Quickie Post: Clapping for the Wrong Reasons

Following the recent teaser, Donald Glover has officially released the full version of his short film, Clapping for the Wrong Reasons. Throughout the film you will hear snippets of what sounds like upcoming music from Childish Gambino. And, you will see many familiar faces such as Trinidad James, Chance the Rapper, and Danielle Fishel (aka Topagana to us 90’s kids) just to name a few.

As we’ve recently heard and discussed, Donald Glover is sacrificing his role as Troy Barnes on the NBC comedy series Community in order to fully commit his time to music, which is evident throughout the film.  Clapping for the Wrong Reasons pretty much helps us, as consumers, visualize “the day in the life of…”. People assume that those in the music industry have glamorous lives, but all the glitz and glamor cannot eclipse reality.

What’s your opinion on the film? Should Donald Glover completely dismiss Troy Barnes for Childish Gambino?



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