G-Eazy (born Gerald Earl Gillum, May 24, 1989) is an American rapper, songwriter and producer. Raised in Oakland, California, G-Eazy gained recognition as part of the growing hip hop scene in the area, joining artists such as Lil B and The Cataracs.
Having an interest in making music at a young age G-Eazy put together a local group known as The Bay Boyz that released a number of songs independently. He then began to produce a number of singles as a sophomore while attending Loyola University of New Orleans
Continuing to combine both his studies and music, in 2009 G-Eazy won the NAACP Best Music on Campus Woodie. In 2010 G-Eazy was an opening act for the rapper Drake. In August 2011, G-Eazy released the mixtape “The Endless Summer” via his official site. The mixtape sampled from a number of other songs, most notably an updated version of the 1961 #1 hit “Runaround Sue” by Dion Dimucci. It also featured collaborations with artists such as Greg Banks, Erika Flowers and American Idol contestant Devon Baldwin.
Released on "Dreams and Dream Killers" by Circa '87, as well as G-Eazy's 2011 mixtape “The Outsider,” the track “My Life is a Party” was featured in the game “Saints Row: The Third.” G-Eazy’s proper debut album, “These Things Happen,” was issued in June 2014 by BPG, RVG and RED Distribution. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Produced by G-Eazy himself and Christoph Andersson with contributions by Jay Ant, Blackbear, Jordan Evans, and Matthew Burnett, the record also went to #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Guests on the record included Jay Ant, E-40, Remo, A$AP Ferg, Danny Seth, John Michael Rouchell, Devon Baldwin, Anthony Stewart, Blackbear and Andersson.