I must admit that I didn’t know anything about Donald Glover or his musical persona, Childish Gambino, until he hosted Saturday Night Live last week. The talented writer, comic, actor, singer and New York University alumnus is on the cusp of superstardom. This past week he released the most provocative song and music video of the year: This is America. The video, which has been analyzed and viewed almost 100 million times in a week, uses surrealism to comment on America’s growing indifference to violence and social injustice. Glover will next star in Solo: A Star Wars Movie, and will be the voice of Simba in the remake of the Lion King. This guy is putting a dent in the universe.
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