Now, the header for this piece is something seemingly most people have known for a while but hey, cut me some slack, I'm slow at discovering new things. Seeking out the unfamiliar takes a lot of working up to, y'know? Over the last week and a bit I've been introduced to the multi-talented aspects of the man who we'll all soon see as young Lando and god damn, he's got a lot going on, and all of it is brilliant.
Now this isn't an article about how much of a crush I have on the guy, not entirely anyway, or how jealous I am of his varied and diverse career. In fact, I'm not sure why I'm writing this, maybe I'm hoping I can enlighten the one other person who doesn't realise all the cool things Donald Glover is up to. Not only can he soon be seen as Landon Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, taking over the role from Billy Dee Williams from the original trilogy, but he also stars as Earn Marks in Atlanta, with the second season of the show having recently released. So, he's a successful actor? Sure is, You probably remember him recently too for his brief cameo in the MCU in Spider-Man Homecoming as the guy Spidey webbed to the car. I did forgot to mention, he doesn't just star in Atlanta. He created the show and is the lead writer and executive producer! I hear you, he really needs to stop showing the rest of us up.
It doesn't end there though. Not only is Donald Glover an actor, writer, and director, but he's also a successful hip hop artist who performs under the alias Childish Gambino. The most recent music video of his, This is America, recently broke 100m views on YouTube with its social commentary on the current state of affairs in America when it comes to gun crime, discrimination, entertainment privileges and the social food chain, just to name a few injustices he tackles. So, despite him being a passionate and busy creative, you're probably hoping I talk about his flaws, right? Maybe he kicks puppies in his downtime. It'd sure make us feel a little bit better about ourselves, wouldn't it? Sorry, I've got nothing. He's also pretty funny.
So, there you go. The multiple talented Donald Glover. If, like me, you had no idea, now you do. I sincerely request you check his work out and I challenge you not to like at least one of his ventures. What is your favourite Donald Glover content? Comment below or tweet us @ghoulishent.
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