Childish Gambino Drops New Album Title And Song Snippet

Childish Gambino today announced the title to his first album since his 2011 debut, Camp (Glassnote Records). The sophomore release will be called Because The Internet, and the announcement came along with a trailer that teases a new song, where Gambino addresses the criticism of his acting career and his forays into hip-hop, among other things.

“Headlines sayin’ he leavin’ to be a rapper / When niggas sayin’ it’s dumb that he eatin’ off of his actin’ / I mean who the fuck wanna be a rapper? It’s stupid,” he raps on the track preview, embedded above. The album is scheduled to drop “winter break,” so it could be coming at us before the year is out.

Gambino’s been busy with a number of projects while he gears up for his new album, dropping the single “Centipede” earlier this summer and hopping on a track with Jhené Aiko, titled “Bed Peace,” earlier last month. He also debuted a 25-minute short film in August, Clapping For The Wrong Reasons, and is reportedly working on the concept for his own television show on FX.