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 albums, 2011’s Camp and 2013’s because the internet., Gambino sold more than 500,000 collective units, and grabbed himself a Grammy nomination. The pet project turned into a Top 10 chart-rocking sensation.
Glover’s career outside of music has evolved. The longtime “30 Rock” writer went on to become a star on “Community,” appearing in mass-distributed theatrical films like last year’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and this week’s The Lazarus Effect. With so much change, and that trouble of having more than two prominent careers under as many names, Glover hinted at the prospects of dropping one.
On “The Today Show” this morning (February 24), the sensation said, “I guess Childish Gambino is like a period of my art time, and I want to have periods in my life, so I feel like Childish Gambino is a period that should come to a close. I like endings.”
Do you think the whimsicality of Donald Glover’s Rap name has held back some of his accolades as an MC?