Because the Internet is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Donald Glover, under the stage name Childish Gambino. The album was released on December 10, 2013, by Glassnote Records and Island Records, and then four days later in North America by Glassnote and Universal. The recording process began in 2012 and ended in October 2013. Recording primarily took place at a mansion owned by basketball player Chris Bosh, which Gambino rented. - Because the Internet features guest appearances from Chance the Rapper, Jhen Aiko and Azealia Banks, with production primarily handled by Gambino, Stefan Ponce, and Ludwig Gransson, among others. The album was supported by the singles "3005", "Crawl", "Sweatpants" and "Telegraph Ave." The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in February 2016.