Gerald Earl Gillum, connu sous le pseudo de G-Eazy, est un rappeur auteur-compositeur-interprète et producteur, né le 24 mai 1989 à Oakland (Californie). Signé sur le label RCA, il a créé sa marque dans le rap game avec style frais et choc, utilisant des samples intemporels, et mêlant des ambiances West Coast et sudistes. Il décrit toutefois son style musical comme un rap contemporain allié à celui de la culture des années 1950. Il s’identifie beaucoup au style de vie de Johnny Cash un rebelle, vêtu de noir et anticonformiste. De plus, il a toujours été en grande admiration et vise à ressembler autant à Elvis Presley qu’à 2Pac.
G-Eazy a réalisé de nombreuses mix-tapes et EP’s avant d’enregistrer son 1er album studio.
While G-Eazy’s rap career goes far back into his early teens, his first major hit “Runaround Sue” from The Endless Summer set him on the fast track to success. Years later G-Eazy’s release of “I Mean It” gave him his first platinum record and a platform to show the world what he is made of. One of his biggest and most well-known hits to date is the platinum record, “Me, Myself, & I” from When It’s Dark Out, which peaked at 7 on the Hot 100.
He then went on to score two more smash hits in the form of No Limit with Cardi B and A$AP Rocky and Him & I with then-girlfriend Halsey. Both songs cracked the top twenty, peaking at numbers 4 and 14, respectively. Both hits were tracks off his 2017 album, The Beautiful & Damned which peaked on the Billboard 200 at the number 3 spot.
He has also had a number of high profile features on songs by some of the world’s biggest established and rising artists including Britney Spears, Post Malone, Marc E. Bassy, and Grace.
Though his roots are in California, G-Eazy went to school at Loyola University (New Orleans) to take classes in the music industry studies program. After school, he progressed his career by opening for big artists such as Drake, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and eventually have headlining tours of his own.