‘Redbone’ got Childish Gambino under a Funkadelic groove

January 4, 2017
Posted in Music, R&B, Soul

‘Redbone’ got Childish Gambino under a Funkadelic groove

Childish Gambino, fresh off the success of ‘Atlanta’, takes listeners on a soulful and Funkadelic journey with ‘Redbone’, a song off of his ‘Awaken, My Love!’ album, which contains mostly funk influences as opposed to Gambino’s usual hip-hop style.

“Awaken, My Love! began with a childhood memory. I remember listening to songs my dad would play — albums by the Isleys or Funkadelic — and not understanding the feeling I was feeling. I remember hearing a Funkadelic scream and being like, ‘Wow, that’s sexual and it’s scary.’ Not having a name for that, though; just having a feeling. That’s what made it great.” – Childish Gambino, in an interview with Billboard

Success can’t seem to leave Gambino alone, and the stats below prove that there’s no limit for this multi-talented star.

*110,000+ Physical Albums Sold
*120 Million Total Album Streams
*35 Million “REDBONE” Song Streams
*32,000+ “REDBONE” Tracks Sold

#6 R&B Album & #12 R&B-Hip Hop Album (#46 Overall) // #87 Hot 100 Singles Chart

#2 R&B Album (#17 Overall) // #12 R&B/Soul Single

#2 R&B Album (#23 Overall) // #8 R&B Single


12.7 Million+ views

Some critics are calling ‘Redbone’ Gambino’s greatest musical creation, and others are still savoring over its tasteful sound.

“The song is called Redbone, it’s funky and soulful and sad, and it’s easily the greatest song Childish Gambino has ever recorded.” – USA Today

“The soulful harmonies on this record sound as sweet as crackling bacon grease on a Sunday morning as Gambino takes us on a smoky and spacy ride.” – Vibe


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Childish Gambino – ‘Awaken, My Love!’ album

Genre: R&B/Soul

Released: December 2, 2016


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