Donald Glover Announces His “Childish Gambino” Days May Be Soon Behind Him
It’s no secret that Donald Glover is a modern day Renaissance man seeming to make magic out of whatever he touches from the Golden-Globe winning TV series Atlanta to the musical success he’s found under the stage name, “Childish Gambino”. VIBE reports after performing a series of hits at the 2017 Governor’s Ball, the artist made an announcement that his next album will be his last.
After fans rejoiced in festival glory at the June 3rd performance, the “Redbone” singer subtly announced his retirement, also mentioning that the Governor’s Ball would be the only time he’d perform for the year:
“Look out the final Childish Gambino album.”
But this may not be breaking news for some fans. Glover hinted at laying his rap persona to rest during an appearance on the Today Show in 2015 while on a promo run for his project The Lazarus Effect:
“I feel like Childish Gambino is a period in my life that should come to a close.”
“I like endings.”
The artist has released three albums– Camp, Because The Internet and Awaken My Love!. He’s also released a batch of mixtapes and EPs like Culdesac, Kauai and R O Y A L T Y. There’s also a rumored collaboration between Gambino and Chance The Rapper, which back in January The Coloring Book creator confirmed exists, but gave no other details.
Honestly, me wouldn’t blame Glover for making some room for “me time” in his already busy schedule. He’s currently juggling multiple projects including Lion King, Spider-Man: Homecoming and the untitled Han Solo Star Wars film. He’s also busy with new episodes of Atlanta which he mentioned won’t air until 2018. There’s no question that even if we are in the last days of Childish Gambino, there will be plenty of Donald Glover to go around.