YouTube
By Raisa Bruner
September 4, 2018

Way back in July, Childish Gambino — the musical stage name of Donald Glover — put out two songs, including the retro-feeling R&B groove “Feels Like Summer.” But it wasn’t until Labor Day weekend that the artist decided to draw particular attention to the track with the release of a star-studded accompanying music video.

Unlike the fiery lyrics and video for chart-topping song “This Is America,” which featured Gambino and a cast of characters dancing their way through scenes of violence and police brutality, “Feels Like Summer” is a more lighthearted affair on the surface: it’s all animated (with work by artist Justin Richburg) and sticks to a summertime vibe. But the celebrity cameos, from Michelle Obama to Kanye West to Beyoncé, still pack a punch. And the lyrics aren’t particular optimistic: “Oh, I know you know my pain,” Gambino sings. ” I’m hopin’ that this world will change / But it just seems the same.”

Here’s every celebrity that pops up in the cryptic cartoon video for “Feels Like Summer.”

Donald Glover as Childish Gambino, ambling down the street

YouTube

Rappers Lil Pump and Trippie Redd running across the street

YouTube

Rapper 21 Savage and producer Metro Boomin’ in a car

YouTube

Rapper Kodak Black in a house

YouTube

Rap trio Migos playing basketball

YouTube

Chance the Rapper and Jaden Smith in a cape with rapper Birdman at the grill

YouTube

Will Smith washing his car

YouTube

Rapper Azealia Banks appears sitting in a tree

YouTube

Rappers Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott playing with blocks

YouTube

Artists The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign and Frank Ocean playing a game with A$AP Rocky, Solange Knowles, and Willow Smith

YouTube
YouTube

Rapper Soulja Boy

YouTube

Rapper Future on bicycle, chased by Drake

YouTube

Kid Cudi, alone

YouTube

Kanye West in tears wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat; Michelle Obama giving him a hug

YouTube

Beyoncé wearing a t-shirt referencing Fredo Santana

YouTube

Tallahassee, Fl. mayor Andrew Gillum sitting on a park bench

YouTube

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert getting his hair done by Oprah Winfrey, and actress Zendaya getting hers braided by actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish

YouTube

Talk show host Charlamagne and Rapper Lil Yachty enjoying some popsicles

YouTube

Rapper Gucci Mane reclining while Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, P. Diddy, Wiz Khalifa & JAY-Z synchronized dance behind him

YouTube

Ball Brothers and Young Thug playing games on a porch

YouTube

Rapper 2 Chainz snapping a photo of fellow rappers Meek Mill, Pusha T & Lil Wayne

YouTube

Rap duo Rae Sremmurd shooting water guns with rapper J. Cole

YouTube

Artists Janelle Monáe and SZA on skateboards

Music video for 'Feels Like Summer' by Childish Gambino

Chris Brown crying

YouTube

Big Boi and Andre 3000 of Outkast with eyes closed

YouTube

Rihanna sitting cross-legged

YouTube

Whitney Houston with eyes closed

YouTube

A young Michael Jackson laughing

YouTube

Write to Raisa Bruner at raisa.bruner@time.com.

SPONSORED FINANCIAL CONTENT

You May Like

EDIT POST