Childish Gambino’s Illustrated “Feels Like Summer” Video Delivering So Much More Than Just Rapper Cameos

The Boondocks-style illustrated video also includes cartoon appearances from a number of musician here’s a list of the cameos

Childish Gambino appears as a cartoon version of himself in the new video for “Feels Like Summer.”

The Boondocks-style illustrated video also includes cartoon appearances from a number of musician here’s a list of the cameos

• Lil Pump and Trippie Redd (00:46)

• 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’ (00:48)

• Kodak Black (00:57)

• Migos (1:00)

• Chance the Rapper, Jaden Smith, and Birdman (1:20)

• Will Smith (1:25)

• Azealia Banks (1:28)

• Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott (1:29)

• The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, and Frank Ocean (1:35)

• A$AP Rocky, Solange, and Willow Smith (1:39)

• Soulja Boy (1:41)

• Drake and Future (1:46)

• Kid Cudi (1:59)

• Kanye West and Michelle Obama (2:06)

• Beyoncé and reference to Fredo Santana (2:15)

• Reference to XXXTENTACION (2:25)

• Lil Uzi Vert, Oprah Winfrey, Zendaya, and Tiffany Haddish (2:42)

• Lil Yachty and Charlamagne (2:45)

• Gucci Mane (2:49)

• Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Diddy, Wiz Khalifa and JAY-Z (2:51)

• Ball Brothers and Young Thug (2:58)

• Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, and Lil Wayne (3:01)

• Rae Sremmurd and J. Cole (3:03)

• Janelle Monaé and Tessa Thompson (3:11)

• Chris Brown (3:29)

• Outkast (3:39)

• Rihanna (3:47)

• Whitney Houston (3:54)

• Michael Jackson (4:04)


Breakdown of Possible references (Source: Reddit)


  • Trippie Red and Lil Pump running around like kids as they seem to be the kids of hip hop right now.

  • Metro and 21 smoking in the car because they collab a lot?

  • Kodak Black being on house arrest due to his recent release.

  • Migos playing basketball, Quavo was roasted on twitter for his basketball skills.

  • Will Smith washing his car like an old dude, probably a reference to his recent 50th birthday.

  • Azealia Banks chilling on a tree. cuz she is always tweeting and throwing shade. Thanks G.

  • Travis Scott overtaking Nikki Minaj on album sales/streams.

  • Not sure what the tug of war means. Label drama? Genre war? Actually, all of these are relatively successful artists and kind of made their own subgenres of hip hop. Maybe they’re playing this “summer game” because they’re fucking around.

  • Solja Boy telling a story of how his house got robbed.

  • Drake chasing after Future possibly for another collab but Future is doing his own thing? Not sure exactly or if recent events happened this summer between them. Or he is literally chasing after “his Future”.

  • Kids See Ghosts: Cudi seems depressed? Usual Cudi I guess. Kanye MAGA fiasco. Michelle embracing him as a brother still.

  • Beyonce with rip Fredo Santana shirt. Not sure what the link is between the two, anybody know? Possibly a shout out?

  • I’m not sure if that’s Obama but the ice cream melting that looks like XXXtentacion’s hair, maybe a reference to that.

  • Uzi getting his hair braided, probably a reference to how some perceive him as feminine. the girl sticking her tongue out is actually Zendaya.

  • Charlamagne and Yachty. They seem like their chillin, so I’m assuming it’s a reference to their success?

  • Gucci Mane chilling and old hiphop heads here are rich and living it up.

  • The Ball brothers and Young Thug chillin again.

  • 2 chainz taking a pic, Lil Wayne is posing like he wanted a picture with them (Pusha T & Meek Mill) , two rappers who had beef with his protoge Drake.

  • J. Cole getting soaked by Rae Sremmurd and then his hosing them back. J. Cole has “advised” younger rappers recently, especially Lil Pump.

  • Janelle Monae and Tesse Thompson. There’s rumors that they’re dating.

  • Chris Brown crying, Maybe we all have an opinion why’s that.

  • Throwback to artists Gambino thinks of when he thinks of summer hits? Outkast, Rihanna, Whitney Houston, MJ.


Video kind of seems like he’s taking one last stroll through the rap scene and reminiscing about everything that’s been happening before he goes home and puts it all behind him.

Check out the video below: