Some eagle-eyed fans reckon they’ve spotted Donald Glover in concert film by hip-hop icons the Beastie Boys.
Back in 2004, the Beastie Boys decided to try something a little bit different. Deciding to release a live concert film, they didn’t want some big-shot director worrying about angles and framing, instead, they wanted their viewers to get the real experience of a Beastie Boys gig.
So, when fans turned up to New York City’s Madison Square Garden in 2004, 50 of them were given camcorders with which they were tasked to capture the action. Two years later, this footage was released on the appropriately-titled film, Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!
While a few celebrities made an appearance in the film (Ben Stiller and David Cross, to name a couple), it turns out that even twelve years later, some famous faces are still being found.
Taking to Reddit recently, a user posted the above video, noting that the young fan rocking out to ‘Three MC’s And One DJ’ happens to look a lot like Donald Glover – better known by his hip-hop moniker of Childish Gambino.
Of course, the timeframe does actually check out. At the time that the concert took place, a 21-year-old Glover was attending New York University, studying a degree in dramatic writing that would eventually see him land a job on the television comedy 30 Rock.
Just four years later, Glover would begin a musical career under the name Childish Gambino, later going on to top the charts all over the world thanks to his refreshing flow and laidback style.
Who knows, maybe his trip to a Beastie Boys’ gig inspired him to set the world ablaze with his own stunning tunes?
In related Donald Glover news though, it was recently revealed that his postponed Australian tour will not be going ahead as planned.
Originally set to be Glover’s final tour under the Childish Gambino name, the tour dates were initially pushed back following the rapper suffering an injury onstage in the US. Now, it’s been confirmed that the shows will no longer be taking place.
“Unfortunately, there will be no rescheduled dates on the postponed Perth, Melbourne and Sydney Childish Gambino Australian tour,” Live Nation explained in a statement earlier this week.
“The Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning, multi-talented recording artist and innovator Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, was forced to postpone his SOLD OUT Australian Tour due to a foot injury he sustained at a Dallas concert in September.”
“Live Nation were working to reschedule the new dates, but due to scheduling conflicts currently there are no suitable dates.”
While it’s not clear if Donald Glover will make it down to Australia in any other guide in the future, his recent trip to New Zealand went ahead as planned, with fans saying they felt “robbed” by the show.