They only see you how they wanna see you
'Til you make them see you in some other way

from Childish Gambino – Hold You Down Lyrics on Rap Genius


Echoes a quote from one of Gambino’s comedic heroes, Chris Rock during his interview on [Inside the Actor’s Studio]. It goes something like

As an artist, people think this of you. How do you change perception? How do you stir it up?….Do something real that’s grounded in reality and not grounded in comedy"

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