To know Donald Glover, you really have to talk to his brother.
Steven and Donald Glover grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Their creative niche stared at a young age.
“Growing up I guess we just had good imaginations…learn to make the best out of nothing,” Glover said.
Donald's former teacher, Frank Mastrogiacomo from DeKalb School of the Arts, has fond memories.
“In class, I do remember some funny ad-libs," Mastrogiacomo recalled. "We would watch shows and they'd make commentary about them. He kind of developed a couple of programs along that line with friends sort of kidding around saying things that were irrelevant to what was going on screen, and I said to myself, 'This guy is really funny.'"
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Little did Steven know that he would have a career doing the same thing as his brother.... working on the hit FX TV series “Atlanta”.
“My family, in general, we like to joke and play around a lot, so me and Donald, it’s pretty much the same since we were kids," Glover said. "We would joke about stuff and make each other laugh. That's kind of how the show came about. He had an idea and we'd talk about things and even now, the show is about basically us trying to make each other laugh."
“So, when did it all really begin,” the A-Scene’s Francesca Amiker asked.
“I always knew that I was different, but not like, I thought I was special or anything,” Glover said. “But high school, I learned to make myself laugh and have fun," Glover replied. "I think people were really like, 'Steven is mellow and quiet, and I don't know much about him,' or they were like, 'Steven was really funny.'"
The brothers also shared the love of music, which was a surprise to Steven.
“I was like rapping and stuff when he went to college and he's like, 'I'm making beats and rapping and DJ-ing.' I didn't even know he rapped,” Glover said, recalling the surprise.
In the music world, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, kicked off his tour in Atlanta, elating his fans.
“He's a big inspiration to me,” one fan told The A-Scene after the concert.
“You can tell he puts a lot of effort into what he does and its appreciated,” another said.
Fans love the show “Atlanta,” as well, and the crew is happy to hear that.
“Sixteen Emmys is a lot to get nominated for," Glover said. "I’m really proud of the work we have done on the show, and I’m glad that people like it and want to recognize us."