While performing last night at NYC’s 2017 Governor’s Ball, this musician, comedian, and actor dropped a huge bomb, signaling his performance at the annual event would be his last of 2017. Plus, the artist hinted at the end of his six-year music career with his next album being the last.
Any guesses yet? Perhaps knowing which hit original FX series he stars in, titled after the peachy city in Georgia, may clue you in…
Answer: Atlanta. So, if you guessed Childish Gambino (ding ding ding), you’ve got it!
Having dropped three well-received albums over the last six years; with the most recent Awaken, My Love!, Gambino, real name, Donald Glover, blessed the crowd with a few new funky joints off the new LP before admitting a possible retirement.
“Thank you. You’re in my heart. I’ll see you for the last Gambino album.”
After performing “Redbone,” and dropping the bomb, clearly leaving fans confused, he exited the stage. We can only hope that it isn’t true.
If it is, we imagine it’s due to the many hats that he wears, especially since the rising acclaim he and Atlanta have received; i.e. Golden Globe nods and wins.
Plus, he is expected to lend a hand in a new animated series based on Marvel’s Deadpool comic; and landed another role in the upcoming film, Spiderman: Homecoming.
While he hasn’t given a release date for the ‘last’ album, there’s no doubt the project will be everything and more. If this is true, we’re definitely sad to see him hang up the mic.
— a.vert (@Typical_Blackk) June 4, 2017
#PressPlay above to view footage of Childish Gambino perform and announce a possible retirement, plus a live version of “Redbone.”