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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: ''Clapping For the Wrong Reasons'', the short film that functioned as a prelude to ''because the internet'', derives its title and at least some of its thematic base from this ''Literature/CatcherInTheRye'' quote.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: ''Clapping For the Wrong Reasons'', the short film that functioned as a prelude to ''because the internet'', derives its title and at least some of its thematic base from this ''Literature/CatcherInTheRye'' ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' quote.



** "L.E.S." is the opposite. Lyrically, it's an offbeat love song to a [[TheHipster hipster]] girl with only a few lines in the verses indicating anything more serious or depressing (though the bridge makes it more obvious), but the melancholy (and, in the choruses, ominous) instrumental part changes the tone of the song completely.

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** "L.E.S." is the opposite. Lyrically, it's an offbeat love song to a [[TheHipster hipster]] {{Hipster}} girl with only a few lines in the verses indicating anything more serious or depressing (though the bridge makes it more obvious), but the melancholy (and, in the choruses, ominous) instrumental part changes the tone of the song completely.



** His short film ''Clapping for the Wrong Reasons'' is named in part after a quote from ''Literature/CatcherInTheRye'' ("People always clap for the wrong things").

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** His short film ''Clapping for the Wrong Reasons'' is named in part after a quote from ''Literature/CatcherInTheRye'' ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' ("People always clap for the wrong things").


* EverythingExceptMostThings: From "Be Alone": "I don't fuck with fake bitches, except for when I fuck with fake bitches."



* OverwhelmingException: From "Be Alone": "I don't fuck with fake bitches, except for when I fuck with fake bitches."


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: All of Bino's early work focused on {{Boastful Rap}}s with plenty of {{Narm}} and {{Painful Rhyme}}s. It wasn't until 2011's ''Camp'' that Gambino [[GrowingTheBeard began finding his voice as a rapper]]. As of 2013's ''because the internet'', he's got a firm grip on it.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: All of Bino's early work focused on {{Boastful Rap}}s with plenty of {{Narm}} and {{Painful Rhyme}}s.{{Narm}}. It wasn't until 2011's ''Camp'' that Gambino [[GrowingTheBeard began finding his voice as a rapper]]. As of 2013's ''because the internet'', he's got a firm grip on it.


* ''Film/{{The Lion King|2019}}'' (2019) as Simba (voice)

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* ''Film/{{The ''WesternAnimation/{{The Lion King|2019}}'' (2019) as Simba (voice)


In October 2016, he was announced to play a young Lando Calrissian in the ''Film/{{Solo}}'' spinoff of ''Franchise/StarWars'', which released in May 2018. In February 2017, he was cast as Simba in an upcoming remake of ''[[Film/TheLionKing2019 The Lion King]]''.

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In October 2016, he was announced to play a young Lando Calrissian in the ''Film/{{Solo}}'' spinoff of ''Franchise/StarWars'', which released in May 2018. In February 2017, he was cast as Simba in an upcoming remake of ''[[Film/TheLionKing2019 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLionKing2019 The Lion King]]''.


** "That Power", the closing track on ''Camp'', depicts a young Donald returning to his city life...which is exactly where the album opener "Outside" begins.
** The short film ''Clapping For the Wrong Reasons'' begins and ends with it being morning and someone knocking on Gambino's window, waking him up.



** The "Sober" video begins and ends with Bino sitting at a takeout restaurant in the exact same manner. A nearby clock is shown displaying 9:30 at the start and end as well, which helps the viewer realize that [[spoiler:the entire video was [[AllJustADream an imagination that Gambino had]]]].
** "That Power", the closing track on ''Camp'', depicts a young Donald returning to his city life...which is exactly where the album opener "Outside" begins.
** The first song on the ''STN MTN'' mixtape starts with the line "I had a dream I ran Atlanta", and the last song ends with "And then I woke up."
** The short film ''Clapping for All the Wrong Reasons'' begins and ends with it being morning and someone knocking on Gambino's window, waking him up.

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** The "Sober" video begins and ends with Bino sitting at a takeout restaurant in the exact same manner. A nearby clock is shown displaying 9:30 at the start and end as well, which helps the viewer realize that [[spoiler:the entire video was [[AllJustADream an imagination that Gambino had]]]].
** "That Power", the closing track on ''Camp'', depicts a young Donald returning to his city life...which is exactly where the album opener "Outside" begins.
** The first song on the ''STN MTN'' mixtape starts with the line "I had a dream I ran Atlanta", and the last song ends with "And then I woke up."
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** The short film ''Clapping for All the Wrong Reasons'' "Sober" video begins and ends with it being morning Bino sitting at a takeout restaurant in the exact same manner. A nearby clock is shown displaying 9:30 at the start and someone knocking on Gambino's window, waking him up.end as well, which helps the viewer realize that [[spoiler:the entire video was [[AllJustADream an imagination that Gambino had]]]].



Birds were made for singing, wakin' up to no sound \\

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Birds were made for singing, wakin' up to no sound \\sound\\



* LikeIsLikeAComma: In his stand-up.

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* %%* LikeIsLikeAComma: In his stand-up.stand-up.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: ''Clapping For the Wrong Reasons'', the short film that functioned as a prelude to ''because the internet'', derives its title and at least some of its thematic base from this ''Literature/CatcherInTheRye'' quote.
-->"I swear to God, if I were a piano player or an actor or something and all those dopes thought I was terrific, I'd hate it. I wouldn't even want them to clap for me. People always clap for the wrong things."



* LyricalDissonance: "Heartbeat," which has alternately soothing and energetic instrumentation but is lyrically an example of TheMasochismTango.

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* LyricalDissonance: LyricalDissonance:
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"Heartbeat," which has alternately soothing and energetic instrumentation but is lyrically an example of TheMasochismTango.



* LyricsVideoMismatch: Really, all of his videos so far (with the exception of "L.E.S." and "3005"):
** "Bonfire" is a BoastfulRap [[SingleStanzaSong consisting of one long seemingly-freestyled verse]]; the video is a ghost story.

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* LyricsVideoMismatch: Really, all of his videos so far (with ** "Feels Like Summer" is a groovy R&B jam about [[GreenAesop the exception multitude of "L.E.S." problems slowly destroying the Earth]], including overpopulation, climate change, pollution, and "3005"):
deforestation.
* LyricsVideoMismatch:
** "Bonfire" is a BoastfulRap [[SingleStanzaSong consisting of one long seemingly-freestyled verse]]; BoastfulRap; the video is a ghost story.



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[[caption-width-right:300:''Don't be mad 'cause I'm doin' me better than you doin' you.'']]


* BlackAndNerdy: He was bullied for it as a kid, too. In his comedy special, he says that it wasn't cool to be a black nerd until 2003.

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* BlackAndNerdy: He was bullied for it as a kid, too. In his comedy special, he says that it wasn't cool to be a black nerd until 2003.


* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' (2017) as Aaron Davis / "Prowler"

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* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' (2017) as [[ComicBook/ProwlerMarvelComics Aaron Davis / "Prowler""Prowler"]]

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In May 2018 Gambino scored his first Top Ten hit with the single "Music/ThisIsAmerica", notable for its [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory symbolism-heavy]] MusicVideo and blistering satire of modern attitudes to racism and gun violence.

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* AnimatedMusicVideo: The video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1B9Fk_SgI0 "Feels Like Summer"]], which features animated versions of current rappers and celebrities.

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* GreenAesop: A major theme in "Feels Like Summer", especially this portion:
--> Every day gets hotter than the one before \\
Running out of water, it's about to go down \\
Go down \\
Air that kill the bees that we depend upon \\
Birds were made for singing, wakin' up to no sound \\
No sound

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** Both songs in the ''Summer Pack'', unsurprisingly, mention the summer extensively.

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* ''Summer Pack''

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** [[UpToEleven More than]] ''[[UpToEleven 50]]'' other prominent rappers and/or singers appear briefly in the animated video for "Feels Like Summer".

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