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- Posted on Nov 15th 2011 11:48AM by Dan Reilly
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Glover's charm was on display when he dropped by our New York offices for an In House interview with our hip-hop/R&B sister site The Boombox. While answering questions about his new album, 'Camp,' he explained why he doesn't take on a different attitude when he's rapping as Childish Gambino.
"I think it's important for the comedy to come through in my music just 'cause No.1, that's who I am," he said. "I'm very silly, kinda jokey person even when things are serious, like when people die. I've always been the silly person to find the irony in a situation. That's just how I handle stress.
"Also I think it's important, nobody wants to see this guy they know, acting or being a comedian, then be like, 'I'm a rapper,' and when I rap, I shoot babies in the head. No one wants that. They want the same person. That's why it never works. When people are like actors can't be musicians and musicians can't be actors, what they really mean is that they don't want to see two different people. I'm not trying to be a different person. When I rap, I rap about real stuff. I know people won't say I'm lying and full of BS. I rap about it in a silly way because that's how I am. I always try to be authentic. Even in my comedy."
Click the link above to hear Childish Gambino's 'Camp,' and head over to The BoomBox to watch the video of Glover's In House interview and to read the full Q&A.