New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Childish Gambino has dropped his latest video and, much like This Is America, it's got fans talking. As summer comes to a close, Childish Gambino
debuts the star-studded video for "Feels Like Summer."
The animated clip, which he co-directed with Ivan Dixon and Greg Sharp, is full of cameos from hip-hop and R&B's biggest stars including Rihanna, Drake, Beyoncé, JAY-Z, J. Cole, Migos, Birdman, Chance the Rapper, Jaden
Smith, The Weeknd, and many more. As Glover walks home on a summer day, he runs into his illustrated counterparts in his neighborhood.
In one scene, Nicki Minaj
Scott play with toy blocks before Travis
knocks down Nicki's tower, alluding to their chart battle, while Azealia Banks
looks on in a tree. The Weeknd
and Ty Dolla $ign
play tug of war against Solange, A$AP Rocky, and Willow
chases after Future
who stole his bicycle, while Michelle Obama comforts a crying Kanye, who is sporting a "Make America
Great Again" cap. Beyoncé rocks a "R.I.P. Fredo
Santana" hoodie. In another scene, a shirtless Gucci Mane
sunbathes as Dr. Dre, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and JAY-Z milly rock around him.
The final dream sequence features icons including OutKast, Rihanna, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson.
"Feels Like Summer
" is one of two singles from Gambino's "summer pack," which also includes "Summertime Magic." He is now readying his final album as Childish Gambino
for release on Wolf+Rothstein/RCA Records.
Next up, Gambino will hit the road with Rae Sremmurd
and Vince Staples
on a North American tour, starting Sept. 6 in Atlanta. He is also set to perform at Rihanna's Diamond Ball on Sept. 13 in New York.