- by Variance Staff
- April 15, 2012
Ahead of this past weekend's Coachella festival (Round 1), Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, revisited the debate with his team about when to put out his new mixtape. "We were discussing on the bus whether or not to release it in a couple of hours," the 28-year-old actor-rapper, told Rolling Stone shortly before his performance. Glover opted against releasing the tape during the fest – and at press time, it has yet to hit the Web – but he says it's only a matter of time before he drops his new material. "It will be coming out extremely soon," Glover says. "Like, extremely soon."
Glover is best known for his role as Troy Barnes on NBC's Community, but he's also developed a legion of new-school hip-hop fans thanks to his debut album, Camp, released last year through the indie label Glassnote. According to Glover, the new mixtape will further expand his musical horizons. "Mixtapes are experiments," says Glover, who recorded 25 tracks for the project. "Music is like weightlifting. I really want to get good and better at it, so I'm taking this as a dance with the audience."