Childish Gambino Covers…P.M. Dawn? And It Sounds Really Good (Audio & Video)

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Sometimes Hip-Hop history can be a bit revisionist. While KRS-One, Just-Ice, and the rest of the Boogie Down Productions posse didn’t help P.M. Dawn’s cool-factor with the alleged stage-tossing, no one can deny that in the late ’80s and early ’90s, the Brothers Cordes had hits that in some ways, were very prototypical to what would rise to popularity with guys like Drake, Trey Songz, and others (including Childish Gambino) 20 years later.

One guy who gets the importance of P.M. Dawn is seemingly Childish Gambino. While Donald Glover strikes some as the type of artist (especially given his comedic background) to enjoy irony, one could also argue that he’s more of an individual than many in today’s Rap industry.

In any event, during a recent stop at the BBC, Gambino covered P.M. Dawn’s “I’d Die Without You,” their Top 3 1992 single from the gold-certified Gee Street Records LP, The Bliss Album…?. If you haven’t heard the original in a minute, Childish proves it’s timeless with a slowed-down, accented delivery. He also does a stripped down version of 3005. Check out both below.


Oh, and the video for I’d Die Without You came too:

Does P.M. Dawn deserve more props than they get, considering sales, impact, and style?

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