Watch Childish Gambino perform “This Is America” in front of some excited high school students in Chicago.
Chance The Rapper held his monthly Open Mike Event in Chicago Monday night, where local high schools come to share, express, and network with like-minded individuals usually over poetry and art. Well on Monday, Chano from 79th had a very special treat for students who attended, and that was surprising fans by bringing out friend & collaborator Childish Gambino.
“My next guest needs no introduction” Chance says on the mic before Gambino’s “This Is America” starts playing over the speaks and the kids erupt in excitement. Rushing the stage from their seats, kids were screaming & going nuts as Donald Glover walked out from behind the stage and grabbed the mic to perform his very powerful new platinum-single. He even got into character and hit em with the dance moves from the video as well which is awesome.
However with Chance and Gambino together in the same city, fans are already wondering about their joint project. While the two have been teasing their project for years, Gambino said back in March that their work is sounding “amazing,” but hopefully they can link up furthermore Monday night and cook up some more material.
For now though, check out the fan-captured performance of Gambino coming out tonight in Chicago to perform “This Is America” (below).
Childish Gambino just came out @OpenMikeChicago 😭
My life is complete ☑️ pic.twitter.com/pTjDRlP0FW
— JAMESTYLERS (@JamesTylers) June 12, 2018
thank you @donaldglover for coming to our 30th @socialworks_chi @OpenMikeChicago !!! thank you @chancetherapper for leveraging your celebrity for the youth of Chicago in moments like these. thank you @chipublib @YOUmediaChicago !!! pic.twitter.com/sCMyPVRyF0
— BLACK POWER ranger (@MalcolmLondon) June 12, 2018