New Childish Gambino Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Donald Glover Promises That Chance Mixtape Because 14-Year-Olds Scare Him [Feature ]

After taking home two Emmys for his acclaimed FX series Atlanta, Donald Glover was, of course, asked about his future plans in music during his backstage interview. "Ya know, with music, I never want to do anything because... Read More


Joe Budden, “Pump It Up” & the Curious Case of Misleading Rap Singles [Feature ]

Technically, Joe Budden is, by definition, a one-hit wonder. The same Joe who criticized Lil Yachty’s always-sunny positivity was the voice encouraging bodies to gleefully gyrate in 2003 and beyond. Featured on Madden... Read More


Childish Gambino’s Label Head Credits RapCaviar for “Redbone” Radio Success [Feature ]

For the past two years, Spotify's most popular playlist, RapCaviar, which currently boasts 7.4 million followers, has been driving the direction of mainstream hip-hop. "Spotify is where records get started,"... Read More


What Childish Gambino & Kanye Taught Me About Artistic Pursuit [Feature ]

“A lot of people will try to put their fears on you. 'You can't do that.' No, YOU can't do it...” —JAY-Z The eclectic nature of hip-hop has permeated throughout popular culture since... Read More


Donald Glover Acknowledges Industry Success is Based on Speaking “Old White Man” [Feature ]

For the past few years, Black creatives like Donald Glover have been fueling the entire entertainment landscape, from the overwhelming success of shows like Gambino's Atlanta and HBO hit Insecure to Jordan... Read More


Chance The Rapper Teases New Music With Childish Gambino (Again) [Feature ]

For years, we've known that Chance The Rapper and Donald Glover have been planning to release a joint project, even going so far as to tease the existence of a collaborative EP, but as both artists have continued to... Read More


Childish Gambino, JAY-Z & Why Great Art Doesn’t Need to Reflect Your Reality [Feature ]

Sincere terror bleeds from the heart of Childish Gambino as he begs on "Baby Boy.” Please, the singer humbly requests, singing with soaring vocals as if he’s making the request on his knees. Please, he... Read More


What We Can All Learn From Donald Glover’s 10 Years of Growth as Childish Gambino [Feature ]

Donald Glover is a man who avoids creative comfort. He creates and moves, builds and abandons, an artistic vagabond. Success doesn’t satisfy whatever fuels him forward, he has a gluttonous appetite for the next... Read More


Childish Gambino in Bidding War With Three Major Record Labels [Feature ]

Childish Gambino, fresh off collecting his sixth RIAA certification for "Redbone" in March, has signed his first major label recording contract. According to HDD, Gambino, who has released all three of his... Read More


Kendrick Lamar, Logic & the Hunt for Hip-Hop Easter Eggs [Feature ]

Yesterday (April 11), the internet erupted with anticipation following the official announcement of Kendrick Lamar’s forthcoming fourth studio album, DAMN. While rumors had been swirling around its existence and... Read More


Childish Gambino Collects Sixth RIAA Certification With “Redbone” Milestone [Feature ]

Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) was right when he recently declared genres dead, pointedly stating that people "just want quality." For proof, look no further than "Redbone," the dynamic second single from... Read More


JMSN, Kanye West & Appearance Representing Musical Evolution [Feature ]

“I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.” - David Bowie The long, free-flowing bed of hair that once blossomed from his scalp is no more, replaced by a low buzz cut... Read More


What Donald Glover & ‘Atlanta’ Taught Us About the Art of Nothing [Feature ]

“Given the choice between trivial material brilliantly told versus profound material badly told, an audience will always choose the trivial told brilliantly.” – Robert McKee, Story The best stories are a... Read More


Childish Gambino Declares Genres Dead: “People Just Want Quality” [Feature ]

As humans, we typically love to categorize things, but Childish Gambino’s art has never been easily defined. For some, that might be cause for discomfort; categories are easy to remember and explain, and they help... Read More


10 Hip-Hop Songs Under Two Minutes We Wish Were Longer [Feature ]

Don't you just hate it when a song you love is too short? The internet may have crippled our attention spans (thanks a lot, Vine), but a great song will always hold our ears for longer than our impatient minds... Read More


Rise Up: Atlanta Is Finally Winning Big & It’s About Time [Feature ]

"It seems like Atlanta — as a team, as a city, as a culture — is finally coming full circle. And in my own small way, I hope I am too." - Michael Vick My father has been a season ticket holder since the... Read More


Donald Glover Was So Impressed By Childish Gambino Fan Site He Hired The Owner [Feature ]

Imagine the feeling of creating a fan site for your favorite recording artist, only to eventually be contacted by that recording artist with a job offer. Surreal, right? That exact scenario might sound too good to be... Read More


Donald Glover, Migos & Hip-Hop Winning In Unlikely Places [Feature ]

“Atlanta is a Trojan horse,” Donald Glover told TIME back in August of his critically acclaimed and commercially successful show, which, hopefully, by now we’ve all seen. “I was like,... Read More


How ‘Insecure’ and ‘Atlanta’ Soundtracked the Rhythm of Real Life [Feature ]

Throughout the first season of HBO's Insecure, Issa Rae’s character Issa has a way of expressing her emotions by rapping in the mirror. Frustration and elation, confidence and irritation—no matter the feeling,... Read More


From P-Funk to G-Funk to Childish Gambino: Why the Funk Never Dies [Feature ]

When I got my first iPod as a Christmas gift at 13-years-old, my older brother loaded a catalogue of diverse albums onto it—the beginning of my collector’s obsession with music—and countless times... Read More


Donald Glover Reveals Music Release Strategy to Avoid Blogger Reactions [Feature ]

Donald Glover recently sat down with Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Issa Rae (Insecure), Damien Chazelle (La La Land), and Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book) for an incredible conversation hosted by The Hollywood Reporter. This... Read More


Childish Gambino Flexes Vocal Range With Stirring “Redbone” Performance on Fallon [Feature ]

Childish Gambino’s newest album "Awaken, My Love!" has been in heavy rotation around these parts since it was released, and after more than a handful of front-to-back listens, “Redbone” is still... Read More


Chance The Rapper on Joint Mixtape With Childish Gambino: “It Will Come Out” [Feature ]

Here we go again. Seven months ago, during a press run for his GRAMMY-nominated mix-album Coloring Book, Chance conducted a Reddit AMA during which he confirmed the existence of a collaborative endeavor... Read More


Maturity & Growth: How Four New Fathers Are Bringing Perspective to Hip-Hop [Feature ]

One of my favorite album covers of 2016 is Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book. The vibrant orange, red and blue hues give it the same radiance of a Vincent van Gogh portrait. Intoxicating colors are a... Read More


Childish Gambino Didn’t Actually Enjoy Making ‘Awaken, My Love!’ [Feature ]

The picture above is a press shot for Childish Gambino’s new album, "Awaken, My Love!", which is either the grooviest thing you’ve heard all year, or as MTV’s Doreen St. Félix put it, “an album... Read More


First Week Sales Projections for Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” are Impressive [Feature ]

Childish Gambino's newly-released "Awaken, My Love!" is an unforgettable experience from beginning to end, so it should come as no surprise that the album will produce the highest first-week sales total of the... Read More


Questlove Woke Up D’Angelo at 4 A.M. After Hearing Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” [Feature ]

After the on-screen magic that was Atlanta, and following commentary offered up by Donald himself that he no longer wanted to make music under the Childish Gambino moniker, I had almost resigned to the reality of going hungry... Read More


Ranked: Every December 2016 Hip-Hop Album Release [Feature ]

December is the perfect time to reflect, to look back on the year that was while looking forward to the next. Music tends to be at a standstill in December, as everyone gears up to make a big splash in the coming months. The... Read More


Childish Gambino “Awaken, My Love!” 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

What is there left to say about Donald Glover? For the last few months, he has given us reason after reason to sing his praises. As an actor, as a writer, as a singer, and as an innovator, excellence has been exhibited in... Read More


Donald Glover Continues to Win 2016, Offers Up “Virtual Reality Vinyl” [Feature ]

2016 will go down in history for many reasons—it will also go down as the year that I became a full-fledged Childish Gambino stan.  I long enjoyed Gambino, had become increasingly impressed with his output, but... Read More


9 Great Childish Gambino Songs That Didn’t Make the Album [Feature ]

Applause. For the first time, nothing but applause can be heard surrounding Childish Gambino’s music. I’ve been a fan long enough to remember how some would call him a fake Drake when EP first dropped. The boos... Read More


Childish Gambino Continues His Epic Artistic Evolution On “Redbone” [Feature ]

So many fans of Culdesac are going to be pissed off by this song, and I love it. I think we’re eventually going to look back on 2016 as the year Donald Glover fully realized his incredible artistic potential. Even that... Read More


Donald Glover, F. Scott Fitzgerald & The Art of Balancing Fear With Hope [Feature ]

"Here was a new generation...destined finally to go out into that dirty gray turmoil to follow love and pride; a new generation dedicated more than the last to the fear of poverty and the worship of success; grown up to find... Read More


Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Childish Gambino’s “Me and Your Mama” [Feature ]

Thanks to his hit FX series Atlanta, we’ve seen more of Donald Glover/Childish Gambino in 2016 than in the previous two years combined. On top of the show’s huge success and widespread praise, Glover was recently... Read More


A Deep Dive into Childish Gambino’s “...Awaken, My Love!” Album Art [Feature ]

The first season of FX’s Atlanta came to a close a little over two weeks ago and the void it has left in my Tuesday night is slightly larger than Kanye’s enormous ego. The true value of the series is the feeling... Read More


RZA on Donald Glover: “He’s Accepted in the Hip-Hop Community as a Viable Artist” [Feature ]

With or without delivering a new album, Donald Glover has had a fantastic 2016. As a result, the 33-year-old talent is being showered with praise. In an interview with Pigeons & Planes, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA was... Read More


Meet bLAck pARty, an Arkansas Singer with a Childish Gambino Co-Sign [Feature ]

Donald Glover has been a ghost on social media since deleting all of his tweets and Instagram photos two years ago. “I don’t wanna just be posting up stuff about my dog all the time,” he explained. So on the... Read More


Childish Gambino to Cap Incredible 2016 with “Awaken My Love” Album [Feature ]

As if delivering a critically-acclaimed TV show wasn't enough in 2016, all signs point to Donald Glover delivering a brand new album as Childish Gambino next month. Thanks to the sleuthing work of a Gambino fan on... Read More


Frank, Kendrick, Earl & My Quest to Save Throwaway Albums [Feature ]

Maturity is a quality that was nonexistent on all the early Odd Future records. They were kids being kids—silly, obnoxious, offensive, and rebellious. It was a phase that helped them to become popular, but also a period... Read More


Donald Glover, Atlanta & Not Trying to Make Other People Happy [Feature ]

"A little praise is a bad thing, and a lot of it is worse. We cannot be too careful. It is better for the artist to work out of a vaccum, going from creation to creation, each a new beginning, until it is all over, until he... Read More


Donald Glover, Chance The Rapper & the Art of Being a Hip-Hop Parent [Feature ]

In December 2014, exactly one year after the release of his sophomore album Because the Internet, Childish Gambino essentially vanished from the internet. He deleted all of his tweets and Instagram photos, leaving only a... Read More


The Race for 2016’s Hip-Hop MVP [Feature ]

With only a few months left in the year, the "Who conquered 2016?" debates are on the horizon. Who had the best album? Who had the best single? Who had the best ad-lib? All questions that will soon be answered as we slowly... Read More


Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” Accurately Portrays the Hip-Hop Come-Up, Finally [Feature ]

After months of interest-peaking teasers, FX has finally released the first two episodes of Atlanta, a new series created by and starring Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino. In the weeks leading up to the... Read More


5 Magical Mashup Albums That’ll Have You Wanting More Mash-Up Albums [Feature ]

The internet was recently treated to a surprisingly coherent Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino mash-up project, the work of SoundCloud user Najvyexi. The 16-track good boy, d.E.E.p Web is the perfect example of the... Read More


Music Video Director Hiro Murai Is Donald Glover’s Secret Weapon [Feature ]

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro” Hunter S. Thompson had an innate willingness to tangle with the strange and unordinary. The gonzo stories that made him famous blurred the lines between... Read More


Donald Glover is Kanye West’s Greatest Creative Offspring [Feature ]

The release of Pharos last Friday marked the return of Donald Glover. All weekend people sat glued to their phones—waiting, watching, speculating what would happen as the timer ticked away. As we grew closer to... Read More


Childish Gambino Returns to the Internet With Mysterious App, New Album Tomorrow? [Feature ]

Donald Glover has been seen on the big screen in movies like The Martian, The Lazarus Effect and Magic Mike XXL. TV viewers have seen his face recently as commercials for his new series, Atlanta, began airing a few weeks... Read More


Chance & Childish Gambino’s Joint Tape Exists, But We’ll Never Hear It [Feature ]

Rappers announcing joint albums with other rappers is equivalent to Aesop's The Boy Who Cried Wolf Fable. The same way that the shepherd boy would work up nearby villagers by screaming wolf, rappers work up their... Read More


Rumors of a New Childish Gambino Album Are False [Feature ]

We're now coming up on two years since Childish Gambino's last project, STN MTN / Kauai, and it's been more than two years since his last full album, Because the Internet, so Donald Glover fans are becoming... Read More


Donald Glover Stopped Rapping So He Could Make a Bizarre TV Show [Feature ]

“I sent a long text message to my mom and pop, I got the same speech when I left 30 Rock / My mom like, ”Why you wanna leave a good job,” my dad like, “Do you thing boy, don’t... Read More


Bun B - R.I.P. ft. Childish Gambino [Stream]

Clothing and lifestyle brand Crooks & Castles just released Salewds, a mixtape tribute to Christopher “Lewds” Natalio, their former marketing director. The compilation features original and repurposed music from a... Read More


Inside the Conspiracy Theory World of Childish Gambino’s Music Videos [Feature ]

The first time I saw Childish Gambino was the “Freaks and Geeks” music video. It was a minimalistic one-shot in an abandoned garage and he was a young, jubilant fireball that had a bad cause of rapper hands.... Read More


Produced By THC ft. Kent Jamz & Childish Gambino - Perfect [Stream]

In recent years, we’ve heard THC craft beats for everyone from Kendrick Lamar (Cartoon & Cereal) to Nipsey Hussle (Between Us). Today, the Top Dawg affiliate slides into the driver’s seat to bring us Perfect,... Read More


Childish Gambino - Sober [Stream]

Update: The visuals for Childish Gambino’s Sober single have been added. There’s always an eerie undertone or unhappy theme in every Childish Gambino music video. Decaying teddy bears, killer aliens, a room full... Read More


OverDoz ft. King Chip & Childish Gambino - 7,000 Girls [Stream]

Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain once famously (if implausibly) claimed to have 20,000 notches on his bedpost. Sleezy, Tube, Creem and Kent of West Coast rap crew OverDoz haven’t quite reached that echelon of... Read More


Selah Sue ft. Childish Gambino - Together [Stream]

Though Selah Sue won positive reviews from our readers when she made her debut with the J. Cole-assisted Raggamuffin, she’s taken her sweet time—more than two years, in fact—cooking up feature numero dos. Assuming... Read More


LION BABE ft. Childish Gambino - Jump Hi [Stream]

One year after hearing LION BABE roar for the first time, we still haven’t featured a follow-up to Booth debut Treat Me Like Fire. Today, the buzzmaking duo finally returns—with a reader-acclaimed guest in tow. On... Read More


Childish Gambino - Telegraph Ave (“Oakland by Lloyd”) [Stream]

Hiro Murai is slowly becoming one of The DJBooth’s favorite directors; he worked with Earl on the eerie visuals for Chum, and his recent breathtaking work with Flying Lotus on Never Catch Me is nothing short of a... Read More


Childish Gambino - 3005 (Remix / Secret Track) [Stream]

In addition to his STN MTN mixtape, Childish Gambino recently dropped his Kauai album, which he promised fans contained a secret track. Because the internet, this wasn’t any ordinary secret or hidden track. Putting... Read More


1 Listen Album Review: Childish Gambino’s “STN MTN” [Feature ]

“1 listen album reviews are fucking up hip-hop.” – J. Cole That might be the realest shit Cole ever wrote, although I’d like to offer a small tweak: 1 listen album reviews that pretend to be... Read More


Childish Gambino - STN MTN / Kauai [Album]

“1 listen album reviews are fucking up hip-hop.” – J. Cole That might be the realest shit Cole ever wrote, although I’d like to offer a small tweak: 1 listen album reviews that pretend to be in-depth assessments of... Read Full Review


Logic ft. Childish Gambino - Driving Ms. Daisy [Stream]

Though I’ve never actually watched Driving Miss Daisy, I will admit to having a slight grudge against it, since it won Best Picture in the same year Do the Right Thing was eligible. (Spike wasn’t even f**king... Read More


Childish Gambino - Candler Road [Stream]

If you Google the song title of Childish Gambino‘s new record, Candler Road, all you will find is results for Childish Gambino’s new record. (If you use Google Maps, you will see that there is actually a road by... Read More


Childish Gambino - Crawl (Christian Rich Re-Work) [Stream]

The second official single off Childish Gambino‘s 2013 sophomore set, Crawl has received a dramatic makeover courtesy of original producers Christian Rich. While their original beat was aggressive in tone, featuring... Read More


Fredo Santana ft. Childish Gambino - Riot [Stream]

Though Fredo Santana hasn’t appeared on our front page for a minute—his last feature, the Kendrick Lamar-assisted Jealous, dropped last fall—the Windy City buzzmaker has been keeping busy in the meantime. In fact,... Read More


Childish Gambino ft. Problem - Sweatpants [Stream]

People looking to improve their social and financial standing are often advised to “dress to impress.” Those who are already rich, on the other hand, can wear whatever the f**k they want. On the latest single off his... Read More


Childish Gambino ft. Chance The Rapper - The Worst Guys [Stream]

If you’re anything like me, the title of Childish Gambino‘s new single immediately called to mind a couplet from Madvillain’s All Caps: “Whip up a slice of nice verse pie, hit it on the first try /... Read More


Childish Gambino - Because The Internet [Album]

Childish Gambino, the rapping alter-ego of actor/ comedian/ writer/ singer/ producer/ all-around-entertainment maven Donald Glover, is a product of the internet. “So what?” you may be asking yourself. “Every rapper is a... Read Full Review