There’s nothing easy about G-Eazy.
Standing at 6’5″, with an all-black-everything wardrobe inspired by Johnny Cash, slicked-back hair and chiseled cheekbones, this self-proclaimed “Lady Killer” may not look he could spit out some pretty fierce lyrics. But after gaining some serious buzz over the years, The Berkeley-bred rapper — who cites Drake, Kanye and Lil Wayne as his influences — is “taking over” with his just-released debut, These Things Happen.
“It’s the story of me, every angle, every side I think that’s what a real debut album should tell is who is this artist and what do they have to say?” G-Eazy told MTV News at the Firefly Music Festival. “So it has the, ‘I’m drunk out of my mind celebrating this roller coaster I’m on right now,’ and then it’s got introspective, reflecting on all the crazy stuff that’s going down and everything in between. From the ordinary, relatable, vulnerable, to the invincible, cool guy, slicked-back hair in a leather jacket.”
Billboard is predicting that his album, which had him teaming up with A$AP Ferg and his hometown hero E-40, could sell 40,000 copies in its first week, which gives him a top 10 debut, and brings him one step closer to his goal: “ultimate world domination.”
“This is a culmination of years of paying dues and working hard and just building towards this,” he said. “Now we party and we rage and we turn up, you feel me? And enjoy the moment.”