Childish Gambino News

  • Childish Gambino's Most Unexpected Career Moves
    Childish Gambino's Most Unexpected Career Moves
    Feb 25, 2015 at 02:45 PM
    Yesterday, we learned that Donald Glover might not be calling himself Childish Gambino for much longer. As that's the only rap name we know him by, this came as a bit of a shock, but it's far from the first surprising move of his career. Ever the unconventional MC, Gambino is always throwing people for a loop, whether due to unexpected collaborations, attention-getting soundbites from interviews or highly opinionated tweets.
  • Donald Glover May Stop Using Childish Gambino Moniker
    Donald Glover May Stop Using Childish Gambino Moniker
    Feb 24, 2015 at 02:51 PM
    Donald Glover, known to the rap world as Childish Gambino, is currently promoting a new film he's in ("The Lazarus Effect") and sat down with The Today Show this morning to discuss it. After talking about the movie, Gambino spoke briefly on his rap career and what the current status of it is. 
  • Logic Gives His Opinion On Online Activism
    Logic Gives His Opinion On Online Activism
    Jan 2, 2015 at 12:21 PM
    In an age when rappers seem more focused than ever on the prevailing trends, sounds and news stories of the day, Logic goes against the grain. For starters, his music is intensely personal, focusing almost solely on his daily struggles and come-up, and largely not relying on collaborators to elevate his status. This carries through to his online presence; Logic's Twitter and Facebook pages rarely contain rants or fiercely opinionated posts.
  • Donald Glover To Create TV Pilot About Atlanta Rap Scene
    Donald Glover To Create TV Pilot About Atlanta Rap Scene
    Dec 13, 2014 at 09:21 AM
    Earlier this year, Childish Gambino surprised many people by stepping outside of his usual lane to pay tribute to his Atlanta heritage (namely DJ Drama's scene-defining "Gangsa Grillz" tapes) with the mixtape STN MTN. Now, the rapper/actor will be further repping his hometown by executive producing and starring in the pilot of a TV show called "Atlanta," which centers on the city's hip-hop scene. The network FX has just ordered a pilot.
  • I'm Different: Hip-Hop's Best Concept Albums
    I'm Different: Hip-Hop's Best Concept Albums
    Oct 18, 2014 at 01:57 PM
    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. The following post is dedicated to the emcees who went above-and-beyond to give the listener a complete album, not just a collection of singles designed for easy radio play. These are hip-hop's greatest concept albums. Did we miss anything noteworthy? Let us know in the comments section.
  • Donald Glover Lands A Role In Ridley Scott's "The Martian"
    Donald Glover Lands A Role In Ridley Scott's "The Martian"
    Oct 10, 2014 at 07:47 PM
    This year's already brought two bits of great news for fans of Donald Glover (or Childish Gambino)'s acting talents.
  • Samples of The Week: October 9
    Samples of The Week: October 9
    Oct 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM
    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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This week, see who Childish Gambino, A$AP Rocky and Cozz & J. Cole sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
  • Review: Childish Gambino's "STN MTN / Kauai EP"
    Review: Childish Gambino's "STN MTN / Kauai EP"
    Oct 9, 2014 at 03:52 AM
    The evolutions of Donald Glover and Childish Gambino appeared mutually exclusive until recently, with the masses not completely sold on either. Glover was either "that guy from that show,” or “Troy!!!!” The Gambino character was viewed as a playful, non-threatening side project, by fans of Glover’s work, and other rappers.
  • Reddit Uncovers Childish Gambino's "3005 (Beach Picnic Version)" Secret Track
    Reddit Uncovers Childish Gambino's "3005 (Beach Picnic Version)" Secret Track
    Oct 6, 2014 at 01:11 AM
    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.
  • Stream Childish Gambino's "KAUAI" EP In Its Entirety
    Stream Childish Gambino's "KAUAI" EP In Its Entirety
    Oct 4, 2014 at 05:37 PM
    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. The EP slipped onto iTunes and Spotify last night, and can now be streamed for free.On a quick skim through, it seems this project houses Gambino's more melodic side, starting with the previously released "Sober", and continuing on to some more bright R&B pop jams. As promised, everyone's favorite Twitter philosopher, Jaden Smith makes a couple appearances.
  • Childish Gambino Puts EP With Chance The Rapper On Hold, Explains "STN MTN/KAUAI" [Update: Tape Drops]
    Childish Gambino Puts EP With Chance The Rapper On Hold, Explains "STN MTN/KAUAI" [Update: Tape Drops]
    Oct 2, 2014 at 11:20 AM
    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. Gambino previously said that he felt like the tape was the "the first concept mixtape ever," and that it would transition from a mixtape into an EP, but now in a recent sit-down with Complex, he's explained this concept even further.
  • Childish Gambino Joins Cast Of "Magic Mike XXL"
    Childish Gambino Joins Cast Of "Magic Mike XXL"
    Sep 30, 2014 at 12:17 PM
    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.
  • OutKast Announce Homecoming Show In Atlanta [Update: Full Line-Up Revealed]
    OutKast Announce Homecoming Show In Atlanta [Update: Full Line-Up Revealed]
    Sep 24, 2014 at 09:08 AM
    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. The ATLiens announced their homecoming show to take place on September 27th in the ATL at Centennial Olympic Park. OutKast will be the headliners of course, and they will also curate the rest of the line-up, so stay tuned for additional performers.
  • Childish Gambino Says "STN MTN / KAUAI" Is "The First Concept Mixtape Ever"
    Childish Gambino Says "STN MTN / KAUAI" Is "The First Concept Mixtape Ever"
    Sep 21, 2014 at 01:02 AM
    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.
  • Childish Gambino Says "Rap Is Done" In Hot 97 Interview
    Childish Gambino Says "Rap Is Done" In Hot 97 Interview
    Sep 9, 2014 at 04:07 PM
    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. The only exception however, is when he sits down with his friend Peter Rosenberg, who gets Yung Donald to really explain himself and what he thinks about a wide range of topics. As usual, Gambino's take on most topics is quite polarizing, mainly because he doesn't feel the need to cater his views on anything to anyone. 
  • Jhene Aiko On Drake & Childish Gambino: “Loving People Is Different Than Being In Love With Them”
    Jhene Aiko On Drake & Childish Gambino: “Loving People Is Different Than Being In Love With Them”
    Sep 6, 2014 at 08:28 PM
    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. While her Sail Out EP featured plenty of rap features, her new effort will be made up of solo recordings for the most part, which is surprising, considering the high profile connections she's been able to make since rising to fame. 
  • Childish Gambino Announces New Mixtape "STN MTN / KAUAI"
    Childish Gambino Announces New Mixtape "STN MTN / KAUAI"
    Aug 27, 2014 at 09:15 PM
    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.
  • Childish Gambino To Voice Spider-Man In New Animated Series
    Childish Gambino To Voice Spider-Man In New Animated Series
    Aug 26, 2014 at 08:51 PM
    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. Gambino, who grew up a huge Spider-Man fan, will get to live out a childhood dream as the voice of Miles Morales on the new season of Disney XD’s animated series "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors".
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 15)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 15)
    Aug 15, 2014 at 03:29 PM
    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. Although rappers sometimes don't abide by normal people logic, they're still human beings in America. Some felt and reacted to the circumstances accordingly.
  • Childish Gambino Goes On Twitter Rant, Tweets "I Wanna Be A White Rapper"
    Childish Gambino Goes On Twitter Rant, Tweets "I Wanna Be A White Rapper"
    Aug 14, 2014 at 06:04 PM
    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.
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