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  • Cover of I'm Different: Hip-Hop's Best Concept Albums
    It's no secret that hip-hop can stretch itself a bit thin as far as creativity is concerned. If artists were taxed every time they mentioned dollars, they'd all be broke. Fortunately, amongst the clones, several voices stand out from the crowd.
  • Cover of Donald Glover Lands A Role In Ridley Scott's "The Martian"
    This year's already brought two bits of great news for fans of Donald Glover (or Childish Gambino)'s acting talents.
  • Cover of Samples of The Week: October 9
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Review: Childish Gambino's "STN MTN / Kauai EP"
    The evolutions of Donald Glover and Childish Gambino appeared mutually exclusive until recently, with the masses not completely sold on either.
  • Cover of Reddit Uncovers Childish Gambino's "3005 (Beach Picnic Version)" Secret Track
    Leave it to Childish Gambino to rely on those itchy keyboardists at Reddit to uncover a secret track from his recent Kauai EP. Fans of EP, which is now streaming on Spotify, may have found themselves scratching their head at the almost all-instrumental remix of "3005" found at the project's tail end.
  • Cover of Stream Childish Gambino's "KAUAI" EP In Its Entirety
    Childish Gambino's first Gangsta Grillz mixtape, STN MTN made a lot of noise when it dropped last week, but its companion piece, KAUAI had a considerably quieter release.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Puts EP With Chance The Rapper On Hold, Explains "STN MTN/KAUAI" [Update: Tape Drops]
    Childish Gambino surprised us when he announced he was working on a new mixtape, referencing his native Stone Mountain in the ATL, STN MTN/KAUAI.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Joins Cast Of "Magic Mike XXL"
    Calling all of Childish Gambino's female fans -- you may soon get the chance to see your boy play a stripper in a movie. Though his exact role has not been confirmed, Donald Glover has joined the cast of "Magic Mike XXL," a sequel to 2012's "Magic Mike," which starred Channing Tatum as a male stripper.
  • Cover of OutKast Announce Homecoming Show In Atlanta [Update: Full Line-Up Revealed]
    OutKast have been travelling across the map for their reunion tour these past few months. They've put on successful shows at Coachella, Governors Ball and many more, with dates still to come. Today they've announced the final date in their reunion tour, which appropriately enough wraps up in their native Atlanta.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Says "STN MTN / KAUAI" Is "The First Concept Mixtape Ever"
    Childish Gambino isn't afraid to get conceptual. The actor turnt rapper had an insanely elaborate rollout for his sophomore album, because the internet, which hit its peak with the release of a full accompanying screenplay.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Says "Rap Is Done" In Hot 97 Interview
    Childish Gambino doesn't always open up in interviews, he usually lets people know how he truly feels through his music, poems, or Twitter rants.
  • Cover of Jhene Aiko On Drake & Childish Gambino: “Loving People Is Different Than Being In Love With Them”
    Jhene Aiko's long-awaited debut album, Souled Out is dropping next week, and the free spirited singer has gained a considerable amount of hype around the release.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Announces New Mixtape "STN MTN / KAUAI"
    While we patiently await for the long overdue joint project with Chance The Rapper, it appears that Childish Gambino is getting ready to do his own thing and drop off a new DJ Drama and Gangsta Grillz-hosted mixtape titled STN MTN / KAUAI.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino To Voice Spider-Man In New Animated Series
    Even though his longtime run with NBC’s "Community" show has come to end, that isn't stopping Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, from hitting the small screen this season.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 15)
    This hasn't been a great week in America. Beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away under particularly tragic circumstances at the age of 63. Plus, we saw a blatant violation of the first amendment at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed African-American male Mike Brown was slain by cops.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Goes On Twitter Rant, Tweets "I Wanna Be A White Rapper"
    Early this morning, Childish Gambino embarked upon one of the biggest Twitter rants of the year. He called his lengthy spiel a "poem," and it seems to have stemmed from someone jokingly calling him a white rapper, but in it, he touches on recent issues of race in and outside of the hip-hop world.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Calls Out Drake, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q In Sydney Freestyle
    Childish Gambino has never been one for fighting words, but apparently something was in the air this weekend in Australia. The California-born rapper performed at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Sunday night (July 27th) and left attendees with a show worth remembering.
  • Cover of Ariana Grande Shares "My Everything" Tracklist, Features From A$AP Ferg, The Weeknd & More
    Ariana Grande released the solid debut album Yours Truly last summer, and she's about to shut shit down again this August with her follow up My Everything.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Unveils Joint EP With Chance The Rapper
    After seeing Chance The Rapper's name on "The Worst Guys", from Childish Gambino's because the internet, it was assumed that the Chicago rapper would be dropping a verse. Unfortunately, all we got was a hook, but just today, Chance debuted his unreleased 16 from the track live at the Governor's Ball.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: June 5
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Talks About His Collaboration With Riff Raff On "Neon Icon"
    Childish Gambino blessed Hot 97's Summer Jam Festival stage this past weekend, and following his set he spoke to our host Ashlee Ray about his performance inside the Beats By Dre press tent, his collaboration with Riff Raff which lives on Neon Icon, being independent and more.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Discusses His Next Label Move
    Childish Gambino has shown frustration with his label recently, at one point taking to Twitter and calling for Def Jam and Atlantic to sign him. Now a month later, Childish is weighing his options, trying to decide whether he'll take the major label route or not.
  • Cover of RiFF RAFF Reveals "NEON iCON" Tracklist
    RiFF RAFF's debut album has suffered its share of delays, but it appears that the album will finally see release this June. The official tracklist for the effort has now been revealed, which means we likely won't be seeing any more pushbacks.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Invites Labels To Buy Him Out Of His Contract On Twitter
    Childish Gambino's album because the internet had some impressive first week sales, and while his ambitious and conceptual rollout for the album seemed to be quite successful, he's apparently having trouble getting his label on the same page.
  • Cover of Lollapalooza Announces Line-Up, Eminem & OutKast To Headline
    Last week it was rumored that Eminem would be the Lollapalooza headliner. The annual Chicago festival has officially announced their line-up today, and lo and behold, Eminem is a headliner, alongside, unsurprisingly, OutKast.
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