G-Eazy is a rapper, producer and songwriter hailing from Oakland, California, United States who was born on the 24th of May 1989. Since his debut in 2006 he has been one of the most prolific rappers of his generation, releasing three studio albums, six mixtapes and three E.P’s.
Born Gerald Earl Gillum and raised in Oakland, California, G-Eazy was absolutely captivated by hip-hop’s culture and music from a very young age. By the time he was in his late teens he’d already performed and recorded with a number of local hip-hop groups like Lil’ B and The Cataracts but it wasn’t until he went to college that he formed his own group. As leader of the Bay Boyz, G-Eazy generated some serious hype for his music with the songs that they uploaded to their MySpace page. However, solo stardom was always going to be the number one priority for the up and coming rapper, who was already working on his solo debut while still in the Bay Boyz.
Showing his dedication to his craft, G-Eazy was also building up a prolific producing portfolio at the same time. When he turned those skills onto his own tracks he came up with “Candy Girl”, a song has since been played on MySpace well over 400’000 times, and it became clear that a talent like his wasn’t going to be under ground for long. He released his debut album “The Epidemic LP” in 2010 and no lesser talent than Canadian rap megastar Drake hand-picked G-Eazy to tour with him at the end of the year. The exposure that the album and the tour gave him led to the massive success of his 2011 breakout hit “Runaround Sue” and its accompanying E.P “The Endless Summer”.
Ever since then he’s been one of the hottest names in modern rap. He’s toured with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and Snoop Dogg, scored a top three album on the Billboard 200 with his third effort “These Things Happen” and worked with A$AP Ferg on his single “Lotta That”. At the time of writing the man’s only 25 years old as well, meaning that he’s had this level of success, and this much experience doing what he does, and he’s still not even close to his prime. Clearly when he gets there he’s going to be something very special indeed, and he’s still going to be making great music until he gets to that point. For that reason, G-Eazy comes highly recommended.