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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

REDBONE: The Meaning Of Redbone by Childish Gambino


“Redbone” is a single by American recording artist Childish Gambino. It was released on November 17, 2016, and serves as the second single from his third studio album “Awaken, My Love!”.


“Redbone” is about paranoia and infidelity in a relationship. The track was first revealed at Gambino’s Pharos concert experience, but officially premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record. The DJ described it as “oozing with soul.”

The instrumentation, led by a plodding slap bass line, leaves a ton of open space for the swaggering, syncopated percussion and twinkling glockenspiel that evoke the track’s distinct throwback feel.

For the meaning of Redbone, let’s check out what the word “REDBONE” really mean and it’s definition, as Uzomedia will guide you to the pass!!!

Redbone meaning by Urban Dictionary

1. Light skinned female/male mixed with black and another race. “she doesn’t look full black, she must be a redbone”

2. A fine, thick light skinned girl. “imma get me some red bones 2nite.”

3. Okay this is the real, real deal folks.
Redbone, the correct terminology, is a black person who has red undertones in their hair and skin. Usually light or light caramel but not always. They just have reddish hair and skin.

BUT!!! It’s NOW used to describe a particular look that occurs in African Americans. Each culture has their own term for this look. In Cuba its: ‘Haba’ or ‘mulatto’. Usually light light complexion.

However, The term TODAY, is used in Black culture for any light, super high yellow girl/woman, mulatto looking woman who is Black(Not Latina, etc).

If she is mixed, but still looks traditionally black and mixed w/white (Not the Asian and Black look)she may still be called redbone, but its used to describe a Black Woman(who can HAVE 2 black parents) who happens to be extremely light.

You can call a guy “redbone” too but its been used so much to describe light skinned women that it wouldn’t be used quite right in everyday vernacular, although technically you’d be right.Nowadays it has too many sexual overtones for light light women.

Term is used heavily in the south.

I am considered a “redbone” and I get called this all the time simply because I am a woman, and Black, but lighter than most Black people in America.

A light skinned girl walks by: Hey Red (short for redbone) come here.

She’s the redbone standing next to Tameka.

I like redbone girls.

Redbone girls r too yellow for me, I need sum colour!

She redbone too withg the long hair!

She fine as hell!

I dont really like redbone girls, theyre not my style.

Redbone girls act saddity

#light skinned #red #redbone
#yellow #high yellow #ellowbone

4. A specific brown-to-reddish skinned people of Louisiana with dark eyes and straight, frizzy or curly hair. They are often thought of as a tri-racial people of Native American, African and some form of Eastern or Western European heritage. Redbones are not neccesarily Creole or Cajun–they traditionally speak English.

The redbone lived in the Louisiana bayou his whole life.

5. A female or male of African American descent who is light skinned with red undertones.

Beyonce, Halle Berry, Ciara, and Sanaa Lathan are redbones.

#redbone #redbones #beyonce
#halle berry #sanaa lathan #ciara

6. A black person with light skin “that nigga is so light he must be a pure redbone”

7. Redbone is a person with red undertones in their skin. A person who is a yellow bone has yellow undertones in their skin. If you look closely at their skin you can see the differences.

A redbone can be a light-skinned african american or a person of mixed races meaning they have African American in them…mixed with other’s ethnic races!

Redbone Example: Rachel True (Actress:Mona from Half and Half)

Yellow Bone Example: Faith Evans (R&B Singer)
#redbone #skin undertones #mixed races #african american #yellow bone.

Let’s take a look at the lyrics of Redbone by Childish Gambino below…

“Redbone” lyrics

Daylight, I wake up feeling like you won’t
play right
I usually know but now, that shit don’t
feel right
It made me put away my pride
So long, you made a nigga wait for some,
so long
You make it hoverboard like that, but no
I’m wishing I could make this mine, oh
If you want it, yeah
You can have it, oh, oh, oh
If you need it, ooh
We can make it, oh
If you want it
You can have it
But stay woke
Niggas creepin’
They gon’ find you
Gon’ catch you sleepin’
Ooh, now stay woke
Niggas creepin’
Now don’t you close your eyes
Too late
You wanna make it right, but now it’s too
My peanut butter chocolate cake with
I’m trying not to waste my time
If you want it, oh
You can have it, you can have it
If you need it
You better believe in something
We can make it
If you want it
You can have it, aah!
But stay woke
Niggas creepin’
They gon’ find you
Gon’ catch you sleepin’
Put your hands up on me
Now stay woke
Niggas creepin’
Now don’t you close your eyes
But stay woke, ooh
Niggas creepin’
They gon’ find you
Gon’ catch you sleepin’
Ooh, now stay woke
Niggas creepin’
Now don’t you close your eyes
Baby get so scandalous, oh
How’d it get so scandalous?
Oh, oh
Baby you
How’d it get…
How’d it get so scandalous?
Ooh we get so scandalous
But stay woke
But stay woke

Vía Uzomedia

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