1. Will Donald Glover Pause Childish Gambino for the Return of 'Community'?

    July 28, 2014 1:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Community" creator Dan Harmon will "do anything" to get Troy back on the show Related Childish Gambino Slams Label: 'Someone Buy Me Out Of This Contract' Childish Gambino Talks 'because the internet' Album &a ...

  2. Samsung's Milk Music Claims 2M Downloads, Brings Out Iggy Azalea, Chromeo to Celebrate

    July 02, 2014 2:37 PM EDT Samsung brings out a panoply of stars to fete its success. Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, Chromeo, Lady Antebellum and John Legend are among the seven music stars performing their latest singles in a 90-second ad for Samsung’s Milk Music, which ...

  3. Childish Gambino Talks 'because the internet' Album & Staying Honest

    December 03, 2013 12:07 PM EST 0 0 0 The actor/rapper has sold a comedy series, 'Atlanta,' focused on the music biz in his hometown, to FX. In mid-October, Donald Glover worried fans and observers with a series of Instagram photos of handwritten notes that outlined his variou ...

  4. Childish Gambino on Instagram Posts: 'I Definitely Was Just Expressing Myself'

    October 17, 2013 8:01 PM EDT A series of Instagram posts by Donald Glover raised some red flags among his fans earlier this week, but according to the comedian and rapper, who goes by the stagename Childish Gambino in his musical pursuits, he was doing nothing more than venti ...

  5. Childish Gambino Relates Fears, Insecurities in Revelatory Instagram Posts

    October 15, 2013 7:21 PM EDT Community star Donald Glover has some fans concerned after posting a long list of dark ruminations to his Instagram feed on Monday (Oct. 14). Handwritten on Marriott hotel stationery, the seven pages of notes include such fearful admissions as, &q ...

  6. How 20-Year Old Chance The Rapper Has Nearly Every Major Label Chasing Him

    May 01, 2013 1:40 PM EDT In high school, Chance the Rapper was the kid with the backpack full of CDs, hustling in hallways, foisting his latest mixtape on unsuspecting classmates. Now he plays coy in meetings with major labels, biding his time while big numbers and ...

  7. Chance the Rapper Talks 'Acid Rap' Mixtape & Navigating Major Labels

    May 01, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "My plan is to get in people’s face as hard as Chief Keef did, possibly harder." – Chance the Rapper In high school, Chance the Rapper was the kid with the backpack full of CDs, hustling in hallways, foisting his latest mixtape on uns ...

  8. Backbeat: M83 Host Wayne Coyne, Donald Glover and More at Post-Acoustic Christmas Party in LA

    December 13, 2012 9:17 AM EST M83's Anthony Gonzalez and friend (Photo: RonysPB.com/Rony Alwin's Photo Booth) This past weekend, KROQ hosted their 23rd annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert - a two-night show which featured an all-star line up of Jack White, The K ...

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  10. Backbeat: Kanye West Rocks Samsung Galaxy Note II Launch Party With T.I., Jennifer Hudson, Meek Mill

    October 25, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Kanye West took the stage to promote the release of the new Samsung Galaxy Note II at the Skylight at Moynihan Station Wednesday night. (Photo: GettyImages) Last night (Wednesday, Oct. 24) Kanye West performed an hour-long set covering the breadth ...

  11. Backbeat: Fool's Gold's Day Off Party With A-Trak, Danny Brown Plagued by Gate-Storming, Police Shutdown

    September 04, 2012 3:17 PM EDT A-Trak and Fool's Gold staff handle the crowd/police situation sidestage, not long before the event was shut down. (Photo: Devon Maloney) Every year, Fool's Gold takes over the backyard of City Winery in Soho on Labor Day for its Fool� ...

  12. Five Awesome Lollapalooza 2012 Moments

    August 06, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Lollapalooza 2012 lineup was packed with more than 150 rockers, rappers and EDM ravers, who kept crowds rocking in Chicago's Grant Park all weekend long. But as always, there were a few acts who shone above the rest. Here's a look at t ...

  13. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 After the sweltering heat of Friday and the show-halting storm of Saturday, the closing Sunday of Lollapalooza 2012 struck a balance with the sun shining brilliantly on Chicago's Grant Park for the emotional wallop of Florence and the Machine , ...

  14. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks ...

  15. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  16. Tina Fey Raps on Childish Gambino Mixtape: Listen

    July 05, 2012 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Childish Gambino 's latest mixtape has a star-studded hip-hop guest list -- and one surprising MC from the world of the rapper's day job. "30 Rock" multi-hyphenate Tina Fey joins Gambino, AKA NBC colleague Donald Glover, to drop ...

  17. Childish Gambino Sets Up 'Camp,' Previews Mixtape in NYC

    June 27, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The rain could dampen the grounds of New York's Central Park Summerstage, but it wasn't enough to dampen the spirits of a sold-out crowd for Childish Gambino on Monday night (June 25). The slight delay from the rain certainly put the atten ...

  18. Bonnaroo Friday: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    June 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Where you guys sleeping? In a field?" a curious Thom Yorke asked the Radiohead faithful during the band's headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 8). "Do you do that here? I dunno." It was almost like Yorke and co. ...

  19. Mystery Jets, Childish Gambino, Soul Rebels, Los Campesinos! and Nero Tour Information

    June 07, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Jet sets: Despite the recent departure of bassist Kai Fish, English psychedelic rockers Mystery Jets are ­flying high in support of fourth album "Radlands" (Rough Trade). Following several dates in Europe, the band will touch down states ...

  20. Tributes For Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch Pour In: Russell Simmons, Rev Run, Bill Adler, More

    May 04, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter and other sites in tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away earlier today. We've collected a few below. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Fa ...

  21. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performing at Coachella (Getty) If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the curre ...

  22. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the current state of indie rock, with fresh faces and much-ballyhooed ...

  23. Coachella 2012: 12 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    April 14, 2012 1:03 PM EDT More than the dry wit of Pulp, Swedish punk of Refused or the trippy pyrotechnics of Swedish House Mafia, the opening day of the opening weekend of Coachella 2012 belonged to Mother Nature. With drops of rain plunking down upon the Indio, Calif. P ...

  24. Childish Gambino: 'J. Cole and Drake are Way Cooler Than Me'

    November 13, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop may be more emotionally available than ever, but Donald Glover, who's best-known for his role on NBC's hit sitcom "Community" and who raps under the name Childish Gambino , still considers himself an outsider. " J. C ...

  25. Uncharted Territory: Strange Talk Goes Viral; Childish Gambino Signs to Glassnote

    September 09, 2011 1:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oh, Internet, you bastion of hope, you propeller of bourgeoning bands into the upper echelon of the cyber-sphere! Taking the coveted No. 1 spot here on Uncharted this week is not DJ Bl3nd or Traphik --instead, it's indie pop band Strange Talk w ...

  26. Childish Gambino Signs with Glassnote Records

    September 06, 2011 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Donald Glover from NBC comedy series "Community" shocked the Internet the week before last when he told AllHipHop.com that he, under his rap moniker Childish Gambino , had signed with indie label Glassnote Records (Phoenix, Mumford & S ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Xtina & Adele Hang Out, AC/DC Launch Wine Line

    August 16, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adele & Christina Aguilera Hang in L.A. It was a collision of diva power, as Christina Aguilera and Adele spent time together backstage at Adele's show at The Gr ...

  28. Best Coast Premieres Drew Barrymore-Directed, Star-Studded Video

    August 02, 2011 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The latest collaboration from SoCal indie princess Bethany Cosentino (aka, Best Coast leader) doesn't involve Wavves , Weezer's Rivers Cuomo or Snacks the Cat , but someone a bit less predictable: Drew Barrymore. Best Coast and Barrymore t ...

  29. Music Stars Talk Career Longevity - Presented by Stride

    Music Stars Talk Career Longevity - Presented by Stride

    June 21, 2011 9:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Artists including Charlie Daniels, Les Claypool, Carrie Underwood, Wiz Khalifa, Donald Glover, Aziz Ansari and many more discuss the secret to career longevity, and tell us about the artists that inspire them. donald glover , Carrie Underwood , Wide ...

  30. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    June 12, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem , Mumford and Sons , and Wiz Khalifa led the list of must-see performances at Bonnaroo 2011 on Saturday (June 11) but there was a ton to see everywhere you looked, from parades to pyrotechnics. The Manchester, TN fest's third day kept th ...

  31. Bonnaroo: 10 Things Seen & Heard Thursday

    June 10, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 10th annual Bonaroo festival kicked on Thursday night in Manchester, TN with enthusiastic crowds, sweltering temperatures and hot sets from a host of buzzworthy indie and hip-hop acts, including Twin Shadow , the Walkmen , Deerhunter , J. Cole , ...

  32. Uncharted Territory: Diyar Pala Holds Strong, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Debut

    May 06, 2011 11:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Traphik and DJ BL3ND keep making it look easy. With all the hype and online activity buzzing around their mixes and videos, the two Southern Californians reign supreme on Uncharted , BL3ND at No. 1 and Traphik close behind. The former reeled in a st ...

  33. Uncharted Territory: DJ BL3ND Still On Top, Childish Gambino and Zaz Debut

    May 01, 2011 9:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Another week, another Uncharted ranking. A decent handful of newbies and several surprise shuffles make this week's chart one worth discussing. It's no surprise that DJ BL3ND and Traphik continue their strangleholds on the top two position ...

  34. LCD Soundsystem Bids Final Farewell at Madison Square Garden

    April 03, 2011 11:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last night, LCD Soundsystem gave their final farewell concert at Madison Square Garden to a sold-out crowd, most donning the black-and-white attire the band proposed on its website when it announced its departure on February 5. Supported by New York ...

  35. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Saturday

    March 20, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 And that's a wrap! SXSW 2011 ended with some surprise appearances (Diddy, Bon Iver), scary performances (DFA 1979, Trash Talk) and everything in between. Check out 10 things Billboard.com saw and overheard on the last day of the festival: SXSW ...

  36. SXSW: 10 Things Seen & Overheard Wednesday

    March 17, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Whether you enjoy Raphael Saadiq's killer sets or Mischa Barton spottings, there was a ton of fun, wacky experiences to soak in yesterday (Mar. 17) at the 2011 SXSW festival. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in Austin yesterday: SX ...

  37. Wiz Khalifa, Two Door Cinema Club Win Big At mtvU Woodie Awards

    March 17, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa won the night's top prize at mtvU's raucous -- and mercifully brief -- Woodie Awards Wednesday night (Mar. 16) in Austin, while the Foo Fighters , Sleigh Bells and Two Door Cinema Club rocked the crowd and emerging rap stars Li ...

  38. 'Community' Actor Donald Glover Shows Off Rap Skills on 'Freaks and Geeks'

    February 28, 2011 3:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Donald Glover may be best known as QB-in-recovery Troy Barnes on NBC comedy "Community," but the actor/writer/comedian is adding another slash to his title: Rapper. Glover has been playing the rap game for some time already, going by the n ...