Earlier this month, NBC confirmed that Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, would be limited to five episodes on this season of Community while he concentrates on his budding music career. Last night, we got our first look at a more focused and determined artist with the release of Centipede.
He's come a long way since I Am Just A Rapper, his 2010 mixtape that mashed indie rock beats with a nervous flow. The writer-turned-actor-turned-rapper is not merely taking an interest. After signing with Glassnote Records and releasing Camp, it's pretty much been full steam ahead. Along with his mixtape, Royalty, Gambino has worked with Flux Pavilion, Alan Wilkis, Chance the Rapper and ScHoolboy Q, to name a few.
No word yet on whether Centipede is a stand-alone track or possible single from a full length album. Either way, it's worth a listen as he transition from a demo, in-progress opening to full fledged beast before ending with a conversation about the "block".
Sidebar: Bagging up is definitely boring...