Childish Gambino To Write, Executive Produce And Star In New FX Comedy

As reported by Deadline, Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover)will helm a new TV show for FX.

After an industry start in the writing room for NBC’s 30 Rock, Childish Gambino landed a regular spot on the now acclaimed show "Community" in 2009. According to a recent Deadline Report, the rapper/actor/writer will now spearhead a new thirty minute comedy show for TV channel FX, a station that also hosts popular shows like "Sons Of Anarchy," :It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "Louie." The show, which will presumably credit the rapper using his given name, Donald Glover, carries the working title "Atlanta" and will be based to some extent on the city’s music scene. Glover will be writing, executive producing and playing the lead role. He was born in California but raised in Georgia.

While he will continue to play the part of Troy Barnes in "Community’s" fifth season, he will appear in less than half of the season’s 13 episodes, which, Deadline reports, will grant him the freedom to pursue the FX venture.

Glover’s musical success as Childish Gambino, a name culled from a Wu-Tang Clan Name Generator, paralleled his rise as a writer and actor. Although he released music at least as far back as 2005’s The Younger I Get, his more noticed releases began with a slew of independent mixtapes and albums including 2008’s Sick Boi and the two part mixtape I Am Just A Rapper series from 2010. His 2010 release Culdesac and 2011’s charting Camp have been his largest successes to date. The latter album was released via Glassnote Records, Gambino announced his signing to the label at the Los Angeles stop of Rock The Bells in 2011 in an interview with AllHipHop. 

Glover has also put together a number of successful comedy performances including a "Comedy Central Presents" stand-up special and another entitled Weirdo from 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Gambino has continued releasing music including an appearance on Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap mixtape. Some have speculated that he is currently preparing a new album.

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  • Roselle L. Livingston

    my classmate's mom makes $61 hourly on the laptop. She has been without a job for 8 months but last month her check was $15831 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this web site and read more... i challenge anyone to show me a hip hop artist with more classics then birdman jr.

  • M

    he is a talented dude. Still playing Camp regularly

  • Anonymous

    another whack rapper starting to question hip hop dxs knowledge

  • Ruth R. Crow

    like Helen answered I am blown away that a mother can make $5564 in four weeks on the internet. did you see this I went and bought some Alexander Wang after i heard new slaves - goin at Ye's head right durr

  • Jj Turner

    Should be called Stone Mountain. Atlanta don't claim this lame. 30316. East Atlanta.

    • So...

      So you speak for the entire Atlanta aye? Nice try bro I live here. He's loved by the hipsters and even the trap niggas who listen to; Waka, Gucci, Rich Homie Quan, Future, Young Dro and Migos are starting to catch on to him. Even if ATL didn't "claim" him the dude has a mansion in California and a home in Italy, you think he gives a fuck if some low life nigga like you states his hometown doesn't want him. COOL! Shit his bank statement and yours aren't even on the same level.

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