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Donald Glover drops new Childish Gambino EP 'Kauai'; listen here

Childish Gambino's new mixtape/EP cover.
Childish Gambino's new mixtape/EP cover.
Childish Gambino (Donald Glover)

Rapper Childish Gambino, aka "Community" star Donald Glover, dropped new mixtape "STN MTN" earlier this week and then put out a new EP, "Kauai."

Like a lot of music today, the new EP leaked prior to its release (according to Glover on Twitter), but the full set is available now. Along with new material, it features a helium-voiced remix of his hit single "3005," labeled the "Beach Picnic Version."

It includes one high-profile guest star on a couple of tracks: Will Smith progeny Jaden Smith, doing spoken word. Glover also makes it a family affair with a guest appearance by his brother Steve.

The appearance by Smith continues the rap mythology Glover's started to build in his Childish Gambino persona, which has included a short film and even a 73-page screenplay designed to be read along with the album. Smith serves as a Glover stand-in, playing the character of "The Boy" which Glover has developed previously.

Glover also teased on Twitter a solution to a long-searched-for secret track from his last album, but which fans have yet to actually find anywhere:

While Glover's been making music and touring, he has found time for one acting project released this year — as the voice of alternate universe Spider-Man Miles Morales on the "Ultimate Spider-Man" cartoon.

Listen to both "STN MTN" and "Kauai" below (warning: contains adult language):

Watch Glover's "Clapping For The Wrong Reasons" below (warning: contains adult language):

Clapping For The Wrong Reasons