Childish Gambino announced for W.I.L.D.

| Senior News Editor

Based on the results of a fall survey, Social Programming Board has announced that rap artist Childish Gambino will be headlining spring W.I.L.D. on Friday, April 25.

Childish Gambino is the stage name of actor and comedian Donald Glover. As an actor, Glover is best known for his role as Troy Barnes on the show “Community.”

Childish Gambino has been rapping since his time in college at New York University, releasing his first studio album in 2011. He is currently on tour in the U.S. promoting his 2013 album “Because the Internet.”

Glover was last on the Washington University campus in 2011, when he performed at the spring comedy show. At the end of that comedy show, Glover performed his Childish Gambino song “Freaks and Geeks.”

“[Childish Gambino] was, without a doubt, the most requested [artist] from the students,“ W.I.L.D. Director and sophomore JJ Linn said. “It is our job, really, to provide what the students want. And we were very proud that we were able to get him, and we think it’s going to be an amazing show.”

The second-most popular choice on the fall survey was British band Bastille. An opener for the concert has not yet been announced, but SPB stated that the second performer would not be a hip-hop artist.

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