Childish Gambino's long-awaited new project, Guava Island, is finally out for the world to see. Fresh off a headlining Coachella performance, Guava Island is the icing on the cake of Donald Glover's wildly successful year as a rapper, following his first Billboard No. 1 with "This is America" in 2018 and that song's wins for Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards earlier this year - the first rap song to ever win both those prizes.
Anticipation for Guava Island first escalated months ago with a single photo of Glover and Rihanna on set in Cuba, instigating grandiose speculation as to what the project was about - especially since the two made an almost-perfect pairing, and the project tied to Glover's retirement of the Childish Gambino project. Longtime collaborator Hiro Murai, who is also the director of the "This Is America" video and many episodes of Glover's TV series Atlanta, directed and the screenplay was written by Stephen Glover, Donald's brother and a writer on Atlanta.
Guava Island streamed for free on Amazon for a day, as well as YouTube's Coachella live stream, and is currently only available to Amazon Prime members.