"If I don’t make a Chance the Rapper mixtape, a bunch of 14-year-olds will kick my ass.”
That new Chano and Gambino joint effort may soon be on the way.
At least that's what Donald Glover is leading us to believe after a very interesting backstage interview during this year's Emmy Awards. While the night proved to be prosperous for the multi-hyphenate as he walked away with two trophies for his work on his FX television series Atlanta, he also dropped of a golden snippet of information on the development of the previously-teased joint mixtape with Chance The Rapper.
“I don’t ever want to do anything because I’m forced to,” Glover began when responding to a question on whether or not he would continue to do music in light of his on-screen success. “I feel like when you do that, things start to get bad and you jump the shark. Also, I feel like if I don’t make a Chance the Rapper mixtape, like double mixtape, a bunch of 14-year olds are going to kick my ass. They stop me on the street and it’s kind of scary. Youth scares me. So, I feel like I got to do something. I probably will.”
That’s reassuring news coming from Donald, who one stated that he’d be hanging up his musical alter ego of Childish Gambino. He’d later go on to presumably recant on the notion in an interview on BBC Radio, and Sunday night’s latest press conference seemed to double down on his reluctance to call it quits on the music.
Outside of the music, however, he’s flourished, nabbing his first two Emmy awards on Sunday night, one for Outstanding Director of a Comedy Series, bcoming the first black director to do so, and a second for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Atlanta has already received the green light on a sophomore season and will resume filming for season 2 at the top of 2018 while Glover films for his role as a young Lando Calrissian on the forthcoming Han Solo spinoff Star Wars film in the meantime.
As for Chance, the Chicago-bred rapper also appeared at the 69th iteration of the awards ceremony, lending a guest verse on host Stephen Colbert’s opening number. Catch Glover's comments at the 5:15-minute marker below.