Age: 29
Essential Listening: Camp
If You Don't Believe Us Listen To: "Outside"

If you didn't know: The actor Donald Glover is the rapper Childish Gambino. But don't let his comic persona fool you. Gambino is talented. For real.

He's got funny punchlines, and while he takes more than a few cues from Kanye and Drake, what really makes him unique is how he raps about identity and the search to understand what it means to be black in America.

People are listening, too. His album Camp sold well for an independent project. Apparently, being on TV all the time and winning fans over in ways beyond music can’t hurt.

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