect. Rather than using Sleigh Bells this time around, however, artists such as Kavinsky, Dem Franchise Boyz, and even Britney Spears are used.
But enough of reading about it, go pick up Royalty and welcome back the new prince!