Sometimes, the best thing when an artist goes on tour is all the media and press they do along the way. I'm not sayin' the Donald Glover/Childish Gambino show in a venue near you won't be great because I've heard nothing but great things. But it's just so ... nice to hear an articulate interview from an artist fully conscious about what it means to be a "rapper" today and how those occupational boundaries do and do not measure up to what a "rapper" was yesterday. What is street cred? What is "power" in rap? Well, they are almost everything they were twenty years ago. They are also hardly the same thing at all.

[Video] Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) Talks with Q about Street Cred and Power

Sometimes, the best thing when an artist goes on tour is all the media and press they do along the way. I’m not sayin’ the Donald Glover/Childish Gambino show in a venue near you won’t be great because I’ve heard nothing but great things. But it’s just so … nice to hear an articulate interview from an artist fully conscious about what it means to be a “rapper” today and how those occupational boundaries do and do not measure up to what a “rapper” was yesterday.

What is street cred? What is “power” in rap? Well, they are almost everything they were twenty years ago. They are also hardly the same thing at all.