Childish Gambino

Because the Internet

October 22nd, 2013

Childish Gambino sings about how he opens his home to his ‘friends’ and provides them with drugs, alcohol and a good time. Even though he’s surrounded by his ‘friends’ he doesn’t feel very secure. “Got a house full of homies, why I feel so the opposite?” He thinks that if he were gone they’d miss his money more than him. “Cause when them checks clear, they're not here.” He’s afraid of being alone so he’ll let his ‘friends’ stay around. “Fuck these other niggas, I'll be right by your side Till 3005."

Did you know?

  • The song has peaked at number 11 on the UK R&B and the US Hot Rap Songs, number 19 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and 70 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • David Drake of Complex stated that "3005" is a hit record, with a huge, dreamily transcendent hook.
  • The song's lyric video depicts Gambino webcamming with porn star Abella Anderson as they flirt back and forth with each other, with Gambino typing the song's lyrics. Eventually, Anderson strips down to her underwear as the video ends.
  • Donald McKinley Glover was born September 25, 1983 on Edwards Air Force Base, California and is also known by his stage name Childish Gambino.
  • His father is a retired postal worker and his mother is a retired daycare provider. His parents were also foster parents and Jehovah's Witnesses.
  • He first came to attention for his work with Derrick Comedy and subsequently became a writer for the NBC comedy series 30 Rock.
  • He is perhaps best known for his role as college student Troy Barnes on the NBC series Community.
  • Glover graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in dramatic writing in 2006, after attending DeKalb School of the Arts and Lakeside High School
  • Glover's stage name, Childish Gambino, came from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator.
  • On March 14, 2012, several dates on the CAMP tour were postponed due to a fractured foot Donald Glover suffered on March 10, while performing in Tampa, Florida.