Interview: Childish Gambino Talks New Album, Weed Vs. Wax, And Eating Mushrooms With Azealia Banks

After a recent Instagram confessional, Hollywood vet Donald Glover aka @childishness seemed more emo emcee than Community comic. But media speculation that his dark musings were a sign of depression didn’t overshadow his new project’s promo — the 30-year-old actor turned rapper was all smiles when he announced that his sophomore album Because The Internet would drop December 10th.

VIBE caught up with the NYU-educated funnyman and communed about his already-anticipated LP, abrupt Community departure, and Atlanta, the music-themed sitcom he’s producing for FX. After addressing the blog buzz, he discusses a different kind of buzz , weighs in on the weed versus wax debate and reveals what he likes to do with Azealia Banks. Peep the pow wow above and below.