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Childish Gambino releases first single '3005,' official date for new album: Listen

'Community' star wrote that his label didn't want to release his new album in December

<p>Childish Gambino</p>

Childish Gambino

Actor turned rapper Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino has released the first single, "3005," off his sophomore album "Because The Internet," which his label today announced will be out Dec. 10.

"3005" lives up to its name with futuristic synths and heavy bass, over which Glover raps and sings romantic verses in a style similar to Drake. In typical Childish Gambino fashion, it's incredibly catchy and references his party lifestyle.

Earlier this month, the release date for "Because The Internet" seemed murky after Glover posted seven hand-written letters to Instagram: "The label doesn’t want me to release in December because it’s not a holiday record and I’m not a big artist," Glover wrote. Read all the letters on Glover's Twitter account.

As previously reported, "Because The Internet" also features new song "Yaphet Kotto" and will be the follow-up to 2011's "Camp." In interviews, Glover has said the new album will be his most honest work to date. Do you think "3005" is a step forward for Childish Gambino?

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    Jakey Krete

    Shiit, Royalty was better

    October 23, 2013 at 1:35AM EST Reply to Comment
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      ethan Not at all, listen to Camp. 100 times better than Royalty. And this song reminds me of the kind of music Camp had on it.

      October 23, 2013 at 12:28PM EST
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      Jakey Krete Camp was awesome, I agree. But Royalty kicked some serious ass, in my opinion. I'm not saying 3005 is bad, I still liked it, but I'd listen to Toxic or Unnecessary over it any day. Everyone has different tastes

      October 25, 2013 at 12:17AM EST
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    Ashley

    Childish style of rap is so different from drake, and he's always been singing and rapping so

    October 23, 2013 at 5:13PM EST Reply to Comment
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      wphaneuf Good point Ashley. Glover sounds more introspective on this track, hence the Drake comparison.

      October 24, 2013 at 3:50PM EST
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    D

    he ripped this shit!!!

    October 23, 2013 at 9:46PM EST Reply to Comment
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    Tom

    Gambino is still just a rapper. He does not talk.

    October 24, 2013 at 10:40AM EST Reply to Comment
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    George

    Actor turned writer? He was rapping in college...

    October 24, 2013 at 2:50PM EST Reply to Comment
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    Your Mother

    Royalty>Camp. Period. Give me a break, production on Camp wasn't even close.

    October 24, 2013 at 3:44PM EST Reply to Comment
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    Blake

    Let's stop comparing past art and focus on what Gambino's doing right now. You can't really compare royalty with camp. They had two way different vibes that really would attract two different types of people and were incredible in both subgenres

    October 26, 2013 at 3:54AM EST Reply to Comment
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