Childish Gambino Delivers Political, Social Commentary with "This Is America"

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Glover released the video during his appearance on Saturday Night Live, where he served as both the host and musical guest.

Max Quinn explores Childish Gambino's artistic ascendancy, and the importance of "This Is America". Rich in symbolism and layered with question-raising imagery, the music video shows what it means to be black in trigger-happy America. Gambino blatantly tackles local terrorism in faced by blacks in America best known to be in ties with the brutal acts of the America police force and American gun culture. For this performance, Gambino appeared shirtless, singing and rapping, as school kids danced around him.

"Don't catch you slippin' now".

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Watch Childish Gambino's mind-raising visual to "This Is America", below.

Yes, that was singer SZA sitting on a auto toward the end of the video.

Many people and celebrities are taking to social media to compare and contrast their thoughts on exactly what message the artist was attempting to convey as well as giving Glover overall praise.

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Glover is expected to drop his as-yet-untitled album in the near-future, and holy christ, do we have exceedingly high hopes. There's no release date yet for the new album, but we can probably expect it sometime before the end of the year. While some may call him a triple threat - as an actor, writer and singer - he considers himself "just a threat". He appeared in sketches surrounding Kanye West's loopy Twitter feed and in one entitled "Lando's Summit", which featured Glover as his Solo character, the legendary Lando Calrissian.

He also unveiled a second new song, Saturday, which was introduced by Zoë Kravitz. Glover has been the focus of much of the marketing material thus far, resplendent in a variety of funky outfits.

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