Glover performed his recent politically charged Childish Gambino hit "This Is America" for the crowd of high school students.
Dubbed OpenMike, the monthly event provides Chicago with a "safe space for high schools students to share, express, and network with like-minded individuals."
Last night's event was hosted at the Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center — a decidedly smaller venue than Gambino will be playing on his upcoming North American tour.
Understandably, the kids in attendance went wild for the surprise appearance.
Watch some footage of Glover doing "This Is America" below.
thank you @donaldglover for coming to our 30th @socialworks_chi @OpenMikeChicago !!! thank you @chancetherapper for leveraging your celebrity for the youth of Chicago in moments like these. thank you @chipublib @YOUmediaChicago !!! pic.twitter.com/sCMyPVRyF0— BLACK POWER ranger (@MalcolmLondon) June 12, 2018
Childish Gambino's album Awaken, My Love! is available through Umusic on CD, LP, or VR vinyl box set.