Childish Gambino, creativity outside the box

By Stefano Nappa
2 min read

Childish Gambino has totally changed the imaginary of creatives in the world of music and cinema in the last five years. He is actor Donald Glover, but also a screenwriter, music producer, director, comedian and DJ.

Under the pseudonym Childish Gambino, Glover produced three albums.
Success came with Because The Internet, the album we’ll mainly talk about in this Monday Song. His fame, however, was definitively consolidated with Awaken, My Love! in 2016. This is America, on the other hand, created a panic all over the world and completely disrupted Childish Gambino’s career. Eclectic as few with the most innovative style ever, he is among the elite of artists who have changed the genre such as Kanye West, Drake or Jay-z.

«A lot of the rap shows I saw as a kid were boring, but if you went to a Rage show or a Justice show, the kids were losing their minds». – Childish Gambino

He is continually mistaken for Danny Glover’s son but he is absolutely not, in fact every time he reiterates the point with a simple sentence: –I know who my father is, don’t you think? -. His producer is Ludwig Göransson, a Swedish conductor and record producer. A perfect combo, because he too is divided between cinema and music.

Among his works we find the soundtracks of Fruitvale Station, Creed – Born to Fight, Creed II, Venom, Tenet, Black Panter and many others.
Childish Gambino comes from a large family, he has 5 brothers and a sister, 3 of whom have been adopted.

He entered show business in his senior year of college, through a spec script he made about The Simpsons. David Miner and Tina Fey, at the time engaged with the NBC network, decided to hire him as a screenwriter for the television series 30 Rock. Between 2007 and 2010, he was nominated five times for the Writers Guild Award, and won three times. From here on he never stopped.

His discography features three completely different records that boast psycho-funkadelic, soul, rap, trap and author music influences. His songs tell of our vulnerability of this moment, of the fragility that surrounds us with the right solutions without forgetting the trust and hope for tomorrow.

This Monday you absolutely have to listen to all his records, so click here to start this wonderful journey in his creativity.

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