Childish Gambino - Bonfire
- This Asian dude, I stole his girl, and now he got ...:
Kogi beef is the term for Korean BBQ, but here Gambino is talking about the slang term “beef” as in an argument. Since the guy is Asian though it’s gotta be an Asian beef.
- Hangin’ in the islands, lookin’ for Earl like ...:
ToeJam & Earl is a Sega Genesis game where the two title characters were trapped on a floating island.
Also a reference to Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt who was stuck in a reform school in the Samoan Islands when this song dropped.
“Earl” is also slang for marijuana hash oil.
- Butcher and I know it, man, kill beef, go ham /:
Butchers kill cows and pigs to make beef and ham. Gambino butchers tracks and puts a brutal end to “beef” (as in arguments) by going crazy (“HAM”). According to Kanye West & Jay-Z, “HAM” stands for go Hard As a Motherfucker.
- Cause I’m a beast, bitch, Gir, Invader Zim /:
Beasts say “Grrr” and Gir is a character from animated series Invader Zim.
- Human Centipede:
The Human Centipede is a movie about a doctor who kidnaps three tourists and sews them together, mouth to a*shole.
- "Man, why does every black actor gotta rap ...:
Gambino compares himself to Drake, Omar Epps, Will Smith, Yasiin Bey, Khleo Thomas, Donald Faison, André 3000, Malcolm Barrett, Jermaine Hopkins and Daveed Diggs: all actors with rap careers (or rappers with acting careers). CG easily trumps them all.