Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, is an aspiring comedian, actor and rapper.
Glover started making a name for himself by portraying a college student named Troy Barnes in NBC’s TV series Community. His very first studio album was released at the end of 2011 and he used his stage name Childish Gambino for it. However, long before the album hit the market and long before Gambino started his musical career Glover has had his stage name engraved in his mind. Somewhere during his sophomore year at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from where he graduated in 2006, Glover and some of his friends found a Wu-Tang Clan name generator. The group of friends had fun while reading out loud their new generated names.
However, when Glover saw his one, which read Childish Gambino, he thought it wasn’t funny. From that moment on he knew he would use the name for something big. And if a second studio album isn’t something big for an aspiring rapper, then what is?