With "This is America, " pop culture's most important multi-hyphenate confronts many issues now facing "the land of the free and home of the brave" - racism, gun violence and police brutality. Another wrote that "Childish Gambino is what Kanye aspires to be but fails to attain". 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.
Murders occur, but the guns are treated more delicately than human lives in the video - a strong statement given the current debate over gun control.
A shirtless Glover dances on a auto. The accompanying music video for the more serious "This Is America" dropped online shortly before the episode aired.
"But this is America, Gambino tells us", Justin Simien, the creator of TV series Dear White People, tweeted.
The detailed effort comments on everything from gun violence to social inequality, using dance, cars, and the juxtaposition of minimalism with spectacle and increased background volatility to deliver its layered message. It's there the group work out there emotional issues together, including deflection and jealousy over an ice cream-colored Lamborghini with suicide doors.