Known as the “James Dean of rap” Gerald Earl Gillum (born May 24, 1989), better known by his stage name G-Eazy, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Oakland, California.
G-Eazy got his big break when he released his mixtape ‘The Endless Summer’ in 2011, which earned him the chance to go on tour with Drake and Lil Wayne. From there G-Eazy wrote, recorded, and produced his first full-length album ‘Must Be Nice’ completely independently – and earned the No. 3 spot on the iTunes Hip-Hop Chart.
His first major-label album, ‘These Things Happen’ was released on June 23, 2014. The album peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard 200. His second studio album, ‘When It’s Dark Out’, was released on December 4, 2015. It featured the single “Me, Myself & I”, which reached the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100. In the summer of 2016, while on tour with Logic, YG, and Yo Gotti, Eazy appeared on Britney Spears’ comeback single “Make Me.”