(AllHipHop News) Many rap stars have made a comparison between their own life story and the lore of the late rapper/actor Tupac Shakur. Apparently, Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) is part of that group of 2Pac disciples.
"I know everybody likens themselves to Tupac a lot,” said Glover. “I am the new Tupac in a strange way. I grew up similar. I didn’t have a mom in the Black Panthers, but my parents were very pro-black. Also, my mom made me go to performing-arts high school. She was like, ‘That’s where you need to be.’ Sometimes you have to play a role for people to understand you, even though you’re far more complex than any of that. Sometimes it’s really hard to simplify that so people can eat it.”
He continued, “Storytelling is just simplifying what’s happening to you. Life is just a story. Stuff that happens to you, you just put into story mode. I just take what’s there and put it into story mode on a smaller level so that you can be like, ‘Oh my God, that’s life! I totally relate to that.'"