During an interview with Tim Westwood, Childish Gambino revealed that his 2013 album ‘Because the Internet‘ was actually recorded at a mansion that was owned by Chris Bosh in Pacific Palisades, California. Chris Bosh bought the home in late 2012, and he had absolutely nothing to do with the actual recording of the album as he wasn't present during the time. Childish Gambino was renting the Pacific Palisades home for $45,000 a month and he referred to it as “The Temple.”
“Me and my friends rented a house,” Childish Gambino told Westwood. “It was Chris Bosh's mansion. I shouted him out before. We stayed there, and we just ate s'mores and, like, made songs and stuff like that.”
Childish Gambino said he's pretty sure Chris Bosh never even visits the house and only uses it to make money, makes sense considering Chris Bosh listed the Pacific Palisades mansion for sale that same year (2013) for $14.5 million.
Donald Glover also used the home in his short film ‘Clapping For The Wrong Reasons' and Chris Bosh appeared in the “Special Thanks” of the credits. Childish Gambino had strict house rules including no tweeting, no Instagram posts, no shoes and working beginning at 10 a.m. each day.