It's weird, you think that they'd be proud of 'em
But when you leave the hood they think that you look down on 'em

from Childish Gambino – Outside Lyrics on Rap Genius


This is the “Aye, there’s the rub” moment in every subsurban, black families' life. You and your family have gotten out of the old neighborhood and are doing well, but your success alienates you from the people you’ve known all your life. Or in Gambino’s case, people who’ve known his parents before he was even born.

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