This one’s kind of a gimmie.
Childish Gambino, actor Donald Glover’s musical alter-ego, has released an animated music video for “Feels Like Summer,” one of the two
summery songs of the summer in his , and it is packed to the brim with cameos from the biggest names in hip-hop. Or whatever you call a cameo when it’s actually just animated versions of the biggest names in hip-hop, presumably made without the participation of the biggest names in hip-hop. Here’s the video, which does a great job of conveying the feeling of a hot, humid summer day: Summer Pack
And here are all 62 cameos, with their real-life, non-animated counterparts named in the captions, as best as we could ID them.
Lil Pump. RCA
Trippie Redd. RCA
Metro Boomin and 21 Savage. RCA
Kodak Black, possibly on house arrest. RCA
Takeoff and Quavo from Migos. RCA
Offset, from Migos. RCA
Chance the Rapper laughs at Jaden Smith, who is wearing what seems to be a combination of his patched jeans and a Captain Underpantsed version of his all-white Batman costume. (While Eminem also had a superhero costume phase, the jeans clinch it.) RCA
wearing sandals and socks while washing his car. RCA
Azealia Banks, sitting in a tree over Will Smith’s car. RCA
Nicki Minaj builds a house of blocks; Travis Scott prepares to knock it over. RCA
The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, and Frank Ocean. RCA
Solange, and Willow Smith. RCA
Soulja Boy, complete with his
music note tattoo. RCA
Soulja Boy with (once again) Lil Pump and Trippie Redd.
Future, stealing Drake’s bike.
Drake, out of breath after failing to catch Future.
This is almost certainly a sad Kid Cudi, especially since he is followed by one of his closest collaborators …
An equally sad Kanye West,
complete with MAGA hat, gets comforted by Michelle Obama. RCA
Some sites have suggested that this is Andrew Gillum, the progressive Democratic nominee for governor of Florida, beside a memorial for Florida’s XXXTentación, the troubled rapper who sported hair the same two colors as this ice cream. Others have suggested it’s OJ Simpson, which might fit with the theme of the figures pictured against the black background being dead, “cancelled,” retired, or a combination of two or more of the above. (The Simpson trial did also feature a debate about melting ice cream, but sometimes a cup of melting ice cream is just a cup of melting ice cream.) RCA
On the left, Oprah braids the hair of Lil Uzi Vert, complete with
necklace, nose piercings, and red braids). On the right, a woman who appears to be Tiffany Haddish (note the beauty mark) braids the hair of a woman who has been identified alternately as actress Zendaya and singer-songwriter Kehlani. Since she sports no paper-airplane face tattoo, our best guess is Zendaya. Update: Slate web designer Derreck Johnson suggests that a better explanation would be that she is rapper and human meme Danielle Bregoli, aka Bhad Bhabie. That would explain the tank top, not to mention Uzi’s side-eye . RCA
Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God, left, squashes his beef with Lil Yachty, right. RCA
Gucci Mane, complete with his
tattoo of ice cream cone on his right cheek ( brrr). RCA
From left, Dr. Dre, Puffy, and Snoop Dogg, and then at the end Jay-Z, doing a synchronized dance routine. The fourth guy from the left has most often been identified as Wiz Khalifa, perhaps because of his
oversized belt, Converse, and, of course, cool pants. RCA
Young Thug, looking characteristically stylish in fur and an ankh. The three on the right are
basketball phenoms the Ball Brothers. RCA
A man who appears to be 2 Chainz (he’s seen only from the back) snaps a photo of
Meek Mill (left), Pusha T (right, in his flames shirt), and Lil Wayne (bottom). RCA
J. Cole prepares to turn his water hose on rapper duo Rae Sremmurd (that’s Swae Lee with the braids and Slim Jxmmi in his signature red ski goggles).
here she is in that exact outfit) and Janelle Monáe (looking typically dapper) ride skateboards. RCA
Chris Brown. RCA
Outkast’s André 3000 and, behind him, Big Boi, as pictured on
the cover of . Stankonia RCA
A better shot of Big Boi.
sporting an item from her own fashion line. RCA
Whitney Houston. RCA
young Michael Jackson. RCA