Donald Glover Explains Ending His Music Career As Childish Gambino
(AllHipHop News) Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover surprised his fans when he announced his plans to release only one more album.
Glover spoke with The Huffington Post this week, and the Georgia native explained why he is ready to move past his Childish Gambino alter ego.
“There’s nothing worst than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘again?’” said the actor/rapper. “You know, I like it when something’s good and when it comes back there’s a reason to come back, there’s a reason to do that.”
According to Glover, his work on the award-winning FX series and his tendency to embrace counterculture played a part in his decision as well.
“Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at Atlanta as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn’t be punk anymore,” Glover stated. “As much as ‘Redbone’ is a punk song because it’s a gospel song that’s on the radio, I’m like there’s only so far you can go before you just are the radio.”
Childish Gambino currently has the #17 song in the country with “Redbone.”
His latest album “Awaken, My Love!” received positive reviews and became CG’s highest charting project (#5) by debuting with 101,000 first-week sales units.
A limited edition VR vinyl version of the LP was released in May.