As if this headline weren’t ridiculous enough, watch the footage of Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino acting…well, childish. This is all part of a performance meant to hype a crowd in Sydney, Australia and to live precisely in a moment. But, the actor-turned-rapper is often so caught up in his own internet self-awareness (i.e. titling last year’s proper debut Because The Internet) that it’s hard to believe this was all spontaneous. What does he stand to gain from name-dropping? Check the video after the jump.
It’s no secret that Childish Gambino and Chance The Rapper are more than friends…they are exceptional collaborators. Such is evident from the tracks “They Don’t Like Me” (from Gambino’s Royalty mixtape), “Favorite Song” (from Chance’s Acid Rap project), and the most recent “The Worst Guys” (from ‘Bino’s Because The Internet album). After revealing Chance’s ‘lost’ verse from “The Worst Guys,” at this weekend’s Governors Ball festival, ‘Bino took to Twitter to announce the pair’s plans to release a collaborative EP.
It’s all about comfortability as Donald Glover hits the diner in his video for “Sweatpants” off Because The Internet.
The Childish One got to the top spot on iTunes with his album Because The Internet. Surfing this buzz, here he is on Kimmel.
The video for the single from Donald Glover’s new project is here. Kiss to the sky!
It’s clear he’s the voice of someone’s generation. Childish Gambino’s stage presence here rouses the crowd, more than a lot of emcees can say.
He’s rapping. He’s interviewing. He’s commenting on post-modern art. His album debuts in a month. Expect a lot more.
Jhene Aiko releases the official visual for her “Bed Peace” collabo with Childish Gambino which will appear on Jhene’s upcoming Sail Out EP, which drops November 12.
Because The Internet, Childish Gambino’s upcoming album, seems like a nod to the minute-rice, 2 fast 2 furious commenting nature of the web today. The former television actor and comedian turned dedicated emcee is doing his best to ingratiate himself to the rap world, while accepting that it may never take to him (or his sense of hipster irony) as much as he might like. All the same, the work is there. Check out his interview with Power 105′s Breakfast Club after the jump.