Childish Gambino Covers Complex



I wasn’t sure how to post about this on Pigeons & Planes. I thought about passing it on and having someone else do it, but I guess this makes more sense.

I wrote a cover story for Complex. It’s on Childish Gambino. I don’t do a lot of interviews because I have social anxiety, but I couldn’t pass up this opportunity—Donald Glover is too interesting of a person. Sitting with Donald talking about Kurt Cobain and fucked up Internet videos was an enlightening experience. I mean that.

In the past five years of my life, I’ve thought about the Internet a lot. It’s the reason I have a job, how I find most of the new stuff I love, where I spend most of my time, and it’s probably affected me (both positively and negatively) more than any one force in the universe over the past decade. It sounds a little pathetic to admit that, but it’s true.

That being said, I’ve never talked to someone who has so drastically changed my outlook on the Internet. We all know how the Internet has affected business and connected the world, but Donald Glover’s perspective puts things in the context of the human experience. The story is about Donald Glover and his new album, but it’s also about being young and navigating a very confusing modern world.


  • Ian Stonebrook

    Great job man, that story was awesome. Really enjoyed reading that, you’ve got a ton of talent.

  • PigsAndPlans

    thank you!

  • NerdyDillinger

    Great read. Definitely love the insight into what makes a true artist tick.

  • hop

    hey i’ve been following this site well before you guys became part of the complex network. I love the selection of music and features you guys do. Congrats on the feature, you deserve it!

  • cmonson

    very very good, really enjoyed this!

  • youngertwinftw

    seriously awesome story, really well written and a great read. You have a lot to be proud of, keep on doing what you’re doing.

  • Mack

    Thats why they pay you the big bucks con

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