Man Crush Monday: 6 Reasons We’re Permanently Crushing On Childish Gambino

Here's why we're crushing on 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards headliner, Childish Gambino.

Not yet obsessed with the Woodies headliner? We’ll fix that.

Though we usually shy away from Man Crush Monday ’cause our pick is always, um, ALL THE MEN, this week we’re narrowing our normally vast selection down to just one dude: Childish Gambino.

Considering he’s got that upcoming performance at the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET (not to mention that whole flawless artistry and perfect face combo thing), we figured now was as good a time as ever to sing the praises of the “Shadows” rapper.

Don’t understand our full-body crush status? HOW DARE YOU. Here, we’ll break it down for you.

1.) He’s headlining the Woodies! Childish Gambino will join Vic Mensa, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, and a bunch of other Woodies performers.

Here's why we're crushing on 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards headliner, Childish Gambino.

2.) He’s a musical genius! (I mean, have you listened to “3005“?) And, based on the impressive, quarter-million-unit sales of his 2013 LP, Because The Internet, music listeners agree.

3.) He’s smart. Have you ever organized a mass-hackathon at SXSW? Childish Gambino’s about to.

Here's why we're crushing on 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards headliner, Childish Gambino.

4.) No, but like REALLY smart. As in, “encouraged his fans to learn how to code“-level smart.

5.) THIS. Jhene Aiko’sBed Peace” video featuring Childish Gambino is mind-blowingly sensual.

6.) Did we mention he’s headlining the Woodies? ‘Cause that’s crush-worthy enough for a second mention.

Here's why we're crushing on 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards headliner, Childish Gambino.

+ Watch the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards on Mar. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT!

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