Childish Gambino became Stylish Gambino over the weekend when Donald Glover attended Beyoncé's Renaissance release party in what can only be described as a lewk. The actor-writer-rapper turned up to the bash, held at the Times Square Edition hotel in New York City on Friday, August 5, in a merman-ish mesh bodysuit, gray-green satin jacket, and cashmere hiking boots from Loro Piana, per GQ. We knew Young Lando Calrissian had style, but this is another level. He completed the look with flawless winged eyeliner, a couple chains and…ski goggles.
Donald Glover Wore Loro Piana Hiking Boots and a Mesh Bodysuit to Beyoncé’s Album Release Party, Because What Else Are You Gonna Wear to Beyoncé's Album Release Party?
Even if you’re a famous person with a jam-packed social calendar, the opportunity to attend a Beyoncé album release party only comes along so often. What’s more, the party in question was for a Beyoncé album full of dance music of all kinds, from Chicago house to ’70s disco—an album that has the very notion of party baked into it. Happily, when many famous people gathered in New York City on Friday night to fete Renaissance, Bey’s seventh studio album—and, consequently, her seventh studio album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart—Donald Glover did not squander the opportunity.
Black Party on His New Album, Bringing Early Soundcloud Energy Back, and Making Music With Donald Glover
When Arkansas-born musician Black Party (born Malik Flint) released his last album, he was in the thick of his 20s, enjoying life in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles. It’s now 2022, Flint is a 29-year-old father. His third solo album, Hummingbird, isn’t the same kind of cloudless day soundtrack as 2019’s Endless Summer. Instead it’s an eclectic mix of tones and textures, opening with the endearingly quirky “Blues” and featuring everything from nimble, combine ladder drill raps (“B.O.M.B.”), kaleidoscope psychedelia (“I Love You More Than You Know”), and a steamy love song set against the backdrop of the looming apocalypse (“WW3”).
If I could use one word to describe Donald Glover, (who goes by Childish Gambino on stage), it would be "intentional." After writing for 30 Rock, establishing a rap career, starring in NBC's Community, and creating FX's Atlanta, it's safe to say Glover accomplishes nearly whatever he puts his mind to. But he's also highly intentional in the realm of his impact on the planet. Green Matters spoke with Donald Glover on sustainable fashion and self care over the phone on behalf of Genexa.
It's roughly been roughly a week since Beyoncé dropped Renaissance. I know, it's crazy, right?. It feels like it's easily been a month since Beyoncé graced the world with her confident disco hits and ballroom-worthy bops. Like the Bey Hive, I haven't been able to stop listening to Renaissance myself ("Alien Superstar" is my fave right now).
Donald Glover has heard the online criticism from some Black fans of Atlanta and is fed up. At a Television Critics’ Association panel this week, the creator and star of the hit FX show addressed claims, among others, that Atlanta — especially the recently-concluded Season 3 — is written for the white gaze, while indicating he was done with “the culture.”
Click here to read the full article. Much of the FX series “Atlanta” has been about exposing the performativity of white “woke” advocacy — but Donald Glover’s experimental show has not been immune to criticisms that it’s only for white people. During the ongoing summer Television Critics’ Association press tour, creator/star Glover defended the series against those very criticisms, saying that he does this “shit for the people.” “I do a lot of this shit for the people,” Glover said. “So if you’re sitting there being like, ‘Oh, this is misogynoir,’ I’m wondering why you think that and why you think I...
"I kind of feel like I’m a little through with the culture, personally."
Donald Glover rejects criticism that ‘Atlanta’ “isn’t for Black people”: “I feel this is such a Black show”
Donald Glover has rejected the criticism that his comedy-drama series Atlanta “isn’t for Black people”. The show, which airs on FX in the US and Disney+ in the UK, follows college dropout Earnest “Earn” Marks (Glover) and rapper Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) as they navigate an otherworldly version of the Atlanta rap scene. The series also stars Lakeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz.
For many Black creatives, criticisms from within the Black community are often the hardest to take. While Donald Glover has won praise and awards for his genre-defying FX show Atlanta, he's not immune to accusations that it's "only for white people." "I do a lot of this s--- for the...
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Watch: Malia Obama Joins Donald Glover's Writing Team. Donald Glover is blocking out the criticism. Over the years, the Atlanta creator has been repeatedly criticized for his depiction of the Black community and Black women in the FX series, with people saying that he isn't Black enough to understand these struggles. But for Donald, it isn't as simple as people make it out to be.
Donald Glover has one last thing to say. FX's Atlanta has set a premiere date for the fourth and final season: Thursday, Sept. 15, the network announced Tuesday. In the series' final chapter, Earn (Donald Glover), Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles (Brian Tyree Henry), Darius (LaKeith Stanfield) and Van (Zazie Beetz) are back in their hometown. But the question is, has Atlanta changed, or have they? Donald previewed the upcoming final season during a virtual Television Critics Association press tour panel on Tuesday, revealing that the theme he and the writers landed was an amalgamation of their six-year journey with the comedy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Glover warned his fellow writers from the first day on “Atlanta” that the show would get canceled for what it was going to attempt. The buzzy FX series won Emmys and drew praise for its social commentary and experimentation that pushed boundaries when it debuted in 2016. The show begins its fourth and final season on Sept. 15. The premiere includes two episodes of the 10-episode season.
Click here to read the full article. In the lead-up to the fourth and final season of Atlanta, Donald Glover made a rare public appearance to discuss the show during a virtual press conference for the Television Critics Association. Along with fielding celebratory questions about the legacy of the series, its creator was also asked to respond to criticism from Black fans who have suggested, mostly via online conversations, that the series leaned on anti-Black sentiments and misogynoir at times in favor of capturing white audiences. “A lot of the Black criticism bothers me only because it sounds like Black people...
There’s a reason why FX’s hit comedy-drama series Atlanta continues to receive rave reviews. Aside from the show’s hilarious dialogue, Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover’s masterpiece sheds light on relatable content along with controversial topics — from the infamous rendition of the Soho Karen incident to making it as a rapper in the hip-hop world. As a result, Atlanta has served up a hearty serving of realness with comedic flair.
Donald Glover has responded to criticisms that his comedy Atlanta is “only for white people”.The show, which airs on FX in the US and Disney+ in the UK, follows college dropout and music manager Earnest “Earn” Marks (Glover) and rapper Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) as they navigate a bizarre, seemingly otherworldly version of the Atlanta rap scene.The show uses a surreal, unconventional type of storytelling to examine themes of racism, whiteness, existentialism and modern African-American culture.Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel on Tuesday (2 August), via Entertainment Weekly, Glover said: “I feel this is such a Black...
The final season arrives next month