The diversely talented Donald Glover has gained a following in almost every artistic arena, from stand-up comedy, to sitcoms, to film and music. First making a name for himself as a writer for the smart and funny NBC program 30 Rock, Glover went on to star in Community and the FX series Atlanta. Meanwhile, quietly and then not-so-quietly, he continued to release surprising and inventive hip-hop under a stage name assigned to him by an online Wu-Tang Clan name generator. Childish Gambino’s new album, Awaken, My Love! is a Parliament and Sly Stone-influenced funk uppercut to the jaw. The standout track “Have Some Love” demonstrates Childish Gambino’s artistic maturation with a big, expertly produced sound that conveys an important message for the beginning of 2017.
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