Gerald Earl Gillum born May 24th, 1989 at Oakland, California, better known by his stage name G-Eazy is an American rapper and record producer. His first major-label album, TheseThings Happen, was released on June 23rd, 2014 the album peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard 200. It featured the single “Me, Myself & I”, which reached the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100.
Starting out as a record producer, G-Eazy began working on numerous singles while he was still a student at the Loyolauniversity atwith his producer who also was a student there. During his early years, he became a member of a local hip hop group, called "The Bad Boyz", who had released several songs on their official Myspace page. Here Dream Machine presents "Facts you didn't know about G-Eazy".
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: : When G-Eazy was young
His father had an affair when Gerald was in first grade, from there his parents were divorced and him, his brother and his mother moved to Berkeley California to live with his grandparents.
They later relocate to North Oakland after his mother entered into a lesbian relationship with a women named Melissa Mills.
In G-eazy’s album “When it’s dark out” the track “Everything will be ok”, he tells about his initial confusion over his mom’s lesbian relationship. But this was something he would eventually come to understand, just accept and appreciate. In the 3rd verse of the track, he continued to tell the tale of discovering Melissa’s dead body in the basement from an overdose on drugs.
G-eazy later stated “It’s a really, really personal story that I had never even told my closest friends ”.
: : He Used to Sell Hot Dogs
G-Eazy began making mixtapes at home with the aid of $150 mic, he would sell his mixtapes for $5 a pop along Telegraph Avenue but he didn’t earn much from those mixtapes. Later G-eazy dated a girl who had a car and he said “yo give me a ride to McDonald’s I am hungry”.
G-eazy started a top dog when he was 14, he never had a car so he used to go to work by bus everyday. He stated “That’s the only way we brought money in. If I wanted something, I had to work for it ”.
: : Early Age Lifestyle
G-eazy smoked weed for the first time when he was 12, and got drunk with a bunch of college kids for the first time when he was in the 8th grade. He lost his virginity in his teens on a park slide with an older women who was much more experienced.
: : Cool Mommy
After school his mom would allow him to have his friends come over to record music at the house his group of friends later known as ”The Bad Boys”. There’s always a drinking and smoking weed session while recording music, but his mom allowed it. In fact his mom was his favorite smoking buddy. G-eazy stated that " my mom is my biggest fan and she listens to his music all day long, his mother was a big supporter for his musical pursuits ".
: : Struggle was Real
G-eazy used to perform at local clubs and uploaded his free music on the internet to gain his fan following and achieving career longevity. He did his first tour in summer break during 2009 and he would travel from town to town via car. He maxed out his credit card on gas and used to eat only rice due to financial problems.
: : Beginning of G-Eazy's New Career
In the middle of his career G-eazy flown out to Los Angeles and had meetings with RCA. He felt RCA will sign him but unfortunately RCA changed their decision and he was in big trouble. He had no deals, no money to flight back at home and at the same time he was getting threats from his professor that he was going to flunk out of school.
Later he returned to school and reflecting on this experience he decided to take a new start and took inspirations from the artists that his mother introduced at first. He graduated from university and celebrated this by dropping his another mixtape “Theendless summer” in August 2011.
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