Donald Glover interviewed Donald Glover for the newest cowl of Interview Magazine, and the “Atlanta” Emmy winner acquired trustworthy with himself concerning the relationship between his FX sequence and Lil Dicky’s FXX sequence “Dave.” Each exhibits are sometimes grouped collectively in conversations on-line as they had been created by rappers, have storylines that heart on an aspiring rapper and ponder the character of fame and success.
Glover shaded “Dave” on Twitter final fall after customers in contrast the 2 exhibits, writing, “I’m watching ya’ll say ‘Dave’ is on par. Like ya’ll forgot what we did. No respect…we acquired Black folks on right here debating which is healthier, and I’m the sellout?” Glover later deleted the tweets.
So does Glover dislike “Dave”? “No! I like that present,” he stated in Interview. “However it does trouble me when ‘Atlanta’s’ in comparison with it.”
Glover stated that “Dave” has an “synthetic” taste to it “in some sense,” and went on to clarify his concept for what “Dave” must be. “The natural present must be a couple of white rapper who’s extra profitable than his Black friends from the bounce,” he stated. “As a result of he’s extra accessible. However what he truly desires is to be a part of the tradition, however his success retains him from that and loads of his Black friends and mates resent him for it but in addition really feel like they need to fuck with him as a result of it’s good for them. That’s the inner battle I see. Anyway.”
Whereas Glover stated “Dave” will be no matter it desires to be, he takes challenge with that present being in comparison with “Atlanta.” As Glover stated, “I believe in leisure or artwork it’s necessary to know the distinction between issues. Like, Anthony Bourdain wasn’t pretentious, however he undoubtedly knew the distinction between a dry aged wagyu and a smash burger. Neither is healthier or worse than the opposite. They’re simply totally different experiences. And I wouldn’t wish to have both day-after-day. However I might by no means confuse the 2. I count on the identical of my viewers.”
Glover used a meals analogy to conclude his ideas on “Dave,” saying, “It’s a great burger it’s best to eat quick as a result of the elements are contemporary. By a man who didn’t research at a culinary faculty, however paid shut consideration to different burger spots and has the plug on good elements.”
“Atlanta” is at the moment airing its third season on FX and can return for a fourth and closing season this fall. “Dave” ended its second season in August 2021 and can return for a 3rd season at a later date.