Those who chose to stay woke Wednesday night (Dec. 14) caught Childish Gambino tearing down the Tonight Show stage with a performance of "Redbone" off his recently released album Awaken, My Love!Sans shirt and shoes, Gambino belted the single out, the song currently sitting at No. 48 on the Hot 100 and No. 19 on the Hip-Hop/R&B chart.

In a recent interview, the actor/rapper/singer said that creating the album wasn't exactly a fun task. “It was actually really hard. I was going through a lot, and I also think in America we’re going through a lot right now, with everything that’s going on,” he said. He as well discussed the vocals on "Redbone" which are sung at a higher pitch than fans are accustomed to hearing. “I think people hear ‘Redbone’ and they’re like ‘Oh he switched all his vocals.’" he said. "And like, there was no vocal pitching on the album. I just sang differently… some sounds on it aren’t instruments at all. They’re just my voice, or just clicks on my tongue.”

As he promotes the new album, Gambino's other outlet, his FX show Atlanta, continues to rake in the recognition, the Critics' Choice Awards crowning him Best Actor in a Comedy Series. Atlanta was recognized by the Golden Globes as well, nominated for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

Catch Gambino's stripped down performance up above.

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