All the things that we thought we were losing
I’m a ghost and you know this
That’s why we broke up in the first place
This absolute banger was released in 2011, back when the rapper Childish Gambino was just Donald Glover’s side project, before he evolved into pound for pound the most talented guy in entertainment. Think about it, he can legitimately rap, he can crush a stand up set, he was a writer for shows like 30 Rock, and he won a Lead Actor Emmy on a show that he created and writes for in Atlanta. Save some shine for the rest of us, man.
“Heartbeat” was on Gambino’s 2011 debut album Camp, which is an excellent collection of catchy songs, serious raps, but also delving into some introspective insecurities from the then 28-year-old. The other single from this album “Bonfire” was another heater that was even featured in an Adidas commercial with RGIII, back when he was coming off a Heisman and was the next “it” guy. Gambino went on to release the even better Because the Internet in 2013, which we’ve featured before with tracks like “Sweatpants.” Gambino dropped an album earlier this year called 3.15.20, as well as his more crooning, funk style album Awaken My Love back in 2016, which will probably be best remembered for providing the chilling intro to “Get Out” with his “Redbone” track.