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Childish Gambino announces new album, drops new track and teaser video

October 9, 2013
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Childish Gambino has announced a new album, Because The Internet, the followup to 2011's Camp, due out sometime during “winter break.”

The rapper has been hinting at a new release for quite some time and, with the recent announcement of his midseason departure from Community and upcoming staring vehicle on FX, Gambino, who acts under his birth name, Donald Glover, has reinforced a desire to be more proactive with his musical career.

The album announcement came in the form of this teaser video:

Glover also released the full-length audio for the song in the teaser, “Yaphet Kotto (freestyle):”

Gambino is currently only performing intermittent live dates, but is expected to tour more extensively in the near future. His final run on Community will air midseason on NBC.

Written by Philip Obenschain

APTV Nashville Correspondent Born and raised on a steady diet of punk rock and DIY culture in Staunton, Virginia, and now residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Philip Obenschain has spent time as a touring artist, artist manager, and show promoter, and is currently involved in television production and music tech, outside of journalism. In addition to his work at Alt Press and APTV, Philip is the assistant editor at No Country For New Nashville.