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Queer Eye for the Cult Guy: Camp Classics Turned Cult Classics

What makes a cult classic? A critically panned movie that garners a small but devoted following and rides that wave all the way to a revered place in film history. But why do we name it a “cult” classic? As far as I know (and I would), there are no meetings of the cult of Barbarella, unless you count every Duran Duran concert. (Little known fact: the band is named after Barbarella’s evil nemesis, Dr. Durand Durand.) My favorite “cult classics” could more accurately be named “camp classics”: meaning films that feature over the top satire and sport low production budgets with offbeat and often bizarre humor.

Though Ryan Murphy [...]

Listen to Childish Gambino's Camp And Feel Powerful

Comedy's favorite rapper Childish Gambino performed "Bonfire" on Fallon last Friday, and the entirety of his new album Camp is streaming on NPR today. If you are working a desk job, like building desks, you should listen to it all morning and forget that it's Monday and you live in Kentucky far away from the Hollywood glitz and glamor of parties and one-night stands. That one's for you, Splitsider readers who work at the desk manufacturing plant in Frankfort, KY. Go hard along the Kentucky River.

Listen To Childish Gambino's "Bonfire"

Listen to Childish Gambino's "Bonfire" off of his upcoming album Camp, won't you? It sort of makes my soul die to hear Glover rap lines like "I love pussy, I love bitches, dude, I should be runnin’ PETA," but still, props for fitting in Human Centipede, Invader Zim and ToeJam & Earl/Odd Future references into the same song. Here's the stream:

Pitchfork's Readers Like Camp Way More Than Its Reviewers Did

In defiance of Pitchfork's emphatically low 1.6 rating of Childish Gambino's Camp, the site's readers voted the album number 18 on their list of the year's Top 50 Albums and number one for Most Underrated Album in their annual Readers Poll. Gambino also makes a showing in the categories for Best New Artist, Best Live Act, Best Musician Twitter, and Best Mixtape (for his EP). Huzzah! Comedians' rap is the rap of the people! Occupy Pitchfork! Okay, let's not get carried away.

The New Childish Gambino Video Will Creep You Out

Halloween ain't over till you watch the video for "Bonfire" by Childish Gambino (a.k.a. comedian and Community actor Donald Glover). The video is legitimately spooky, but if you get scared, just focus on the lyrics and how silly the PG-rated version sounds when you're expecting the not-so-PG words. "I love-, I love-, dude I should be running PETA." It's so radio-friendly!

Childish Gambino Signs With Glassnote

In the latest phase of his quest to be more legitimate than everyone else in the world, Donald Glover has signed Childish Gambino with indie label Glassnote. The release date for Glover's upcoming album Camp has been pushed back to November 1, most likely because it may or may not (but probably may) feature collabos with label mates like Mumford & Sons and Phoenix.

Pitchfork Isn't Exactly a Fan of the New Childish Gambino Album

Yikes. Pitchfork seriously gives it to comedy's rapper Childish Gambino with this review of Camp, rating it a 1.6 and calling it "one of the most uniquely unlikable rap records of this year (and most others)." The review criticizes the joke integrity of Gambino's "hashtag rap" (lines like "You can kiss my ass, Human Centipede"), but its main complaint is that in a post-Kanye rap landscape, the stereotype of the hard black rapper that Gambino rails against doesn't really exist anymore. This might be a legitimate concern for serious hip-hop fans, but luckily it probably won't stop comedy nerds from playing "Bonfire" over and over to psych us [...]

Check Out The Tracklist For Childish Gambino's Camp

Childish Gambino's Camp drops on November 15 and Rapdose has the tracklist, which gives you plenty of time to fantasize about which one will be your pre-stand-up jam. Oh, and Donald Glover also just released a live version of "All The Shine," so it's probably going to be that one.

Donald Glover's New Album: Camp

Community's Donald Glover announced the name and released the cover art for his new album today: Camp. That up there is the cover. Set to be released under his Childish Gambino moniker in September, presumably self-released like all his other musical output, it'll be his second full-length effort. He also released a teaser video with a snippet of a song and some footage from his "I Am Donald" tour, which you can check out below.