Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. The legend who created his stage name from a Wu-Tang name generator, which already makes him my hero.
From first seeing him in the American TV show Community with his quirky, witty humour and style, to him developing into a Golden Globe winner for 'Best performance' in his latest show Atlanta. So not only is he a successful actor he is also a writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is highly loved across the world due to his persona; he’s likeable, sensitive, and observant, the down to earth everyman who even rocks up to shows & events in some beat up Cortez sneaks.
With his latest album 'Awaken, My Love', Childish has released yet another uniquely amazing album. Moving away from his typical conventions of southern rap & straight pop and on to his love for funk by using a mix of dirty thick Bass, guitars & even a xylophone along with some amazing vocals. My favourite tracks on the album have to be 'Redbone' & 'California' purely for the funkadelic vibes they ooze which has led to it being on repeat in my house for a few weeks now.
If you haven't listened to his latest album then you are definitely missing out, you can find the full album on Spotify & iTunes.
The video below shows Childish Gambino performing my favourite track 'Redbone' Live for the Jimmy Fallon show.