We could never run out of fascinating facts about Childish Gambino, the man also known as Donald Glover who has as many talents as this list is long. With so much creative output at such a young age, Childish Gambino is sure to provide us with more than a few curious truths. Here are eight more.
Number Eight: He Was Brought Up in a Religious Household. Not just your everyday religion, though. He was raised as a Jehova’s Witness. He now thinks of is as a very strange religion and no longer follows its tenets.
Number Seven: He Was the Only Black Kid at His School Growing Up. He has said that this adds to his feeling strange (along with the whole religious thing). He definitely learned to channel that strangeness into creativity.
Number Six: He Has Collaborated With Some Big Names in Hip Hop. Early in his career, he collaborated with fellow lovable hip-hop weirdo Danny Brown, and Questlove has played live drums on some of his tracks.
Number Five: Upon Reflection, He Thinks Some of His Lyrics Might Be Misogynistic. He has talked about how lyrics on past about could be construed as misogynistic and as displaying anger towards women. He wants to distance himself from any perception of this, however, since he feels there’s already too much of it in hip hop.
Number Four: He Has Said He’s Never Had Sex to His Own Music. This is probably a good thing. He does have a suggestion for those in need, though: James Blake is a personal favorite musician of his for this particular situation.
Number Three: The Upcoming Spider-Man Movies Features a Spider-Man Somewhat Based On Him. In fact, the way Donald Glover’s character dresses on Community has been cited as a direct influence.
Number Two: Like Many Broke Musicians, He Stole His First Music Software. There is some free music software, of course. But that stuff isn’t good enough for Childish. The first music he created was made on an illegally downloaded Fruity Loops.
Number One: He Has an Opinion On the Best-Dressed Man in Hip Hop. It’s T.I. We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Childish Gambino!