G-Eazy is the stage name of the famous American rapper, a real legend for rap fans. This artist has proved that great talent has no barriers, and even an ordinary guy who grew up without a father has every chance to become a world star.
Childhood and youth
Gerald Earl Gillum is the real name of the singer. He was born on May 24, 1989. The rapper's hometown is Oakland, California. The childhood of the future star was not great. The parents of little Gerald divorced when he was barely eight. The boy stayed with his mother and then moved to Berkeley to grandparents who took care of their beloved grandson.
Gerald was not fond of music at school, but he suddenly became interested in composing during his student years. It is noteworthy that Gerald's uncle and aunt played in their own rock band, that, perhaps, also influenced the young man. In addition, the musician repeatedly said in an interview that he had learned a lot from The Beatles, which his mother adored.
Gerald posted his debut songs "Candy Girl" and "Waspy" under the stage name G-Eazy on the page of the social network My Space. These compositions were recorded by the musician with the Bay Boyz band, created by his friends. Soon, more experienced rappers drew their attention to the talented young rapper. In 2010 the name G-Eazy gradually became famous among fans of this unusual style.
A year later, in 2011, G-Eazy released the mixtape The Endless Summer. The collection featured other rappers and quickly became popular on the Internet, and Gerald Gillum gained more fame. In the autumn of the same year, the musician performed in cities across the U.S.
The first tour made the rapper a real star. They told about G-Eazy as a real breakthrough. The singer became a welcome guest of various festivals, concerts and club parties. He took advantage of it and became even more popular. 2012 was marked by another large-scale tour around the country, as well as the release of the album Must Be Nice that instantly topped numerous charts.
In the summer of 2013, he added a small tour around neighboring Canada to the traditional tours throughout the United States. In total, G-Eazy with a team of musicians managed to perform in more than 40 cities in two countries for six months. After returning home, the rapper immediately began recording a new album, which he released in 2014.
This album was called This Things Happen, and it "blew up" numerous music charts. Gerald Gillum showed his talent to the whole world once again. The increased popularity allowed G-Eazy to add new cities to “These Things Happen Tour.” The same year, the musician performed in Australia and New Zealand.
In 2015, G-Eazy performed at festivals. He participated in Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, Electric Forest, Made in America and other concerts. At the end of the year, the musician released another album When It's Dark Out, which as usual topped the rap songs charts.
A year later the rapper recorded a joint composition with singer Britney Spears. The track "Make Me ..." was one more hit song of G-Eazy and the main song of the new album of the Queen of Pop. The singers also performed together Gerald Gillum's song “Me, Myself & I.”
G-Eazy’s personal life causes even more gossip and discussion than his creative work, but Gerald Gillum managed to hide the details of love affairs from the public eye for a long time. The first known rapper's love affair was the relations with charming singer Lana Del Rei. It began in the spring of 2017. It seemed that the young people were a perfect couple, but, unfortunately, five months later they broke up. The details of the breakup remained a secret.
G-Eazy was not alone for a long time. A month after the breakup with Lana Del Rey, the musician's fans began discussing his photo with singer Halsey on Instagram and other social networks. Gerald even recorded with his lover a joint composition “Him & I,” and later, the young people officially announced their relationship.
In 2017, the musician pleased the fans with the EP Step Brothers. This album is notable because Gerald Gillum shot a small documentary video presentation of the album. Later, the same year the label album The Beautiful & Damned was released. This album featured the tracks “No Limit,” “Summer In December.”
The musician also released his new single, a collaboration with singer Kehlani called “Good Life.” This composition was one of the soundtracks for the movie The Fate of the Furious with Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson in the lead roles.
In 2018, the musician continued to work in the studio. According to rumors, G-Eazy is currently working on his new album. He has recently released the new track "1942" as well as the music video for this song, featuring performers YBN Nahmir and Yo Gotti.
- 2009 - The Epidemic LP
- 2012 - Must Be Nice
- 2014 - These Things Happen
- 2015 - When It’s Dark Out
- 2017 - The Beautiful & Damned