Forward. The following is a album review of Childish Gambino's "Camp" told in the form of story and reaction. Each song from the album is accompanied by a subsequent story or reaction to the experience I personally feel. This should be read for inspiration and entertainment. Lastly, consider listening to the album while you read along for an enhanced experience. Thank you.
There is a point in time for every man’s (or woman’s) life when they are exposed to Rap/Hip-Hop for the first time and then fall in love with the genre. This is how it started for me with three significant rappers, all of whom are from California. To be clear, these three are not among my top ten favorite rappers list (they’re top five and I’ll explain why). Before I do I'll be explaining my journey from Emo/Scene tearing your heart out music that a lot of people like, to the sound of beats and lyrics that change mainstream music so fast it's crazy. SO without further rigmarole let's just get into this.
Have you ever had an unpopular opinion? Here's a famous one from Texas. Sam Houston stands with his convictions to have Texas remain as a part of the Union States. The uproars of those who seek to separate under the guise of protecting their own properties are called out and dismissed as Sam Houston, despite being ill at the time, gave his Anti-Secession Speech onSeptember22, 1860. Sam feels strongly that such an action would undo everything for which the state and its people have worked tirelessly with sacrifice of the highest degree. The Union was, of course, a vital tool by the Texans which Houston himself fought with to defeat the foreign power of the Mexican Government. He reiterates that the Union and its structured government has turned Texas into a dense and stable empire which has continued to prosper under the protection of an army and navy. The actions of the secessionists will only foster bad reputations with foreign powers all around the world because the basis of their actions is rooted in the protection of slavery.