The Smiths, 4 studio albums. Joy Division, 2 studio albums. The Stone Roses, 2 studio albums. Jimi Hendrix, 2 studio albums. Jeff Buckley, 1 studio album. Big legacies in just a few albums.
Childish Gambino (Donald Glover’s stage name) is already a reference all around the world, only six years after the release of his first album, Camp. Also known for his part in Dan Harmon’s tv show, Community, and more recently for starring in his own series, Atlanta, Donald Glover has a short yet enviable career. We can expect to see him in the next Han Solo spinoff movie playing Lando Calrissian or in the upcoming Spider-man: Homecoming film. There’s something special about Glover’s ascent to this unparalleled pop culture domination.
The actor, writer (NBC’s 30 Rock!), producer, comedian, and musician, released 4 albums since 2011. On Sunday, June 4, the rapper performed at the Governor’s Ball in New York. At the end of the concert, Glover (who picked his stage name, Childish Gambino, from the Wu-Tang Clan Name Generator) left an ambiguous message to his fans: “I’ll see you for the last Gambino album”
Does this mean that Donald Glover will end his music career or just the Childish Gambino act? Either way, it’s just too soon. We are not ready!
Be that as it may, Glover’s music legacy is indisputable. “3005” and “Redbone” enter directly to the top of the best contemporary Hip Hop hits and we can only have big expectations about his next (and probably last) album.