In a shocking event, a local uni student has broken the world record for describing rapper Childish Gambino as ‘woke af’ for the 76th time this week, beating the valiant efforts of Pedestrian.tv and Buzzfeed.
“Wow! I might start getting into Atlanta now I reckon,” exclaimed Gus Roberts (22) to nobody in particular.
“This is Bino’s best work by far 🔥🔥🔥,” he commented for the third time this week on a Pitchfork article.
“I wonder what J Cole thinks of this,” he thinks, constantly.
Like many music listeners the world over, the vaguely political 22-year old Commerce/Arts student and occasional hip hop fan enjoyed Childish Gambino’s new track and associated music video unveiled last week, ‘This is America.’ But Roberts isn’t just your casual fan. In fact, the young man has made it his mission to praise the rapper/actor/writer/singer-songwriter as ‘woke’ at every possible turn.
A reliable source, who wished to remain anonymous, claims the Commerce/Arts student has visited the song’s Rap Genius page a startling fourteen times in the past two days alone, coming close to his personal best of 16 visits to J Cole’s 2014 hit “Wet Dreamz” – a track that has prompted many fire emojis from Roberts in various group chats over the years.
Guinness representative Ross McWhirter says the previous record of 16 was surpassed some time on Tuesday of last week, when Roberts made the incredible call to compare the end of the music video to the 2017 Jordan Peele horror film Get Out, before describing both the film and Glover’s allusion to it as ‘woke af.’ While he is yet to see the film, Roberts responded to this criticism with a jab at the streaming service Netflix, whom he labelled a “bunch of cheap dogs”. Roberts is yet to purchase a Netflix subscription.
The tireless fan says he is excited at the prospect of more music from Gambino, and also took the chance to decry critics of J. Cole’s new album KOD.
In our brief interview with Roberts, he made some intriguing comments. Most of all, toward the end of our interview, he gently sighed and whispered ‘…I don’t know, guys. I just get race. Maybe I’m 1/16th black or something!’
The Obiter will continue to monitor the story.