Donald Glover: The Underrated Renaissance Man
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Donald Glover: The Underrated Renaissance Man

Childish Gambino is a talented human being and should not be ignored.

Donald Glover: The Underrated Renaissance Man

If anybody is my true friend, they know that I love Donald Glover, who is also known by his stage name Childish Gambino. I became a fan of Childish Gambino during the last year of middle school and my freshman year of high school. I remember hearing "The Longest Text Message" and I fell in love. Not only can Gambino rap, but he can sing. I don't watch tv that much, but I would watch him sometimes when he would act on Comedy Central. Donald Glover is a multitalented, multifaceted human being. He writes, raps, sings, and produces his own music along with other artists. He can act, dance (sort of), and I think overall a great person. He's in my top ten people of who I would want to hang out with.

Senior year of high school, Gambino put out his album called Because the Internet. I remember coming back from Christmas break talking to my friend about the album in AP Bio and how great it was. It was basically like a movie and flowed perfectly together. My freshman year of college, Gambino put out his mixtape STN MTN. The next day he dropped an EP called Kauai. Both of these projects helped me fall in love with different artists because of the samples he had on both projects.

I am in my third year of my undergrad career. This year, Gambino debuted his own tv show, Atlanta, on FX. Even though I'm behind right now, the first few episodes I watched, I fell in love with. It's a weird show, but relatable. Recently, I had just found out that Childish Gambino will be putting out another album in December of this year named Awaken, My Love! I've already heard two songs from the album, and I have also fallen back in love with Gambino, yet again.

You're probably thinking "Why are you writing about this artist?" Well, I believe that after all Donald Glover has done throughout music, television, acting, producing, writing, the list goes on, he is still very slept on. He is an underrated music artist because he makes music with actual meaning. Gambino's music is extremely different from any mainstream artist you may hear. His covers are beautiful, especially when he covered Usher's "U Don't Have To Call" (you can listen to it here) or his cover or Tamia's "So Into You" (you can listen to this here).

If you've never even thought about listening to something by Childish Gambino, then you should give it a try. Look at a few episodes of Atlanta. You won't regret it.

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