TrackLog 57 – Don Glover 4 Spiderman
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Well, the vocals for my album are done. And already I’m back making free music for you. APPRECIATE ME!
So anyway, I know that Spiderman has already been cast, and the Donald Glover 4 Spiderman campaign is over. But, I wanted to do a song with this title for a few reasons. One, I’ve been digging Glover’s Childish Gambino album a LOT (download it for free), and notably loving the way he raps about being a new type of emcee/hip-hop presence. It’s definitely something I can attach to, and in some weird way (to a smaller extent, maybe), relate to. Second, I’ve had a lot of time over the past week to think about what I want my music to be, and why I make it the way I do, developing my own personal philosophies about why my rap is not exactly rap, and/or why it does count as “real” hip hop, whatever that means. And third, I personally would’ve loved to see Glover as Peter Parker.
All of that kinda led to me writing a song about not holding on to old traditions and beliefs simply b/c they’re old and established; challenging our expectations from culture, whether it’s hip hop, comics (which is definitely a huge problem as well), or just people that you come across interpersonally in life. So when I say “Don Glover 4 Spiderman,” it’s supposed to mean simply, “Don’t do what’s been done before, simply b/c it’s the old way to do it. Challenge yourself, stretch the boundary, etc.” The song came out pretty well.
Very excited for my album. But in the few months it’s going to take to get it mixed, mastered and finalized, I’ll keep making that music at a furious clip.
Don Glover 4 Spiderman….for life.
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