Childish Gambino is known for using the Internet in unconventional ways. He rose form being an actor and comedian to a well-known rapper largely thanks to a few well-recieved mixtapes, but from there it gets pretty experimental. Last year he dropped a film that played in a continuous loop on Ustream months before releasing his second studio album, "Because the Internet." In an interview, he said that motivation for the album came from the fact that "now that we have the internet it’s easier to [communicate] than ever before, but it’s also leaving us really lost and afraid."
So last Friday, when Gambino released a new project called "STN MTN/Kauai" without any real warning, fans were thrilled.
The first half of the project is a free mixtape named after his hometown in Georgia. The second part is available on iTunes. But he also left it up to fans to find a secret track, a remix of his song "3005."
kauai is out on itunes and spotify and it leaked and yeah. the 3005 remix should help with the secret track
— childish gambino (@donaldglover) October 4, 2014
The version of the song on "STN MTN/Kauai" was largely instrumental, but fans later learned that the vocals were hidden in Gambino’s becausetheinter.net original screenplay, buried within the coding on the page. Long story short, one Reddit user did the work of untangling the mystery. Here’s the finished product: