TVD Vinyl Giveaway: Childish Gambino, Camp

It seems that most people are good at one certain thing.  You’re either a brilliant painter, or a wiz-mathematician, or a genius accountant or what have you.  However Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) is both a brilliant comedic actor and talented hip hop artist. 

And that, my friends, is what I consider cheating. We here at the Vinyl District are chomping at the bit to get you in on the action so we kidnapped a vinyl copy of the new Childish Gambino release Camp to give away to a wanting fan.

Having proven himself on the internet, Mr. Glover’s first career effort as a comedic force moved to the comfort of most people’s living room with his role on NBC’s Community before really making his name elsewhere.  Although Glover has been rocking the Childish Gambino moniker for some time now, it has only been in this past year that it has really come into its own.  Not only does he fill out the position of rapper, but it’s almost as if he pushes the title to burst at the seams.

His first official solo record, released November 15th, is a collection of hard beats, ironic rap, and sudden unexpected jabs of truth. It landed at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #2 on the Billboard Hip-Hop charts. Childish Gambino kicks off the Camp Tour in Atlanta, GA on March 16th at The Tabernacle, and tickets for all announced shows will go on sale to the public this week.

The 13 tracks on the album create a vivid landscape, a juxtaposition of serious beats with sarcastic punch lines that hit like Mohammad Ali’s 1-2-punch, leaving you with just as memorable results.  Here’s the thing though, you shouldn’t just take my word for it.  As previously mentioned, we were able to get our crafty hands on the LP, and we want you to have it!

Not only will you receive the vinyl, but you will also receive a t-shirt (size XXL), Camp merit badge, chapstick, and sticker. To enter yourself in the competition, go ahead and tell us in the comments, your pick for the funniest rapper.

I’m a huge fan of How High, so I’m personally split between Method Man and Redman, but that’s just me.

The winner will be decided on chosen one week from today on Friday, December 16th, and must have a mailing address in North America.

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  • Evan Kronenberg

    You know it’s a shame you mentioned RedMan and Method Man. I was for sure going to mention them. But, since you’ve done that, I’ll go on and pick another.

    I gotta say Lonely Island are intentionally funny rappers, so I would definitely vote for them. I mean, they were nominated for Best Comedy Album in the Grammys and Emmys. They constantly do songs as SNL Digital Shorts, and they are hilarious, every time. Jizz in My Pants was a smash, the Jack Sparrow song featuring Michael Bolton of all people, Dick in a Box with Justin Timberlake, the list could go on for like, 18 more songs, but I’ll save you the reading involved in all that, and just say I choose Lonely Island.

    If we’re talking unintentional, then definitely Lil Wayne or someone from DipSet. I’ve never heard serious rappers with corny ass lines like they put out on a regular basis.

  • NRocklander

    The funniest rapper is Kanye – the dude started making such original stuff, hating on himself, making fun of college and dropping out, more experimental than almost everyone in the game. He is unique and laid the pavement for new type of rap. Is Kanye a douche? Maybe, but he’s a funny douche.

  • decolonize

    Now, there are intentionally funny rappers and unintentionally funny ones. 🙂

    Lil B borders on a self-parody at moments. When he first started, his desire to push boundaries was interesting. Now he feels a bit Bill Hicks-ish — saying stuff to shock people (although not nearly as amusing). I’ve heard a similar comparison to Odd Future, but I find their music to be far more unskilled and misogynist to be in any way humorous.

    The whole ‘party rap’ scene of, oh, forever has some folks who should be remembered. The godfathers of some of this stuff tend to be Biz Markie and Digital Underground. Not all their content is comedic, but they have this flair for using humor to make a point. DU sadly never gained the pop culture notoriety that Biz did (was he just in a commercial for TuneUp? WTF?), but are nevertheless great, even if they’ll only be remembered for “Humpty Dance” and having 2Pac as a backup dancer.

    If you haven’t caught Willie Evans Jr., his breakout song, “Nerd English,” is one of the funnier cuts to make a point about hip-hop posturing. Weaving guns, Warcraft, comic books and beat-up cars in one song? Priceless.

    There are some funny people who can rap, though no one considers them actual hip-hop, such as Lonely Island, Saul Williams and Aziz Ansari (a comedian who doesn’t rap, but has some classic monologues about Kanye West and Jay-Z. Plus his R. Kelly impression is hilarious).

  • raguilera

    Funniest ever? That’s a tough one. Kanye falls under “unintentionally funny” most of the time. But the first rappers that ever made me laugh were Run DMC.

  • AndyH

    Without a doubt, A Tribe Called Quest. They were able to not only have insightful content in their music, they were able to throw in zingers too. Go listen to “Scenario” for a great example.

  • Andy Dunn

    I would Say Andy D. He is a local artist from bloomington, Indiana. You all should check him out too! He raps about drunk chicks, vikings, and a lot of nerd stuff. And NO this guy is not me! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-D/57537626722

  • James ONeil

    It has to be MC Chris. He was the rapper “MC Pee Pants” on aqua teen hunger force and then branched out in a legitimate career. He does raps about Star Wars and Harry Potter and being a Pop Corn Frog. Its 100% legitimate rap but totally brings a smile to your face!

  • OscarWhiteman

    Has to be Old Dirty Bastard! Content, delivery, voice, monikers…ODB/Dirt McGirt had funny on lock!

  • http://thevinyldistrict.com oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!

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