You may know by now that Donald Glover keeps it close to the chest on Twitter. Basically because he’s deleted all his tweets.
But last night, he lifted his non-activity on the social media platform by hosting an all too brief, yet fascinating Q&A… which of course he then deleted.
Fortunately for the internet, screenshots exist. Here are some of the back and forths, including plans to work with Migos… who responded back today.
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.
Now, this doesn’t mean that ending is anytime soon… nor does it mean Glover is going to stop rapping… just maybe stop rapping as “Childish Gambino.” Plus, he delivers it all kinda casually. Whatever the case, it got my attention too and as a fan, I obviously hope for more art and music from the talented Glover. And for the record I love the name Childish Gambino but if it doesn’t stay, I hope it’s an evolution into something new too. I’m sure it will be, in fact.
Also on The Today Show (which is a nice look for Glover), he talks about his upcoming film he’s starring in called The Lazarus Effect (this clip looks cool) and talks on the #DonaldForSpiderman campaign that’s being brought up again. I’m for that too.
ICYMI: Donald Glover on the creative process
Childish Gambino was just featured in a new interview with Billboard and the focus was on the creative process, especially amidst a flurry of different projects that Gambino is involved in. From acting, writing, recording, and touring, Gambino does it all and provides a little insight into how he’s such a good multi-tasker. Salvador Dali then makes sense as a chief inspiration. I’m sure all of us can relate to multi-tasking in some ways… I feel do whatever works for you, whether it’s blending it all together or just focusing on the one thing.
Here’s an excerpt and more from the interview here*:
How I Work
“In my house, I have an empty room: I have my studio there, a whiteboard with the Atlanta scripts, a canvas for painting and all my albums and DJ equipment. I wake up every morning and I start grabbing things — spray-painting the walls, recording, writing. They’re all connected for me. It’s all about trying to get to the bottom of what being a human is.”
My Multihyphenate Hero
“Once for spring break I went to St. Petersburg [Fla.], which is wack, but I wanted to be around old people. (Laughs.) And there’s a Salvador Dali museum there. I wrote a postcard to myself that said, ‘Never forget Dali.’ He would paint, do sculpture, architecture, film, photography.”
*Billboard also says Gambino is recording for his third studio album!
Everyone loves Jimmy Kimmel’s Celebs Read Mean Tweets series and with the Grammys now less than a week away, here’s a music-only edition with hip hoppers like Drake, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa, and Iggy Azalea in the mix with a lot of other big-name musicians.
My favorite of those 4: Wiz’s mean tweet was pretty funny.
The late nite circuit was great for hip hop last night. Hit the previous post for Joey Bada$$ on Fallon and scroll below for Childish Gambino’s 2-song performance of “Sober” and “3005”.
Both songs are catchy and great choices for the late night stage. I enjoyed Gambino’s wilin’ out as “Sober” progressed. I also enjoyed the guitar solo at the end, and the timpani making a powerful appearance in “3005”. Note the timpani.