Childish Gambino was never great, but he was at least likable enough to want to stick around. But it’s not up to us if he does; Donald Glover has the final say. In other words, maybe don’t hold your breath for another Childish Gambino project.
Gambino, also a former 30 Rock writer and star of Community, talked on the Today show to promote his new movie, The Lazarus Project, and touch on his future plans. Childish Gambino may not be in the plans.
“I love music and I’m already putting out projects quietly everywhere and I want to produce,” Glover said. “But I guess Childish Gambino was a period of my art time. I want to have periods in my life, so I feel like Childish Gambino is a period that should come to a close.”
And that’s the sound of the air leaving the room for many. Gambino had a great run, though. Seven mixtapes and two albums selling in the six-figure range as Childish Gambino certainly isn’t bad. Glover probably won’t break away from music completely, though, so we’ll see.