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Donald Glover is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter. As his rapper persona Childish Gambino, he hit it big with his 2011 album Camp. He's Older Than They Think, having been releasing music (for free!) as mcDJ since 2005. In 2010, his successful acting career brought in a wave of Community fans, propelling him into widespread popularity (and his appearance on Jamie xx's remix of Rolling in the Deep didn't hurt).
Donald Glover is the creator, writer, director, main actor and executive producer of Atlanta.
- Sick Boi (2008)
- Poindexter (2009)
- I Am Just a Rapper (2010)
- I Am Just a Rapper 2 (2010)
- Culdesac (2010)
- EP (2011)
- Royalty (2012)
- STN VN (2014)
- Kauai (2014)
- Camp (2011)
- Because the Internet (2013)
- "Awaken, My Love" (2016)
- Mystery Team (2009): Jason Rogers
- The Muppets (2011): Junior CDE Executive
- The To Do List (2013): Derrick
- Clapping for the Wrong Reasons (2013, short film): The Boy
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014): Greg
- The Lazarus Effect (2015): Niko
- Magic Mike XXL (2015): Andre
- The Martian (2015): Rich Purnell
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
- The Lion King (2017 upcoming remake): Simba
- Untitled Han Solo film (2018): Lando Calrissian
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- Audience Participation Song: "Rolling in the Deep."
- Boastful Rap: "Freaks and Geeks," "Bonfire," "Sunrise"
- Cover Version: "Rolling in the Deep."
- Dream Team: "Silk Pillow," featuring Beck.
- Incoming Ham
Adele: We could've-
- Long Title: "The Longest Text Message Ever"
- New Sound Album: "Awaken, My Love" leaves rap behind, going for Soul and Funk sounds. Gambino even sings in most tracks.
- Old Shame: He doesn't seem to be very proud of his earliest works, saying that he was hiding behind gimmicks on Sick Boi and Poindexter, and that the even earlier (and rarer) album The Younger I Get was "decrepit Drake."
- One of Us: "That ain't ironic, bitch, I love Rugrats!"
- Refrain From Assuming: "The Longest Text Message Ever," "Sunrise," "Freaks and Geeks," and "That Power"
- Running Gag: He sure does like Asian girls.
- Shout-Out: Scattered throughout his songs are references to Radiohead, Mumford and Sons, Sufjan Stevens, and various other artists.
- Signature Song: "Heartbeat," "Bonfire"
- Under Crank: The sped up sample that recurs throughout "Lights Turned On."