From 2006 to 2009, Donald Glover was a writer for the NBC series 30 Rock where he also had an occasional cameo appearance. He was presented the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Series at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the third season of 30 Rock.
Glover performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino, a name he found from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator. He released an independent album entitled Sick Boi on June 5, 2008.
A pair of mixtapes entitled I Am Just a Rapper, and I Am Just A Rapper 2 were released in close succession in early 2010. His third album, Culdesac, was released on July 3. On December 1, 2010, Glover released the first track off of his EP titled "Be Alone". He released the next track, "Freaks and Geeks", as well as a five-song track list, on February 11, 2011. On February 25, Donald released the dates for the IAMDONALD tour and also his very first music video for "Freaks and Geeks".The music video was shot by Dan Eckman, the director of the Derrick Comedy troupe. This song would later be used in an Adidas commercial featuring Dwight Howard which brought the song, and Donald, more recognition. On March 8, 2011 Donald released his newest EP via his official website.
On August 20, 2011, at the Los Angeles Rock The Bells concert, he gave an interview to AllHipHop.com, and announced to the crowd that he had signed with Glassnote Records. On September 20, he released his first official single, "Bonfire" which would be on his Camp mixtape.
Because the Internet is Childish Gambino’s follow up to his Glassnote Records debut album CAMP. Released on December 10th, 2013, because the internet, shot up the Billboard and iTunes charts where it held the #1 spot on iTunes and debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Rap Chart. Because the Internet, is a honest and bold step forward, securing Childish Gambino as one of the most exciting talents in music. Childish Gambino has received critical acclaim from publications such as The Source, XXL, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, NPR and more. Childish Gambino, with his unique blend of hip-hop genres and lyrical genius, has gone from a viral cult following to a mega sensation. XXL praises, Because the Internet shows off his full array of talent…and makes him stand out from the rest.”
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