Childish Gambino Pop-Up Has Free Ice Cream, Alternate Awaken, My Love! Vinyl

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Donald Glover shared a two-song Childish Gambino EP, the Summer Pack, last week. He also announced an accompanying “Summertime Starts Here” event series. Pop-ups kicked off this weekend in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Ice cream trucks gave out free cones at the first event in New York’s Union Square … More »

Childish Gambino Performs “Summertime Magic” Live For The First Time, Announces “Summertime Starts Here” Events

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Childish GambinoEarlier this week, Childish Gambino shared two new summer-themed songs, “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer.” Last night, during his performance at BBK Live in Spain, Donald Glover gave his first performance of one of the tracks, “Summertime Magic.” … More »

Chance The Rapper, Donald Glover, John Legend Nominated For Emmys

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The 2018 Emmy nominations were announced today. Donald Glover’s Atlanta was nominated for 16 awards overall, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Glover himself was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series category. Two of the show’s episodes were nominated for the Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series Award: “Alligator Man,” which was written … More »

Childish Gambino drops off two dance-heavy summer-themed heaters

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Donald Glover has dropped off a pair of new summer-themed Childish Gambino tracks, as if he hadn’t already delivered the song of the summer with “This Is America” already.

In what Gambino’s officially called the Summer Pack, “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer” are each good feel tracks in their own right. Both heavily rely on a smooth dancehall, R&B vibe that welcomes its theme with open arms.

Of course, neither of the tracks comes complete with its own deeply political video or arrives with quite the same fervor that “This Is America” did, though each is certainly compelling support for Glover’s always impressive versatility as an artist.

Childish Gambino – “Summertime Magic” & “Feels Like Summer”

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Summer PackDonald Glover has shared a pair of new summer-themed Childish Gambino tracks. Dubbed the Summer Pack, they amount to a two-song EP. “Summertime Magic” is a dancehall-flavored synth-R&B track that feels as appropriately sweltering as the subject matter demands. “Feels Like Summer” conjures a similar vibe but leans closer to druggy rock music, its guitar … More »

Glassnote Files Complaint To Resolve Contract Dispute With Donald Glover Over $700K In Royalties

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Donald GloverGlassnote Records filed a complaint last week (6/6) in US District Court seeking to resolve a contract dispute with Donald Glover, who records under the name Childish Gambino, over $700,000 in digital performance royalties from non-interactive streaming services, according to court documents reviewed by Billboard. The royalties are derived from digital radio services like Pandora, … More »

Glassnote Sues Donald Glover Over Streaming Royalties

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Donald Glover’s former label is suing him over streaming royalties. TMZ reports that Glassnote Records, the independent label that signed Glover in 2011 and released all of his Childish Gambino material up until this year’s “This Is America,” has filed a lawsuit claiming that Glover has received over $700,000 in streaming royalties … More »

Childish Gambino Manager Responds To “This Is America” Plagiarism Accusations

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Childish GambinoChildish Gambino’s “This Is America” has been one of the biggest music stories of the year. Premiered during Donald Glover’s gig as host and musical guest on SNL, the song’s eye-popping music video became a viral sensation, propelling “This Is America” to a #1 debut. In addition to being the centerpiece of a … More »

Trent Reznor Raves About Childish Gambino In New Interview

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Trent ReznorTrent Reznor has been making the press rounds to promote Bad Witch, the final installment of Nine Inch Nails’ EP trilogy, which he’s calling an LP so that it won’t slip through the cracks of streaming services. Yesterday he was in the New York Times calling out “the Taylor Swifts of the world” … More »

Donald Glover Does Surprise Performance Of “This Is America” At Chance The Rapper’s OpenMike Chicago

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Chance The Rapper holds monthly OpenMike Chicago events where high school students perform and network. Each evening ends with professional artists sharing their work and experience. Tonight, Glover did the honors. “My next guest needs no introduction, Chance says to the audience. The students scream and cheer as “This Is America” … More »