Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, has been called a Renaissance man by nearly every publication that has covered his work. He’s an actor, comedian, TV series director, sitcom writer, rapper, singer-songwriter and producer. With all of that on his plate, it’s a wonder how he’s able to continue evolving musically. But luckily he is evolving, and we get to enjoy every facet of his art.
Childish Gambino is less than two weeks away from releasing his third studio album, Awaken, My Love! Last week he surprised everyone with the release of his first single “Me and Your Mama.” Then he dropped this funky second single “Redbone,” a Prince and P-Funk influenced record that encourages listeners to “stay woke.” Just like “Me and Your Mama,” “Redbone” finds the East Atlanta rapper sticking to singing instead of rapping, and the results are nothing short of inspired.