[Interview] G-Eazy talks “These Things Happen,” succeeding as an independent artist, and fear of failure
Interview by: Martin Bauman Meet Oakland's newest hip-hop ambassador: G-Eazy. The 24-year-old emcee/producer is yet another example of today's rising class of independent hip-hop artists with a do-it-yourself ethos -- one that's increasingly paying off. After achieving his first widespread success with 2011's The Endless Summer, G-Eazy followed suit with 2012's Must Be Nice, getting the opportunity to hit the road with Shwayze, then the Vans Warped Tour, and later Hoodie Allen. Now he's headlining his own tour as he preps his upcoming These Things Happen release, and he stops in Toronto this Thursday. We caught up with the Oakland native to talk about his upcoming album, succeeding as an independent artist, the fear of failure, and much more. Read the interview after the jump.