I need to slow down, what the fuck is y’all sayin’
CG With Some 12-Year Macallan Scotch
Gambino’s “haters” (or “assumers”) jump down his throat because he’s dabbling in a bit of everything “too fast”. He graduated from a prestigious college, he’s an actor, a writer for tv shows, a lyricist/rapper, and a stand-up comedian. Jack-of-all-trades. He’s callin' his haters absurd for telling him he’s doing too much when he feels he’s setting an example and precedent for smart middle-class black kids who need a role model.
This line could also be directed at his supporters, friends, or those that worry about him. From his manager:
“For the past three months, I have not been calling him saying, ‘Take this job.’ I am usually calling him saying, ‘Don’t take this job—you need rest.’ I get worried because he doesn’t sleep enough. I tell him to slow down, and he says, ‘You know what, I’m 26, 27—I can do it now.’ ”
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Not Going Back” by Childish Gambino (Ft. Beldina Malaika) Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box