Listen to Donald Glover Own His Roots as a Nerd on The Juan Epstein Radio Show

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Image via iamdonald on Tumblr

Donald Glover continued promotion for his Childish Gambino project with a visit to The Juan Epstein radio show. His second album, Because the Internet, is due out in December. Read some quotes below and stream the entire interview below:

On losing his virginity:

I lost my virginity junior year of college, I was 21…I was awkward, and I was raised Jehovah’s Witness so I thought sex was bad, I thought I was going to go to hell, and get AIDS immediately.

On being honest:

I feel like…I don’t have a wife, I don’t have a kids, but…I see rappers and I’m like, I know that’s fake. I know how much you make, this is all bullshit. But people are buying into it, and you shouldn’t have that power. I’m legit trying to make honest moves so that all of us can grow. I want to make a show where my sister can work on and become a producer because she can’t get in, no one’s leting her. I want to make things where people can actually grow. A place where people can actually be honest.

On wanting to make pop:

I don’t want to be niche…I want to be as big as I can be. This album is not a rap album, I want to make pop. I don’t mean pop like Katy Perry, and I love that, I’ll play that shit at my wedding, but…Peter Gabriel’s pop, Hall & Oates was pop…but I want it to be real.

  • edforp

    Um, Juan Epstein is a fictional character, this is the Rosenberg and Cipha sounds podcast, titled Juan Epstein.

  • Sam H

    Um, congratulations on your vast knowledge of podcasts. That makes me see this post in a completely different light.

  • larae_is_bored

    relax sam, dont be so agro…

  • Jack Pullin

    Donald is a huge inspiration of mine, thank you for this incredible and down to earth interview.

  • russel

    But…Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t believe in a hell fire doctrine.

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