Silver spoon coon, young buffoon, yeah, they know me well

from Childish Gambino – Pound Cake (Sway In The Morning Freestyle) Lyrics on Rap Genius


Although Childish himself isn’t exactly hood, he was raised there for a little bit of his life (mostly raised lower middle-class) and a lot of people think that because he talks “proper”, he’s not really a true black person thus coining him the name “silver spoon coon” referring to him being raised with money.

Young buffoon refers to his silly and comedic attitude he’s had up until now (which ironically plays very well into his comedy).

At the same time, Gambino is bringing to light all of the names that refer to him and validates them sarcastically (because people don’t know the real him).

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