‘Because the Internet’: online fame gives Donald Glover the feels

Donald Glover — otherwise known as the rapper Childish Gambino — is a particularly potent kind of celebrity today. He’s certainly prolific: having gotten his big break writing for 30 Rock, he followed that up with standup specials, a celebrated role as Troy Barnes on NBC’s Community, and a string of rap albums that culminated in 2011’s Camp, his first studio release. However, he also manages to balance his free-wheeling creative life with a sizeable digital footprint: He tweets in torrents. He does guest appearances on podcasts as disparate as The Nerdist and Rosenberg Radio. He has performed in numerous viral videos with the DERRICKcomedy troupe. The list goes on.

So it was surprising that the actor all but vanished from the…

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