Early this morning, Childish Gambino dropped a clip for one of the thumpier cuts on his heralded Because the Internet LP. “Sweatpants” is stuffed with the winking one-liners the actor/rapper is infamous for—I got five on it like Ben Folds, Y’all fuckboys like Socrates and [bed squeak bed squeak] onomatopoeia all get legit lulz. But in contrast, the deadpan video finds Gambino lurking through a 24-hour diner slowly losing his mind, being grilled by countless Childish copies before a surrealist falsetto come-down. Kids are arguing about what it all means in the YouTube comments, so it worked.
Video: Childish Gambino f. Problem, “Sweatpants”
Childish Gambino’s surrealist clip for the bounciest cut from his LP, “Because The Internet.”
April 14, 2014