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In times of extreme divisiveness, you can always rely on the unabashed honesty of a rapper. Look no further than Childish Gambino‘s most recent surprise release “This Is America.” A thought-provoking commentary on the current social and political landscape of the US, and being black in America. The accompanying video depicts a madhouse reality many Americans face — with racism, policing, gun violence, and death leading the clip’s overt and subtle meanings. It’s a noteworthy release that has raised the bar on protest music, rap lyricism, and the accountability of musicians as social influencers. Childish Gambino and his track “This Is America” also kickoff our latest rap playlist: Gold Bars. Updated monthly and exclusively on Spotify, Gold Bars will feature the hottest rap music out at the moment from established and rising acts.
Joining Gambino on the first edition of our playlist is new music from Travis Scott, Migos, Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, and many more.