We’re just about one month away from the release of Donald Glover’s proper debut as rapper Childish Gambino. The record, Camp, features 13 new tracks from the quick-witted, hyper-personal MC, who blends social commentary with comedic wordplay for an intriguing take on a style Lil Wayne helped make famous. You know what I’m talking about: that whole punch line-driven, politically minded thing that made Tha Carter III so damn good.
Unlike previous Camp single “Bonfire,” “All the Shine” doesn’t swing for the fences energy-wise. Rather, it’s the closest thing to a hip-hop ballad without getting too cornball and it almost sounds like something Frank Ocean would record if he rapped more. What that means is that this could be a radio hit. That is, of course, if Gambino feels like going through the painstaking process of taking out all the profanity. Dude curses. A lot. You can stream the track below. Camp drops Nov. 15 on Glassnote. [OkayPlayer]