You Already Know the Grammy-Nominated Childish Gambino by Another Name

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Get excited, as a result of the 2018 Grammys are virtually right here and Infantile Gambino is among the choose few who’s dominating the nominations. The 34-yr-previous rapper might be a part of the ranks of Patti LaBelle, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and Beyoncé if he wins greatest conventional R&B efficiency for “Redbone,” and that is simply the tip of the iceberg! Get to know all about Infantile Gambino and his Grammy nominations.

  1. You already know him by one other identify. The rapper is called Infantile Gambino within the music world, however his actual identify is definitely Donald Glover. He is starred in TV exhibits like Atlanta and Group, and even appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Infantile Gambino advised Jimmy Fallon again in 2011 that he obtained his rap identify from The Wu-Tang Clan Identify Generator. “It was sophomore yr of school and we have been all hanging out, chilling, and consuming,” he defined. “Mine got here up and I used to be like, ‘It isn’t humorous anymore. That is one thing huge.’ I simply actually favored it. It felt like me. It is a bit scary, however principally cuddly.”
  2. Sadly, he is taken. Not solely is Infantile Gambino in a relationship with a lady named Michelle, however the couple are mother and father to 1-yr-previous son Legend and just lately welcomed their second baby collectively.
  3. He is on his strategy to probably profitable his first Grammy. Infantile Gambino is nominated for 5 Grammys this yr, together with album of the yr and greatest city modern album for Awaken, My Love!.
  4. He credit his profession to Tina Fey. Earlier than launching his music and appearing profession, Infantile Gambino was employed by Tina Fey as a author for 30 Rock. “I made a decision I needed to put in writing for tv due to Tina,” he advised Wired in January 2017. “She was all the time so pleased, and I used to be like, ‘I need to be pleased like that, too.'” In one other earlier interview with EW, Infantile Gambino revealed that Tina “taught me tips on how to write, but in addition concerning the politics of tv.”
  5. Get able to say goodbye to Infantile Gambino. The rapper just lately introduced that he shall be saying goodbye to his alter-ego very quickly as his subsequent album might be his final. “I really feel like there’s gotta be a cause to do issues and I all the time had a purpose to be punk,” he advised The Huffington Publish in June 2017. “Being punk simply all the time felt actually good to me and we all the time checked out Atlanta as a punk present and I really feel just like the path I might go together with Infantile Gambino would not be punk anymore. As a lot as ‘Redbone’ is a punk music as a result of it is a gospel track that is on the radio, I am like there’s solely to date you’ll be able to go earlier than you simply are the radio.” However don’t be concerned, he’ll nonetheless be round. Along with showing within the upcoming Han Solo spinoff film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, he will even be enjoying Simba in The Lion King reboot.