Childish Gambino Teams Up with Ubisoft for ‘Far Cry 4’ Trailer – Video

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Childish Gambino, better known by some as actor Donald Glover, recently teamed up with Ubisoft for a rather unexpected project.

While it may not be the first place you would expect to hear the hip-hop star’s music, the trailer for the action-adventure first-person shooter Far Cry 4 uses one of Childish Gambino’s 2013 hits to add some energy and a bit of comedy to the game’s trailer.

It isn’t clear if a hip-hop soundtrack will be used to set the tone in the actual game, but it certainly made a surprisingly pleasant match in the game’s trailer.

Scenes of intense, rated-M gore, extreme violence and hand-to-hand combat are accompanied by Crawl playing in the background.

While some fans may be surprised to hear the song paired with the video game teaser, the hip-hop star himself says Crawl is the perfect match.

The 31-year-old actor and rapper recalled the day he was in the studio making the song and that’s where the connection with the game comes in, he said during a short appearance on the trailer.

He said he remembered someone telling him, “You should go hard on this.”

To that statement he simply replied, “You know what, you’re right.”

He went on to say that the song’s twisted political nature is a perfect fit for the game’s action-packed trailer.

“Where we were, kind of thing, bet you crawl, all alone,” Canadian pop star Kai sings on the song’s chorus.

In the midst of shots of a player gunning down a helicopter and stabbing enemies, a hint of comedy is still introduced into the trailer.

Right when Childish Gambino raps “looking at her booty” the game’s trailer focuses on the giant rear end of an elephant before quickly returning to the action-filled clips.

Far Cry 4 is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on Nov. 18.

The full trailer for the video game can be seen below. Warning: Content rated M for Mature.

Donald Glover Finally Takes Over as Spider-Man (In a Cartoon)

Donald Glover will be the voice behind Miles Morales, the half-Black, half-Hispanic youth who takes over as the new Spider-Man after Peter Parker died.

Four years ago, fans took to social media to push for Glover to play Spider-Man on the big screen in the Amazing Spider-Man reboot.

The social media campaign fell short as the role went to actor Andrew Garfield instead.

While Glover still won’t be making an appearance on the big screens as Spider-Man, he will be voicing Morales on Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors.

Glover’s character took on the role as the new arachnid-inspired superhero after the Green Goblin killed Peter Parker in 2011.

In a clip release by USA Today, Glover’s character is shocked to come face-to-face with Peter Parker, who seems to be unaware that he was killed in Morales’ universe, which led to the 13-year-old filling in for him.

Glover, who is known in the hip-hop industry as Childish Gambino, said he has always been a Spider-Man fan and just tried to be himself when voicing Morales.

“I just tried to be as me as possible, because you’re always just going to bring it back to yourself when you watch the show,” he said according to The Verge.

Meanwhile, the show’s creator is just glad to see the minority character so well received by fans.

“It’s certainly long overdue,” creator Brian Michael Bandis said in 2011, when Morales was first introduced to Spider-Man fans. “Even though there’s some amazing African-American and minority characters bouncing around in all

the superhero universes, it’s still crazy lopsided.”

The new Spider-Man series will premier on Sunday, but the Huffington Post reports that the episode featuring Glover will not air until 2015.

Glover also added that he is excited to take on the role even though he would still like the chance to show off his spidey senses on the big screen.

“I still have hopes to do something like that one day,” he told USA Today. “I don’t look at this as second place. Spider-Man, he’s such an icon – you have to do something with him.”

9 Blerd Celebrities Who Are Taking Over Pop Culture

blerd tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, author and advocate of science literacy. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a research associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

From 2006 to 2011, Tyson hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS, and he has been a frequent guest on other TV shows, including The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher. Since 2009, he has hosted the weekly radio show StarTalk.

In 2014, Tyson began hosting a TV science documentary series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update of late astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, a 1980s television series.

Tyson has also appeared on television episodes of sitcom The Big Bang Theory and sci-fi series  Stargate Atlantis.

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Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes is a screenwriter, director, and producer, who is best known as creator, head writer, and executive producer of the medical drama television series Grey’s Anatomy, its spin-off Private Practice, and the political thriller series, Scandal.

In May 2007, the popular Hollywood writer was named one of Time magazine’s 100 people who help shape the world.  Rhimes has a new legal series on ABC, How to Get Away with Murder, which will air in the 2014-15 season.

Rhimes, who describes her self as a “nerd” says one of her favorite activities is to watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee and to “nerd out” while blogging about the competition.

“I’ve been watching the bee forever. Way back, when it was first on ESPN is when I first started watching. I’ve been watching forever. I’m a nerd that way, but I was very into it and a bee nerd in school,” she said.

Rhimes attended Dartmouth College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree, and the University of Southern California where she received a Master of Fine Arts from the School of Cinema-Television.

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Donald Glover

Donald Glover is an actor, comedian, rapper, writer and proud Black nerd, who first became popular for his work with the Internet comedy sketch group, Derrick Comedy.

From 2006 to 2009, he was a writer for the NBC comedy series 30 Rock. He was also cast in the role of Troy Barnes in the television series Community, and in 2010, he starred in a stand-up special on Comedy Central network.

Glover released his debut album as a hip-hop artist the next year,  followed by a second release in 2013. The young star graduated from New York University with a degree in dramatic writing.

Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry is a professor at Tulane University, television host and political commentator with a focus on African-American politics. Harris-Perry hosts a weekend news and opinion television show on MSNBC.

Before working for MSNBC,  she taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago. Harris-Perry is also a regular columnist for the magazine The Nation, the author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South.

Harris-Perry attended Wake Forest University where she received a bachelor’s degree in English, and Duke University where she earned a doctorate in political science.