Bino With Tha Beats
Leave it to Bino to make a funk album and weather the shit storm of “when is he gonna rap” comments that flooded the internet in the initial days of the release of “Awaken, My Love!” I loved every minute of it – both the comments, and the album. I could actually see the sea change happening, week by week, as everyone, and I do mean everyone, came along to the sound and style of songs like “Redbone” and “Zombies”, knowing in my heart of hearts that the unanimity of acceptance for this album was inevitable. What fools the whole internet was, and anyone who doubted Donald Glover, literally the most talented person of my generation. He wouldn’t do it unless he knew he could pull it off. When is he gonna Rap? Really? As Kendrick would say, “sit down, be humble.” And listen to a classic.