Spotlight: Childish Gambino

Donald Glover doesn’t exactly have the stereotypical hip-hop backstory. Before he became known on the mic, he was a successful writer, actor and comedian - writing for 30 Rock and acting on the NBC cult comedy Community.  As Childish Gambino, Glover has released 2 full-length albums and multiple mixtapes, most recently, the acclaimed because the internet on Glassnote Records. An honest and bold step forward, because the internet has secured Childish Gambino as one of the most exciting talents in music. Childish Gambino has received critical acclaim from publications such as The Source, XXL, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, NPR and more. Childish Gambino, with his unique blend of hip-hop genres and lyrical genius, has gone from a viral cult following to a mega sensation. XXL praises, “because the internet shows off his full array of talent…and makes him stand out from the rest.” The breakout single, “3005”, is now RIAA Certified Gold for sales and on-demand streams exceeding 500,000 copies in the United States. Please join us as we welcome Childish Gambino to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion. Hosted by Hot 97’s famous Peter Rosenberg, Glover will also take questions from the audience and will perform a selection of songs.