10/03/2014 03:31 pm ET Updated Oct 03, 2014

On His New Mixtape, Childish Gambino Wrestles With His Roots and His Identity

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The STN MTN/Kauai mixtape, which Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) released today, opens in a foggy haze: “I had a dream I ran Atlanta, and I was on every radio station. And 107.9 was 97.5 again.”* As ambient noise pulses in and out of the background, the rapper discusses his wistful vision for taking over the southern mecca, which includes bringing back LaFace Records and giving strippers Mother’s Day off.

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