Gambino’s lyrics, as well as the ethos of the man himself speak to me on SO many different levels. As a Black nerdy dude, as a young 20-something with nothing figured out, as a guy who had to go through the crucible of high school as an outsider (see black nerd) and as a person who see’s life and success on another plane.
I’m in a weird place, I got a little money
But money won’t buy you time
If all the time is running from me
There’s so much I wanna do
Like write a script or write a book
Get an hour on HBO, and date a girl who likes to cook
And stop having all of these crushes
On all of my friends girlfriends
I think I’m jealous they got someone when the world ends
It looks nice, I gotta get me one of those
I haven’t found Mrs. Right
But I’m on it though
Yeah I’m on it though
is it just me or does everyone have that one person that they’ve had a crush on for what seems like forever and like you don’t wanna date them or be with them or anything but anytime you see a picture of them you’re like damn son you’re really fucking cute and it could be months or years later and you still drool a little when you think about them.
thesuperdoubleg said: How do you feel about Jaden Smith as "The Boy"?
I think Donald was looking for a certain package when he was making Kauai, and he found it in Jaden. I think it’s interesting people on rapgenius are making comparisons to Jaden being The Boy as he existed in between Camp and Because the Internet.
That’s the version of The Boy I think makes the most sense on Kauai, because he’s not corrupted or cynical or bitter yet like Because the Internet is perceived in terms of world view, but he’s also not a little kid getting picked on any more like on Camp. He’s just enjoying himself and life.
So while I don’t really stand behind Jaden as an independent artist, I do think that his style was well-fit for this project and he did a phenomenal job capturing the feelings of The Boy.