Donald Glover Reveals Why He’s Retiring Childish Gambino
BY SUSAN JOHNES
Last weekend, Donald Glover announced at Governor’s Ball Music Festival in New York that his next album scheduled to release soon would be his last album. “I’ll see you for the last Gambino album,” he stated at the end of his performance.
Glover told HuffPost on Monday, during an event to promote his FX show Atlanta that he’s ending his music career because he doesn’t think it’s adding value to him anymore.
“Redbone” is Gambino’s highest charting single on Billboard. Last year in December, the rapper released his most recent studio album “Awaken, My Love.” It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B charts.
The Grammy-nominated artist has released seven mixtapes and three studio albums since beginning his music career in 2008.
The multi-talented Atlanta native is staying very busy in the meantime, though he didn’t reveal when his fans can expect his final album.
He told HuffPost that there was nothing worse than like a third sequel, like a third movie again. “I like it when something’s good, and when it comes back there’s a reason to come back,” he stated.
Glover added that he’s got a reason to do things and always had a reason to be punk. “Being punk just always felt good to me, and we always looked at Atlanta as a punk show. That’s why I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn’t be punk anymore.” “Redbone’ is a punk song because it’s a gospel song that’s on the radio.”
Glover has proved that he’s more than just a rapper. After achieving major success with his hit TV series Atlanta in which he’s currently writing season 2, the 33-year-old landed roles in several upcoming major films, including Spider-Man: Homecoming, Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, and a live-action remake of the 1994 Disney classic Lion King.
The multi-talented star flourished on the music scene last year after the release of his third studio album Awaken, My Love. “Redbone,” his single hit currently sits at No. 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart.
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