Childish Gambino – Live At Splendour In The Grass – 2014 – July 25, 2014 – Triple J Radio, Australia –
Starting off the week with something a little different – Childish Gambino, live at the Splendour In The Grass Festival 2014 at Byron Bay, Australia on the first night, July 25th and recorded by Triple-J Radio.
Triple J is one of Australia’s premier New Music outlets, and they did a sensational job recording and preserving Splendour In The Grass for posterity. Last night, if you’ll remember, we had Courtney Barnett who played on the closing night. Now it’s opening night.
Childish Gambino is just one facet of Donald Glover’s ever-growing career as a comedian, actor, writer, and director. After getting his rap moniker from an online Wu-Tang name generator, Glover started self-releasing his early mixtapes in 2008, while writing for the comedy series “30 Rock.” He starred in the cult show “Community” and landed a Comedy Central stand-up special before releasing his 2011 debut studio album, Camp, a pop-rap project mired with overzealous one-liners. He finally found his musical identity with his third record, 2016’s “Awaken My Love!”—which cast aside rapping for heavy nods to Parliament-Funkadelic and Sly Stone. The same year, he premiered his award-winning comedy series “Atlanta,” cementing his position as a new pop-culture mogul.
Following several independently released albums and mixtapes, Glover signed with Glassnote Records in 2011. He released his first studio album, Camp, on November 15, 2011, to generally positive reviews. His second studio album, Because the Internet, was released on December 10, 2013. Glover’s third album, “Awaken, My Love!”, was released on December 2, 2016, spawning the single “Redbone”, which peaked at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually earned him a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance. In May 2018, Glover released the song and music video “This Is America”, which debuted at number-one on the Hot 100. The song won four Grammy Awards at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Music Video. In early July 2018, Glover’s EP Summer Pack was released which included the Grammy nominated Best R&B Song song “Feels Like Summer”. In 2017, Glover was listed as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by TIME magazine.
’nuff said – hit the play button and crank it up. And like the Barnett concert, this one gets a little chatty between songs, but it’s not nearly as annoying as it could be.