• Childish Gambino is the rap moniker for actor Donald Glover, who used to write for the TV show 30 Rock and broke into the mainstream with a starring role on the show Community. He says he got his rap name from a rap name generator he found on the internet.

    This song was the first single from his major label debut, Camp. It debuted on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show in New York City on September 17, 2012.
  • On October 31, 2011, Childish Gambino performed his major label debut Camp in its entirely at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY. The next day, the album was made available for pre-order on iTunes and the video for "Bonfire" was made available on the rapper's website and on YouTube.
  • Gambino says likes making videos and likes that it's all about telling a story. He's especially fond of the video for this song, which he calls "freaky and weird and a definite story."


Be the first to comment...

Millie JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Outrageously gifted and just plain outrageous, Millie is an R&B and Rap innovator.

Shaun Morgan of SeetherSongwriter Interviews

Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.

Emilio Castillo from Tower of PowerSongwriter Interviews

Emilio talks about what it's like to write and perform with the Tower of Power horns, and why every struggling band should have a friend like Huey Lewis.

Sending Out An SOS - Distress Signals In SongsSong Writing

Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.

Thomas DolbySongwriter Interviews

He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.

Jonathan Cain of JourneySongwriter Interviews

Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."