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Donald Glover’s New Video Shows Hip-Hop America & How Great It Could Be

Just under four months ago, Donald Glover released one of the most unforgettable music videos of 2018. "This Is America" is artful, symbolic, and it is certainly jarring. The visual was a return to Rap for the versatile, genre-defying also artist also known as Childish Gambino. Since then, Glover released... Read more

Boots Riley Is Staging A Coup At The Box Office And With A New Album (Audio)

In 2012, The Coup released their sixth solo studio album with Sorry To Bother You. It marked the first time that the cult-lauded Oakland, California act used no samples in their music and all tracks were of live instrumentation. Now, six years later, Boots Riley's band returns without DJ, Pam... Read more

Donald Glover’s Atlanta Has Been Nominated For 16 Emmy Awards

Just two months after the final episode of Season 2 aired, the award season heats up for Donald Glover's Atlanta. The FX series created by and starring the actor and musician known by stage-name Childish Gambino has received 16 Emmy Award nominations. For Glover, four of those inclusions relate to... Read more

Childish Gambino Releases 2 New Songs That Feel As Good As The Summer Sun (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

Donald Glover Explains How To Stay Woke At Work About Sexual Harassment (Video)

Actress Rashida Jones may walk with the Hollywood crowd by day, but her soul is deeply connected to music and empowering others. Her latest endeavor doesn’t really toe either line, however. Working with an organization that is finally addressing sexual assault and harassment, called Time’s Up, Jones directed a clever... Read more

SZA & Donald Glover Heat Up The Screen In Their Secret Garden (Video)

Donald Glover is riding a massive wave. Fresh off his SNL appearance and momentous "This Is America" video release this month, the Atlanta co-creator is only mashing the gas pedal even more. Now, he's maneuvering to the more sensual side of things, joining SZA as a character for her new video,... Read more

A New Video Shows The Insane Amount Of Work That Went Into Making SNL’s “A Kanye Place”

It's been a massive week for Donald Glover and his music alias, Childish Gambino. After a top-notch appearance as both host and musical guest for SNL over the weekend (May 5), Glover also released a single coupled with an incredibly powerful, intricately layered, and culturally significant music video for, "This Is... Read more

Donald Glover’s SNL Skit Shows What A Horror Show Kanye West Has Become (Video)

Since Kanye West returned to social media in recent weeks, it has become a 24-7 news cycle for those deeming it worthy of their attention. After a lengthy hiatus from interacting with the public, West returned to Twitter with philosophical quotes by mid-April. Gearing up for a long-awaited album, Heads... Read more

Donald Glover Releases A Powerful Video About America & It’s Nothing Beautiful

The same weekend he hosted and was the musical guest for SNL, Donald Glover made a critical addition to his music catalog. Following up critically-acclaimed 2016 album "Awaken, My Love," Childish Gambino's first solo music since then arrives in the form of a powerful and deeply symbolic visual. "This Is... Read more

Watch The Cast Of Atlanta Pay Tribute To TLC’s “Creep” Music Video

In the latest episode of Atlanta, "Earn" (Donald Glover), "Paper Boi" (Brian Tyree Henry), and "Darius" (Lakeith Stanfield) sported silk, two-piece pajama sets throughout the show. While it did not make the final cut of the Hiro Murai-directed Season 2 episode titled "North Of The Border," the cast provided a... Read more

Donald Glover’s Deadpool Script Takes Down Racism, Police Violence, Gossip & More

Donald Glover co-created the most-watched comedy on FX during its 23 years as a network. In addition to Atlanta, which is currently in the midst of broadcasting its second season, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Glover (and his TV partner/brother Stephen) were working on an animated Deadpool series for the... Read more

Donald Glover Reveals How He’s Hacked The Real Life Matrix

Donald Glover is at the top of his game. The 34-year-old acts, produces, raps, sings, directs, does stand-up, plays instruments, and sometimes DJs. All of those gifts appear to be converging at a career pinnacle for the artist also known to his fans as "Childish Gambino." In the last year,... Read more

Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” Returns In March. Here Is The Latest Trailer (Video)

UPDATE #2: A second trailer to Atlanta Season 2 (aka "Robbin Season") has been released to the public by FX. This one stars Donald Glover. The 30-second music-bedded video shows "Earnest 'Earn' Marks" falling into several different environments, alluding to the season ahead: heavy rotation pic.twitter.com/Rcl9xadwjl — AtlantaFX (@AtlantaFX) January... Read more

The Roots Want To Score The Star-Studded New Lion King Remake

UPDATE: Following this month's news of a 2019 Lion King remake by Disney, Questlove says The Roots crew want to be down. With an exciting cast in place (as reported below), Quest believes his band makes perfect sense to score the film. On social media, the Grammy Award-winning drummer, composer, producer, DJ, and... Read more

Mathematics Explains How Dr. Dre’s 2001 Influenced His Production On The New Wu Album (Video)

Hip-Hop news and culture move fast, and it’s easy to miss significant developments. Every week, Ambrosia For Heads takes a look back at the Last 7 days. This video series, hosted by Justin “The Company Man” Hunte examines the current issues with a colorful rundown of the what, where, and why. While the Last... Read more

Donald Glover Becomes The First Black Director To Win An Emmy For Directing Comedy Series (Video)

At last night's Emmy Awards, Donald Glover made history and made a point. Known to the musical world as Childish Gambino, the actor, writer, director, and comedian won two trophies for his show Atlanta. Glover won for his directing in a comedy series (the first Black director to do so),... Read more

CeeLo Borrows Childish Gambino’s Muse For His Own Funky Fling (Audio)

Childish Gambino's "Redbone" was one of the biggest, most welcome surprises of 2016. Long before the song opened Get Out, it first signaled Donald Glover's deep dive into Funk music, emerging with a sound rich with inspiration, yet all his own. "Awaken My Love!" is a beautiful collection of modern... Read more

“Atlanta” Is Returning for Season 2 & Donald Glover Has Signed a MAJOR New Deal.

Fresh off two Golden Globe wins for his critically acclaimed television series Atlanta, Donald Glover has formally inked a deal ensuring the return of the show for its second season. Glover and FX announced the news today (January 12), though its return to the air is not exactly a surprise.... Read more

Donald Glover, Tracee Ellis Ross & Meryl Streep Used Awards For Acting To Get Real (Videos)

Last night (January 9), the Golden Globes aired and with only 11 days until Donald Trump's inauguration, the evening was peppered with political commentary. Donald Glover, Meryl Streep, and Tracee Ellis Ross all used their time on stage to accept awards to address the current climate of racism and politics,... Read more

Skillz’s 2016 Rap Up Reminds Us Of The Year’s Highs, Lows & Reasons To Stay Woke (Audio)

2016 is coming to a close. Years from now, how will we, the people, remember such an expansive year in Hip-Hop music, news, and culture? This year, some of the biggest MCs in the genre released new albums. Several of these efforts came in short notice, challenging new distribution platforms... Read more

Brian Tyree Henry Drops Gems About Why All Of Us Are Paper Boi (Video)

One of television's standout offerings in 2016 was Atlanta, the FX series created by and starring Donald Glover, who is joined on-screen by Brian Tyree Henry. Henry plays Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles, an up-and-coming MC who juggles his fledgling Rap career with a street-life mentality. As a guest on yesterday's... Read more

Childish Gambino Is Not Fakin’ The Funk. He Makes It Virtual Reality (Video)

Easily one of 2016's most influential artists, Donald Glover has proven time and again that he can conquer the worlds of television and music simultaneously. He did it with 30 Rock, Community, and Atlanta while juggling a career as Childish Gambino, his rapping alter ego. But with Awaken, My Love!,... Read more

Donald Glover Is Making Full Fledged Funk. And There’s Nothing Childish About It (Audio)

Last Thursday (November 10), Childish Gambino unveiled the first look from upcoming album, ...Awaken, My Love (December 2). "Me and Your Mama" set aside the raps for a record that had more in common with Parliament or Lenny Kravitz than any Rap contemporary. Singing, screaming, and embedding himself in a... Read more

LaKeith Stanfield Shows There’s More Than 1 Talented Rapper In “Atlanta” (Video)

In 2016, Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) showed greater dimension in his repertoire with the launch of Atlanta. Before the show's first season reached its midpoint, the network ordered two more seasons of the series. Accolades and ratings are spilling in, and Glover may have far surpassed his musical profile,... Read more

Childish Gambino Funks Up Expectations Going Into His New Album (Audio)

Childish Gambino (a/k/a Donald Glover) is a hard artist to pin down or put into any box. He acts, he does stand-up, he DJs, he writes and produces acclaimed shows—most recently evident in Atlanta. However, the breakthrough of Gambino, for many, came by way of music. Thanks to the aforementioned... Read more

“Atlanta”’s Paper Boi Just May Be Even Cooler In Real Life (Video)

The accolades for Donald Glover's FX series Atlanta keep piling up. Not only is he being heralded as the series creator, one of its writers, and its lead star, but Glover is making television history across the board with the new show, which focuses on the come-up of a rapper... Read more

Childish Gambino Is Now The Man & He’s Calling The Shots For His Own Show (Video)

In a year when diversity in Hollywood has been a major point of discussion, creators like Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Nate Parker, Viola Davis, and others have helped present projects which incorporate the nuanced and varied experiences of Black Americans in mainstream popular culture. Donald Glover (also known as rapper... Read more

Donald Glover Plans To Lay “Childish Gambino” To Rest? (Video)

Comedian, writer and actor Donald Glover may have allegedly taken "Childish Gambino" out of the Wu-Tang Name Generator back in the mid-2000s. However, there was nothing funny or silly about what followed. Between 2008 and 2014, seven mixtapes, two EPs, and an onslaught of guest appearances followed. In two studio... Read more

Picking Up Girls Gets Trippy In Childish Gambino’s Sober (Video)

For Hip-Hop artists of the moment, is anybody making as alluring videos as Childish Gambino? Donald Glover's career in film, television, and the performing arts comes to life in so many visual companions to his acclaimed songs. "Sober," from the STN MTN / Kauai project is no expection. Set in... Read more

Childish Gambino Hid The Vocal Version Of 3005 & Now It’s Found (Audio)

When Childish Gambino titled his latest album because the internet., it presumably was topical, tongue-in-cheek self-deprecation, and just a memorable name. However, Donald Glover truly has fun with the medium—and we're past talking about the Wu Name Generator that made him the name Heads all now know. "3005" is indeed... Read more

Problem & Childish Gambino Freestyle Over Quik’s CPT Classic (Audio)

Problem joins Kendrick Lamar, YG and YG Hootie in keeping Compton's Hip-Hop legacy strong in the 2010s. Early in his career, Prob' got some prime, multi-track real estate on DJ Quik & Kurupt's 2009 BlaQKout album. Now perceived protege hops on a David Blake classic released on Murder Was The... Read more

There’s a New Spider-Man in Town and He’s Voiced By Childish Gambino (Video)

Back in 2010 there was a high profile social media campaign to have Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) cast as the new Spider-Man. The campaign caught the attention of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, who welcomed an audition by Glover for the part. While Glover was not cast for the... Read more

Childish Gambino Drops Off An Unreleased Loosie In What Kind Of Love (Audio)

Childish Gambino showed Heads some new sides to his repertoire in Because The Internet. However, you may or may not have heard Donald Glover like this. Unclear when exactly the song is from, "What Kind Of Love" is an artful, informed track incorporating Spoken Word and a subdued Coffee House... Read more

Childish Gambino Covers…P.M. Dawn? And It Sounds Really Good (Audio & Video)

Sometimes Hip-Hop history can be a bit revisionist. While KRS-One, Just-Ice, and the rest of the Boogie Down Productions posse didn't help P.M. Dawn's cool-factor with the alleged stage-tossing, no one can deny that in the late '80s and early '90s, the Brothers Cordes had hits that in some ways,... Read more

Childish Gambino Gets Dreamy Up On Melrose (Audio)

Childish Gambino was never really in a box. However, whatever confines we placed his music in up until 2013 have been greatly challenged by moods and 'tudes met with warm audience response. "Melrose" is no exception, with dream, forlorn singing, that would get Heather Locklear or Courtney Thorne-Smith knockin' on... Read more

Jhene Aiko Makes A Lazy Day Anthem With Childish Gambino In Bed Peace (Video)

In time for cold season, when it's often harder to get out of bed in the morning, Def Jam's Jhene Aiko makes a jam about her ideal day. This plays like a modern day version to LL Cool J's "The Doo Wop" kinda, as she talks about a day filled... Read more

Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) – Clapping for the Wrong Reasons (Short Film)

Here's a short film called Clapping for the Wrong Reasons that was written by Donald Glover that plays like a a day in the life of Childish Gambino. Though the film is fiction, it feels almost like a documentary. The pacing is slow and deliberate (and at times meandering) like... Read more