Chance The Rapper holds monthly OpenMike Chicago events where high school students perform and network. Each evening ends with professional artists sharing their work and experience. Tonight, Glover did the honors. “My next guest needs no introduction, Chance says to the audience. The students scream and cheer as “This Is America” … More »
Even though EDC Las Vegas has already ended, dance music fans and artists got to experience some of the world’s best EDM artists in the business today. Being one of the largest stages in the world, DJs gave it their all with massive collaborations, new releases, and surprise appearances. At this year’s EDC Las Vegas,
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Shawn Mendes will finally exit his teen years this August, but you can’t take his youth away. So sang the suburban Toronto native Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, alongside Khalid — another young pop star born in ’98 — and survivors from the Parkland shooting. The song, “Youth,” from Mendes’ self-titled album out tomorrow, … More »
JOYRYDE has been one of the most entertaining artists to watch develop over the last year. His signature style of house fused with hard bass elements has helped promote an underground sound that is taking the masses by storm. While one of the biggest stories about JOYRYDE the last year has been his unreleased Skrillex
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Until last week, r/thedonald was a subreddit where Reddit users gathered to share posts related to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Despite the subreddit’s description as “the place where we discuss in an unbiased manner Donald Trump’s great contributions to modern society,” the page is littered by hate-filled posts from people who look to Trump as a twisted savior of sorts, sent to save the American public from its diversity thugs.
Over the past week, however, fans of Donald Glover have taken the subreddit page by storm, posting memes and photos of the actor/rapper in a collective effort to reclaim “the Donald” name. At the very least, the move is a response to Childish Gambino‘s potent, racially charged “This is America” music video release. At best, it’s a form on online activism. And the most wonderful part is — it’s actually working. The subreddit page is now almost solely devoted to Childish Gambino/Donald Glover.
The following post, for instance, has been upvoted more than 45,000 times.
Another post draw some starkly accurate comparisons when juxtaposing the two Donalds, forcing subredditers to stop and question.
Not a racist Not a rapist Can read Was never bankrupt Likes Mexicans Talented Pays his taxes Handsome Loves immigrants Not a puppet for Russia Doesn’t want to fuck his daughter Must be the real one true Donald from thedonald
Finally, one post moves to campaign for a Donald Glover run for presidency. Step aside, Kanye.
The hope is that if enough Donald Glover fans start posting on r/the_donald, they can reclaim this subreddit as well. In a world where activism can take many forms, users of social media are realizing the digital domain as a space for creating First Amendment political movements and reclaiming hateful digital spaces as places of empowerment.
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Driven in large part by its buzzy, and socially-conscious video, Childish Gambino’s new single “This Is America” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, launching as the most-streamed and top-selling song of the week, as it also arrives atop the Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts. The track is the … More »
Since Donald Glover released his torrentially trending and controversial music video for “This Is America,” under his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino, the internet has been ablaze with fervent reaction, meticulously dissecting the messages laden throughout the symbolic work.
However, on May 10, Glover took to Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he told Kimmel that he has altogether avoided the internet and the video’s reception therein since he debuted the song on Saturday Night Live last weekend.
“It’s bad for me,” said Glover of the volatility of the internet. “I’m really sensitive. So, I was like ‘I’ll just let it be.’”
The video, which tackles a myriad of today’s most fiercely debated issues including, police brutality, gun violence, and the frivolity and fickleness of the media, has eclipsed 75 million views on YouTube in under a week. It has incited dozens of analytical essays, video responses, and over 250,000 Youtube comments, many of which attempt to unravel the intricately woven portrayal of Glover’s labyrinthine “America.”