As we feverishly wait for Childish Gambino’s next album to drop, his creative director and Atlanta writer Ibra Ake shared one interesting tidbit about his last album "Awaken My Love!" The 2016 project that earned Gambino a Grammy was originally titled Operation Highjump.
The album’s name change was apparently last minute enough for the original to appear on a few vinyl copies. In a post on Instagram, Ake shared a video of several vinyls with "Awaken My Love!"’s same album cover that include the words Operation Highjump in a variety of ‘70s-style fonts.
Ake is not only giving us a look at the original vinyls, but offering fans a chance to get their hands on one of these rare, limited-edition versions. This weekend Gambino is headlining Lovebox festival in London, and anyone lucky enough to be there today has the chance to pick up a copy. Judging from comments on Ake's post, people are pretty happy Gambino decided to change the name last minute.
In September, Gambino will kick off his This Is America tour with support from Rae Sremmurd and Vince Staples on select dates.