Jordan Peele Explains Why Childish Gambino "Redbone" Was Perfect For "Exit"
EXCLUSIVE: With rave reviews, Jordan Peele's horror thriller Exit is the film to beat for the year 2017. Watch as he explains the why of Childish Gambino's hit single "Redbone" was the ideal opener for film fans to "stay woke."
Beverly Hills, CA – The buzz of Jordan Peele's directorial debut psychological thriller film, Exit, is in a rare and unprecedented high before its launch tomorrow, February 24.
The film, recently obtained a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and has attracted the interest of staples in the Hip Hop community, such as the Possibility that The Rapper, Snoop Dogg, Thurz, Lil Yachty and more.
Peele, 38, is quite the rap fan himself (as evidenced from the countless parodies of his acclaimed Comedy Central show, Key & Peele) and Exit actually opens with the music of the game's hottest alternative act, Childish Gambino.
HipHopDX caught up with Peele during their Leave curd in Beverly Hills, and only got the details about why "Redbone" was one of the chosen to complement the opening credits. The record showed a departure from Gambino's off-kilter rap style.
"Well, first of all, I love the 'Stay Woke' [lyric] — that is what this film is about," explains to HipHopDX Editor-in-Chief, Trent Clark. "I wanted to make sure that this movie satisfied the black of the horror movie audience the need for characters to be smart and do things that intelligent and observant people would do."
Daniel Kaluuya stars opposite Allison Williams as Chris Washington and Peele went on to explain how they fit the bill for common sense, the approach that I wanted her to have. Comedian Lil Rel Howery is also featured, some might say, as the voice of reason.
But, what was Donald Glover reaction when hearing his alter-ego of the song in the movie? Nothing but positive of course.
"I'm a big Childish Gambino fan, a big fan of Donald and I were there to see the movie," Peele spurting. "I put the song and there was a little bit like looking into it. And she loved it. I felt very honored by your reaction."
The "disturbing" record also broke the Top 10 of HipHopDX's Top 25 R&B Songs of 2016.
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