Childish Gambino’s “3005” was almost recorded over the breat Drake used for “Trophies,” Gambino says. According to the rapper-actor, he had the chance to use the beat that became “Trophies” at one point.
“Hit-Boy, he heard me sing that hook,” Gambino says in an interview with BBC Radio 1. “That hook [‘3005’] was actually supposed to be on Drake’s ‘Trophies’ beat. I was like, ‘I don’t know if it feels right’ and then he [Hit-Boy] gave it to Drake and Drake made it awesome…Everybody’s a winner in that one. We made a different song.”
“Childish Gambino used to wonder where he fit in,” HipHopDX said at the time. “Raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, he claims on his 2011 debut Camp that he used to get called ‘Oreo’ and ‘faggot.’ He also raps that he sounds weird, not to refer to his persistently prepubescent squeak, but ‘like nigga with a hard ‘r.” Yet another line points to his short-shorts and jokes, although in retrospect, he could have clarified that particular punchline: Did he mean his NPR-referencing one-ups (‘Terry Gross on the mic, I’m the Talk of the Nation?’) or his stint as the only ‘cool young person’ of ’30 Rock’s’ writers? But he won’t, not anytime soon. Now, he raps because he has quit his day job at NBC’s ‘Community.’ He raps because, well, he can. Most of all, in his ambitious second album because the internet, he raps as if to pass the time.”
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