Childish Gambino News

  • Photo: Childish Gambino Featured In "Magic Mike XXL" Poster
    Photo: Childish Gambino Featured In "Magic Mike XXL" Poster
    Apr 29, 2015 at 08:58pm
    Back in February we got confirmation that Childish Gambino would indeed by playing a male stripper in the upcoming film Magic Mike XXL, and now we have the first photo to prove it.
  • Top Five Jhene Aiko Features
    Top Five Jhene Aiko Features
    Apr 11, 2015 at 03:32pm
    Not a lot of people can captivate their listeners in the realm of R&B anymore. Do you remember when Mary J. Blige soulfully wowed us on Jay Z’s “Can’t Knock The Hustle”? Do you remember when Jamie Foxx channeled his inner Ray Charles on Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”? Times like that were special.
  • Summer Jam 2015 Lineup Revealed, Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Big Sean & More
    Summer Jam 2015 Lineup Revealed, Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Big Sean & More
    Mar 31, 2015 at 09:10am
    It's that time of year again! Ahead of the June 7th festival, Summer Jam has announced its 2015 lineup. The stadium stage will feature performances from Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean, Fabolous & Friends, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign & Friends, Omarion and Childish Gambino. Peforming on the festival stage out in the parking lot will be Travi$ Scott, B.o.B, Joey Bada$$, DeJ Loaf and Teyana Taylor.
  • Childish Gambino's Most Unexpected Career Moves
    Childish Gambino's Most Unexpected Career Moves
    Feb 25, 2015 at 02:45pm
    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 02:51pm
    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 12:21pm
    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 09:21am
    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 01:57pm
    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 07:47pm
    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 12:30pm
    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 03:52am
    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 01:11am
    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 05:37pm
    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 11:20am
    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 12:17pm
    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 09:08am
    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 01:02am
    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 04:07pm
    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 08:28pm
    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 09:15pm
    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.
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