Saturday night, Childish Gambino performed at the Governor’s Ball, and he may have hinted at the end of his musical career.
It was at the close of his performance that Gambino, born Donald Glover, briefly stated, “I’ll see you for the last Gambino album,” before walking off the stage.
Naturally, we’re a bit confused.
Glover’s career does go beyond the mic as he is also a successful actor and producer, with his most recognizable feat being his creation of FX series Atlanta for which he won a Golden Globe.
He is known for his role as Troy in the Emmy-nominated Community (2009-2015), and is also slated to appear in the next Spiderman film, the upcoming remake of The Lion King, and will also have a hand in writing and producing Marvel’s forthcoming Deadpool animated series.
So, it’s safe to say that the rising star has quite a bit on his plate, and falling back from the music is a pretty logical decision.
This next project will be his fourth in a catalog that includes the albums Camp (“Bonfire”, “Heartbeat”), the Gold-certified Because The Internet (“3005″, “Sweatpants”), and the most recent Awaken My Love! (“Redbone”).
With such success, both critical and cultural, you can see why it’ll be hard to bid farewell to Childish.