Childish Gambino "3005" / "I'd Die Without You" (P.M. Dawn cover) (live on BBC)
Published Feb 05, 2014Though still fresh in the grand scheme of things, Childish Gambino breathed new life into his Because the Internet love jam "3005" by delivering a stripped-down and sensual run-through on a recent radio session.
Gambino's performance for BBC's 1Xtra Live Lounge had him swapping out the buzzy synth melody in favour of a more relaxed electric piano, and likewise toned down the beatsmithing to a simple snap supporting his fast-rapped bars and sung choruses. You can sample the subtle redo down below.
Also performed was a cover of '90s soft rap crew P.M. Dawn's "I'd Die Without You," also driven by some finger snaps and a rippling piano. You can likewise hear, as well as watch, Gambino lay down some acrobatic vocal work on the gentle cover in the players down below.
Take note, both songs seem to cut out before they end.
Is this how the songs will sound on the rapper's "The Deep Web" tour, which hits Toronto and Montreal next month? Canadian fans will just have to wait until March to find out.