Is there not ANYTHING Donald Glover CAN’T DO? Rapper, singer, writer, comedian, VISIONARY!!
Glover has TEAMED with Adidas to launch his line of FOOTWEAR. To COINCIDE with this release, Glover curated a series of short films in partnership with Adidas Originals for the launch of his shoe line. Aptly titled Donald Glover Presents, the shoe line will be a reimagining of three classic Adidas shoes: the Nizza, the Continental 80 and the Lacombe. In total, there are five short films: “Timber,” “1985,” “Avocado,” “Dusty” and “Polenta.”
As if GLOVER and SHOE LINE were not enough, he tapped Academy-Award winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique to be featured in each short and their PAIRING is COMEDIC GOLD!
It’s all about the WOMEN.. let’s FACE it, it’s ALWAYS been about the WOMEN.. just glad that The Glover brothers are TAKING notice. When Donald Glover was asked recently about what we can expect from season 3 of his HIT show, ‘Atlanta;, he hinted at themes centered more around the WOMEN. He likened his SHOW to the process that Kanye West USED to drop albums.. he is calling season three his ‘Graduation’! Here is what he had to say about what to expect for SEASON 3…. Continue reading #DonaldGlover promises more ‘women-centric’ episodes for #AtlantaFX season 3! [details]→
In Episode 11, Earn runs around town trying to finish everything before catching a plane so that his cousin Alfred, aka Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry), can go on a European tour with Clark County (RJ Walker). Why Earn waited until that day to make sure that Darius’ (Lakeith Stanfield) passport was still valid (nope) and for movers to come isn’t clear, but as the passport expediter observed, “Rappers are procrastinators. No offense.”
Each of his appointments reminds Earn of how he’s failing in life on all fronts: The entertainment lawyer they consider doesn’t meet Alfred’s expectations for high-profile clientele or Jewishness, the movers won’t respect Earn’s authority until he bribes them, and his daughter Lottie (Mia Atehortua) needs both tuition for a better school and more of his presence as a father. With the threat of Alfred firing him once they get to Europe — since that would allow Earn to at least see the world a bit first — it looks like Earn is on the brink of losing everything.
Recalling times from middle school, with an expression of thanks for Miller Grove.
In the present day, Al and Earn have come to a crossroads. Al’s ready to level up in his career and Earn is little more than dead weight.
“FUBU” offers the first substantial glimpse into their past, revealing that Al has a decades-old history of carrying his cousin.
This week, we’re flashing back to the late ’90s, where a teenage Earn is stuck shopping with his mother. As any bored kid would do, he wanders off to explore something more interesting than down market home décor (though he’s a little long in the tooth for playfully plowing through the racks the way he does). He can’t believe his luck when he stumbles upon a neon yellow FUBU jersey, a rare hip-hop fashion find amid the store’s non-designer dreck. AND this is where the DRAMA begins and we get a GLIMPSE of just how long Al has been ‘CARRYING’ his cousin and where that DERIVED from.
As if this show was not DOPE enough, the deleted scenes are even more so. If you recall the latest episode of ‘Atlanta’ found Paperboi and crew performing at a college ‘PAJAMA JAM’ clad in SILKY PJ’s. The whole scene harkened back to the iconic movie ‘Houseparty’, but when I saw Al, Earn and Darius’ gear, my mind IMMEDIATELY went to TLC’s stylish and ICONIC ‘Creep’ video.
The possibility arises to make a move; it is believed Paper Boi will be at a pajama party. This episode includes an angry black mob, naked frat boys snapping to ‘Laffy Taffy’ a Confederate flag and Earn completely coming UNDONE!
The 30 minutes come in three distinct acts. First, at the concert, tension builds when a simple misunderstanding escalates into an all-out brawl. Second, at the frat house, Paper Boi’s crew takes refuge. And finally, in the car, Earn and Tracy fight.
It coalesces into Earn’s explosive frustration, which speaks to Glover’s continued goal to share what it’s like to be black in America. Taken as a whole, it’s an episode that’s both painful and frustrating, and shows the contrasting worlds—specifically around southern college life. It’s a credit to Glover that he’s willing to, and capable of, putting these powerful and necessary discussions into a half-hour comedy. WATCH ‘Atlanta’ season 2 episode 9 BELOW!