Childish Gambino’s new, funk-driven album, "Awaken, My Love!," is finally out. Even though we always knew it would be a major departure in style from his previous work, it’s still hard for many people to say they predicted a Maggot Brain-era P-Funk record coming from a rapper once known for Lil Wayne-style punch lines and tender, confessional lyrics.
What we have always known, though, is that Childish Gambino has always been more than just a rapper. Even from the early days, he’s been showing off a multitude of talents through his music, lacing his songs with skillful falsetto, interesting samples, and off-beat instrumentals. In light of the sharp departure of "Awaken, My Love!," Complex rounded up ten songs from his catalog that best display his departures from straight hip-hop.