Throughout his career, #DonaldGlover has transitioned very easily between television, music and film roles. Because of his, he’s compared himself to the late, great #Tupac. Don’t worry, our boy hasn’t gone off the deep end. He went on to explain that he and Tupac’s upbringings were very similar and affected the way that they express themselves through art.
“I know everybody likens themselves to Tupac a lot,” Glover mentioned. “I am the new Tupac in a strange way. I grew up similar. I didn’t have a mom in the Black Panthers, but my parents were very pro-Black. Also, my mom made me go to performing arts high school. She was like, ‘That’s where you need to be.’”
He continued, “Sometimes you have to play a role for people to understand you, even though you’re far more complex than any of that … “Storytelling is just simplifying what’s happening to you. Life is just a story. Stuff that happens to you, you just put into story mode. I just take what’s there and put it into story mode on a smaller level so that you can be like, ‘Oh my God, that’s life! I totally relate to that.’”
You guys can catch up on the rest of Donald Glover’s interview with Esquire here.
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