If Rae Sremmurd have their way, they’ll be making an album with Childish Gambino rapper Donald Glover. That’s great news for fans who are still holding their breath for the long-awaited mixtape collaboration featuring Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper.
Speaking to Billboard, Rae Sremmurd rapper Swae Lee discussed the potential of such a union: “I got a laptop with about 1,000 bangers. I know Childish Gambino got about 2,000 or 3,000, who knows? We’re gonna come together and make a whole project like, ‘Redbone’ and ‘Black Beatles.’”
Perhaps a collaboration is in the mix. Rae Sremmurd will be opening for Childish Gambino during his North American tour this fall, improving the odds quite a bit. Jxmmi explained how the artists originally touched base.
He told Billboard: “Childish Gambino is a cool guy, we linked overseas in a studio. I DJ’d one of his house parties one time. He’s just a cool guy and we got the same type of vibe, so you can expect good music to come out of this.”
Childish Gambino announced that he’ll be touring behind new music this fall, giving hip-hop fans even more to look forward to. Childish Gambino and Rae Sremmurd will play 13 arena shows, beginning September 9 and wrapping up on September 30. You’ll be able to see them in cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Jxmmi expects the two acts to mesh well together. He described their vibe to Billboard: “It’s natural. We don’t gotta act, we can just be ourselves. He’s himself everywhere he goes, and we’re gonna be ourselves everywhere we go – so it’s just gonna be like two different shows, we from two different places.”
When Childish Gambino first rose to prominence in pop culture, many were puzzled by the seemingly familiar face plastered all over the numerous posters for his new album. No, you weren’t seeing things; when he’s not spitting rhymes, Childish Gambino is also a wildly successful actor named Donald Glover. However, this is certainly not a case in which a musician receives renown simply due to their stature as an actor. This is one artist who just happens to be incredibly talented in two different worlds.
Childish Gambino’s newest album “Awaken, My Love!” is finding some love of its own—from some unexpected places. Although NPR doesn’t seem to regularly review rap albums, they recently dropped a glowing review of this latest effort from the actor-turned-rapper.
Although his last album was infused with rapid-fire rhymes, this new one is more laid-back and boasts a kind of seventies vibe. Those who miss the days of funk will totally jive with this album. It is true that this album is influenced by the seventies, but it should be noted that Childish Gambino is definitely putting his own stamp upon the funk scene. He’s not merely copying what others have done before; he’s creating a new type of sound that is distinctly his own, in addition to being completely different from anything he’s done before. In an entertainment world that is full of fakers and people with questionable abilities, this young man has truly emerged as someone special.