“Awaken, My Love!,” which featured the Internet-breaking single “This Is America.” Even when focused on music, Glover has pushed his own boundaries, drawing from influences as diverse as Rage Against the Machine, Migos and Funkadelic. However and wherever he applies his genius next — and under whatever name — we won’t see it coming, but we’re sure to love it.
This could be Childish Gambino’s last hurrah. Last January, Donald Glover announced he would stop making music under the name Childish Gambino, because at this point it “wouldn’t be punk anymore.” The prolific multi-platform artist and Atlanta creator continues to subvert audience expectations and expand his craft, whether he’s applying his talents to acting, writing, music, comedy, video, performance art or some amalgam thereof. Glover has been releasing mixtapes for ten years and has put out three studio albums, including the Grammy-garnering