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Childish Gambino to host three concurrent ‘Summertime Starts Here’ events this weekend in New York, Los Angeles, and London

New York, Los Angeles, and London will serve as the sites of three concurrent Childish Gambino events the weekend of July 14 – 15, as the “This Is America” producer brings his enigmatic Summertime Starts Here event experience series to each city in staggered intervals. Summertime Starts Here initially debuted in New York on July 13 at […]

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Mr. Carmack releases earth-trembling, instrumental rework of Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’

Mr. Carmack has released an edit of Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America,” maintaining subtle pieces of the original’s framework, while keeping the new set list weapon a strictly instrumental hay maker. Playing with a minimal bass beat and open sonic space, the original rework was anchored to Gambino’s apathetic tone, though the Hawaii-based producer dropped a […]

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Djs From Mars mashes up Childish Gambino with Beethoven

    Set for inclusion in their BOOTZILLA Vol. 4 compilation, Djs From Mars mashed up two seemingly incongruous pieces of music: Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America,” and the second movement from Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Composition wise, the two may indeed have little in common. Contextually, however, the two converge on a number […]

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Matroda puts his spin on Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’

Over the past month Childish Gambino‘s powerful new track, “This Is America,” has flooded the internet. With a music video that overflows with meaningful messages and, of course, Gambino’s very own personality and impeccable dance moves, it’s no surprise that fans and critics alike couldn’t get enough. With so much hype, its no surprise that […]

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In an act of online activism, Childish Gambino fans are reclaiming the r/Donald subreddit

Until last week, r/thedonald was a subreddit where Reddit users gathered to share posts related to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Despite the subreddit’s description as “the place where we discuss in an unbiased manner Donald Trump’s great contributions to modern society,” the page is littered by hate-filled posts from people who look […]

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Donald Glover talks controversial ‘This Is America’ video on ‘Kimmel’

  Since Donald Glover released his torrentially trending and controversial music video for “This Is America,” under his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino, the internet has been ablaze with fervent reaction, meticulously dissecting the messages laden throughout the symbolic work. However, on May 10, Glover took to Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he told Kimmel that he has altogether […]

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Childish Gambino makes impassioned return with new music

Donald Glover‘s made an impassioned return into the musical sphere, despite an announcement that his forthcoming Childish Gambino LP would be his last. Citing an eventual departure from music as an important step toward progress, Glover’s latest is a sociopolitical reckoning, and his first new material since 2016’s neo-soul pastiche, Awaken, My Love! On the heels of a widely […]

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Childish Gambino makes impassioned return with new music

Donald Glover‘s made an impassioned return into the musical sphere, despite an announcement that his forthcoming Childish Gambino LP would be his last. Citing an eventual departure from music as an important step toward progress, Glover’s latest is a sociopolitical reckoning, and his first new material since 2016’s neo-soul pastiche, Awaken, My Love! On the heels of a widely […]

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