Donald Glover has confirmed that he will be retiring his Wu-Tang Generator rap moniker, Childish Gambino after one last project.
Glover shared the news during a Q&A at 60th Annual Grammy Awards this past Sunday (January 28). The rapper, singer, actor, and writer had just won Best Traditional R&B performance for “Redbone” off the critically-acclaimed album Awaken, My Love! – which received a Grammy nod for Album of the Year. The triple-threat was very welcoming of the idea of laying the name to rest because it evokes the power of endings.
“I’m making more project right now,” said Glover. “But I like endings. I think they’re important to progress. I think that if a lot of things had death clauses in them, we wouldn’t have a lot of problems in the world. To be honest. So, I think endings are good ’cause they force things to get better.”
While fans wait for the next album, season two of Donald Glover’s hit FX series Atlanta is scheduled to premiere in March. The enigmatic talent will be playing Simba in the Live action remake of The Lion King alongside Beyonce (Nala), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar) and many other huge Hollywood names. The Migos even joked about wanting to portray the role of the hyenas.