All The Cameos in Childish Gambino’s ‘Feels Like Summer’
By Bryan Durham - September 2, 2018
Following on the heels of his instantly iconic ‘This Is America’, Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover has released an animation video for his song Feels Like Summer which features a truckload of cameos by known rappers and an assortment of hip-hop artists and pop culture icons.
Donald, along with Ivan Dixon and Greg Sharp, has co-directed the video, with illustrations by Justin Richburg.
The video starts out with CG taking a walk down his neighbourhood as Lil Pump and Tripe Redd pass him by and head over to 21 Savage’s car and are shooed away.
The video ends with Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, but the standout scenes include the ones with a crying Kanye West wearing a MAGA (Make America Great Again) cap, being consoled by Michelle Obama and Nicki Minaj building a brick castle which Travis Scott topples over (Queen vs Astroworld, anyone?).
Let’s see how many you can spot in the video.
Here’s the complete list of ‘cameos’ and at what point in the video they appear.
Lil Pump and Trippie Redd (00:46)
21 Savage and Metro Boomin’ (00:48)
Kodak Black (00:57)
Chance the Rapper, Jaden Smith, Birdman (1:20)
Will Smith (1:25)
Azealia Banks (1:28)
Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott (1:29)
The Weekend, Ty Dolla $ign, and Frank Ocean (1:35)
A$AP Rocky, Solange, and Willow Smith (1:39)
Soulja Boy (1:41)
Drake and Future(1:46)
Kid Cudi (1:59)
Kanye West and Michelle Obama (2:06)
Beyoncé and reference to Fredo Santana (2:15)
Florida governor Andrew Gillium with a reference to XXXTENTACION (2:25)
Lil Uzi Vert, Oprah Winfrey, Kehlani, and Tiffany Haddish (2:42)
Lil Yachty and Charlamagne (2:45)
Gucci Mane (2:49)
Dr Dre, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and JAY-Z (2:51)
Ball Brothers and Young Thug (2:58)
Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, and Lil Wayne (3:01)
Rae Sremmurd and J. Cole (3:03)
Janelle Monaé and SZA (3:11)
Chris Brown (3:29)
Outkast (Big Boi and Andre 3000) (3:39)
Whitney Houston (3:54)
Michael Jackson (4:04)
BTW, Back in July, Gambino dropped “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer” sans fanfare. Both were co-written and co-produced by Gambino and Ludwig Göransson, one of the rapper’s collaborators.
Also, surprisingly enough, Cardi B has been left out. Intentional?>