April 14, 2014
Childish Gambino Disappointed w/ Record Label, Vents on Twitter
In early 2011 comedian, turned actor, turned rapper, Donald Glover began seriously building his music career under his Childish Gambino rap-name. With singles like "Heartbeat" and "Bonfire" already under his belt, Gambino signed with independent record label Glassnote Records prior to the release of his debut project Camp in September 2011.
Two years after that release Gambino's star-power is at an all-time high, boosting his recently released sophomore album 'Because The Internet' to exceed all expectations selling nearly 100,000 copies in the first week of being on sale. After those numbers went public, major labels took notice and tried to sign Gambino. Today, due to an apparently botched "Sweatpants" music video release, the rapper took to Twitter to vent about his frustrations with the label and express his interest in signing to a major label.
"so this sweatpants video and blog was important to us. and it wasnt handled correctly. we were told a lot of things were gonna happen and they were all lies. so im done. someone buy me out of this contract. a lot of people came around after our first week sales. all those people are welcome now. def jam, atlantic, whatever. i dont like record companies. but im not having another project go through this. i said "i know how the internet works tho" my record company laughed on the phone and said "oh really?" dont lie to me. i know im not loud, or outrageous, or a white girl with a big ass, but im fuckin honest. my team is honest. ur not on my team if ur not honest. dont lie to me."
This is a developing story, stay tuned for further details.