G-Eazy is a rapper/producer from Oakland. G-Eazy’s been releasing music since 2007, making his name outside the major label system. His new album, called These Things Happen, is dropping on June 23. The video for “I Mean It” made its debut on BuzzFeed.com earlier this month, and the G-Eazy Anchorman video has been getting a fair amount of hype. The clip finds viewers slowly becoming entranced with the rapper's foul-mouthed words, as he interviews himself, and brags about his conquests (primarily 'your girl').
That’s right, it’s time for another edition of The Come Up Show Podcast. Every two weeks, we’re dropping a new podcast with one of your favourite hip-hop artists. For the weeks in between new podcasts, we've just begun our #ThrowBackThursdays series. Last week -- in our first #ThrowBackThursday -- we brought you Shad's interview with Classified and the Halflife Crew. This time, we go one-on-one with Oakland's G-Eazy. We talk about G-Eazy's early influences, meeting Kobe Bryant, never getting comfortable, and lots more. Listen below (and read along here). Subscribe on iTunes: https://bit.ly/TCUSiTunes
[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.