Indie Spotlight: Childish Gambino

Posted in News on October 31, 2011

Childish Gambino is the rapper persona of Donald Glover, who doesn’t exactly have the stereotypical hip-hop backstory. Yes, we know Jay-Z started as a big-time drug dealer from the Brooklyn projects; Glover didn’t sell crack, though, but laughs – before he became known on the mic, he was a successful, college-educated writer, actor, and comedian who grew up in the suburbs. As Childish Gambino – a name created randomly via an online Wu-Tang name generator – Glover has previously released four full albums (2002’s The Younger I Get, 2004’s Sick Boi, 2008’s Poindexter, and 2010’s Culdesac), two mixtapes (2010’s I Am Just a Rapper series), and a 2011 EP featuring the Web phenomenon “Freaks and Geeks.” He recently released his newest album, CAMP, on Glassnote Records.

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