Donald McKinley Glover (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter. He performs as a stage artist under the stage name Childish Gambino, and as a disc jockey, he performs under the name mcDJ. As of 2017 he has released 3 studio albums.
Camp is the debut studio album by American rapper Childish Gambino. It was released on November 15, 2011, by Glassnote Records. Upon Gambino's four mixtapes and three independent album releases, Gambino signed a deal to Glassnote, marking it as his first album on a major record label. Recording sessions took place over a course of the whole year, while Camp was co-produced in its entirety by Gambino's longtime collaborator Ludwig Göransson. Camp received generally positive reviews from critics, debuting at number 11 on the Billboard 200, selling 52,000 copies in the first week.
Barry Nicolson of NME dubbed it "the hip-hop album of the year" and commended Gambino's "focus on being [...] witty, heartfelt, honest and occasionally uproarious. Claire Suddath of Time criticized Gambino for "bragging about all of the girls he's banged" too often, but complimented his "catchy, danceable sound very much akin to that of Kanye West" and stated, "Ultimately, Camp is a skillful album created by a conflicted man ... But if Camp doesn't have a motif maybe that's because [he] doesn't have one either. He acts, he writes, he still does stand-up, and yes, he also raps. Some people can't be put into a box that easily."
Because the Internet was released on December 10, 2013. The recording process began in 2012 and ended in October 2013. Recording primarily took place at a mansion owned by basketball player Chris Bosh, which Gambino rented. The album was supported by four singles: "3005", "Crawl", "Sweatpants" and "Telegraph Ave". Gambino also released a short film titled Clapping for the Wrong Reasons and a 72-page screenplay to go along with the album in promotion of it.
"Awaken, My Love!" is the third studio album by Childish Gambino. It was released on December 2, 2016, by Glassnote Records. Consisting of tracks being sung rather than rapped, its fusion of psychedelic soul, funk and R&B influences was considered a bold departure from the predominantly hip hop style of his prior work. The album was produced by Glover and his longtime collaborator, Ludwig Göransson.