Every time I saw a movie or Disney movies or heard your voices or saw you, I was like ‘oh, magic is from people.‘ We’re the ones who kind of, in a weird way, tell a story or a lie to children so they do stuff that we never thought was possible,” he continued. “My dad used to tell me every day ‘you can do anything you want‘ and I remember thinking as a kid in first grade, ‘You’re lying to me.‘ But now I do stuff, and he’s like ‘I didn’t think that was possible.‘
He started of as a writer for 30 Rock (yes, the TV show —for which he earned an Emmy Award), as well as doing standup.
Later, he put that aside to start a music career, in hip-hop. This lead to an underrated debut album, followed by a highly-acclaimed sophomore. Just before Christmas, Glover/Gambino, released his third album “Awaken, My Love” — leaving hip-hop for a funkier vibe. I would highly recommend it.
While recording this album, Glover also worked on a long-standing project he’s produced with his friends: a new TV surrealist comedy called “Atlanta“. Just like his latest album, Atlanta is ‘woke‘, unique, funny on its own term, and just great entertainment.
This leads to today’s quote: two weeks ago, at the Golden Globes ceremony, Glover and his team won the award for Best TV Series. Later on, Glover took the time to discuss the value of enternainment, from which the quote above was taken from.
“Donald Glover and the Responsibility to Make Magic Again” [≠]