Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino Drops Brilliant New Video on SNL, Goes Straight to Number 1


In the middle of all the agita going on about Kanye West, his crazy interviews, Tweets, bad music, nutty ideas about music and fashion comes–

Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino. He hosted “SNL” last night and performed, was absolutely terrific. He dropped a new video called “This Is America” that is at once brutal and elegant.

“This is America” has gone straight to number 1 on iTunes. He knows: Glover is ‘in the zone.’ Hi show, “Atlanta,” is way above everything else. Even his other video on “SNL” — a mash up send up of “A Quiet Place” and Kanye West’s recent craziness, called “A Kanye Place” was so trenchant that Kanye himself re-Tweeted it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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