December 7, 2013 16:44
Childish Gambino releases screenplay alongside new album
'Because The Internet' comes alongside a 72 page script inspired by the record
The rapper - real name Donald Glover - has published the script online at becausetheinter.net/. The screenplay has been inspired by the songs on the LP, which also soundtrack the script, and mini film clips have been embedded into the document.
Childish Gambino's second album, 'Because The Internet', is released on December 9. The album, which will feature 19 tracks, including collaborations with Chance The Rapper and Azealia Banks, is the follow-up to his 2011 debut LP 'Camp'.
The rapper recently tweeted about leaking the song 'Telegraph Ave' online and also expressed his dismay at the fact blogs hosting the track were being asked to remove the song. He wrote: "blogs are getting notices for posting my songs. fuck web sheriffs. post my music it everywhere. my music is/should be free."
In October Childish Gambino posted a hand-written seven-page letter on Instagram listing his anxieties and desires for his new album. The rapper, comedian and former Community actor detailed a list of fears, saying he's scared that "people hate who I really am" and that people would find out "what I masturbate to". Most surprising of all, however, was his admission that he "didn't leave Community to rap" and how he "doesn't want to rap".
He later explained the letter in an interview with NME, insisting: "I'm not having a personality crisis, more like a personality burst." He also confirmed that he is not actually giving up his music career - but simply objects to calling himself a "rapper". He continued: "I just don't like the term 'rapper'. It exists but I'm definitely not a rapper. Rap is all balances of coolness and who can do the most with just their bravado. I don't have that. That's not my game. I'm not going to make certain things 'cool'. But it means that I am going where rappers can't go."
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