Childish Gambino, the rapper formerly known as Community star Donald Glover, is really feeling himself these days. Freestyling at a show in Australia, where he's living while he records his new EP, Gambino bragged about being better than every rapper living, including better rappers Drake, ScHoolboy Q, and Kendrick Lamar.
What train do you want to take? my date asks. I don’t answer, because I have no idea where we are. It's Halloween 2011 and we're going to Brooklyn Bowl to see Donald Glover, the writer/actor/comedian touring the country with his buzzy new album, Camp. I am told that Donald performs under the computer generated rap name Childish Gambino. Neither my date, nor I, can imagine a day two years in the future where hundreds of thousands of people will actually be anticipating the release of his third album, Because the Internet. We have just come from hearing Angela Davis speak about Black women, writing, and using our creativity to battle oppression.
Clapping for the Wrong Reasons, a short film written and produced by Donald Glover, is 24 minutes and 46 seconds of mysterious, confusing and cryptic visual non-sequiturs. Some feel it's absurd, eccentric to say the least, vague, or bizarre. And finally, some just have no idea "WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON."
Let me begin by saying that I thought I was "hip" to what the kids were listening to—until I tuned into this college-targeted awards show last night. Regardless, Community's Don Glover provided entertainment for the rest of us.
Before ending his interview with a freestyle rap, Don Glover shared tales of "shocking his junk," how he got his job at 30 Rock, and even threw in an impression of Chris Rock for good measure.
At a recent show at the Comedy Connection in Rhode Island, Don Glover took a little time to talk about the online push to make him the next Spiderman.
Last night on Community, Troy's world was rocked when he realized that his mother lied to him about "turning 10 years old twice" and that he was actually about to become legal. Naturally, the group heads to the bar!
Last night's Community was a thrilling 30-minutes thrilling zombie-filled action. Spoiler alert: all of our favorite cast members get bitten and turned into zombies — but how they get there is the best part. Highlights inside!