Community’s Donald Glover, Hip-Hop Legend!

community_s1_donald_glover_003_FULLNews about Community returning for a fifth season has got the shows die-hard fans in a pretty good mood. I should know, I’m one of them! But some of the details about what will taking place are a little less enthusing. For example, news that the show was coming back was followed by Dan Harmonn – the show’s forerunner – claiming that he’d be coming back to produce the fifth next season after dropping off for the fourth.

But on the darker side, regular cast member Donald Glover, who plays the hilarious Troy Barnes, said he’d be only appearing in five of the the thirteen episodes the show is slated for. This might have something to do with his commitment to his standup or his hip hop band that goes by the name of “Childish Gambino”, which recently released such hits as the offbeat “Centipede.”

But for me, Glover’s best musical contributions occurred on the show, when he and Abed (Danny Pudi) would produce their own hip hop anthems. This included their tribute to Spanish 101, Anthropology 101 (featuring Betty White), and their Christmas rap mashup. Check em out below!

“La Biblioteca” Rap:


Anthropology Rap:


Jevoha’s Witness Rap:


Source: Wired.com

Alphabet Aerobics

Here’s a little musical inspiration for all those people returning to work in the New Year. For educators, it’s especially inspired, and may be making its way into the high school poetry curriculum in the near future (if I have anything to say about it)! Released by hip hop artist Blackalicious back in 2008. Can’t believe I didn’t now about it until last week!