This Is America
A commentary on the treatment of BIPOC people in the United States, “This Is America is performed by Donald Glover under his alter ego, Childish Gambino. Gambino performs the song alongside a joyful gospel choir in the video’s most famous sequence. Then, the track changes from an upbeat African-inspired melody to the sound of a gunshot, shifting the track into a dark metaphor for gun violence and white supremacy in the U.S. The music video went viral on YouTube hours after release, reaching the top of its trending page.