By Dalal Museitef |Staff Writer|
G-Eazy, who introduced himself as Gerald Earl or G, descended from the stage with his opening song “Downtown Love” at the Fox Theater on Jan 2.
The 24 years-young rapper kept his James Dean like silhouette to perfection, dressed in all black with zippered-knee pants.
With a floppy comb over, G had his signature mic stand, full of un-clipped bras while performing “Far Alone” featuring his inspiration, rapper E-40.
Hours prior to the concert, I survived a 10-minute phone interview with G, which included a cold pair of hands and a few fan-girl moments.
I complimented his newest song releases, “I Might” and “Why Thank You”, also asking him how he sped through creating great tracks.
“Thank you, I had made ‘Why, Thank You’, a week or two before I put it out, I was in L.A. and had a session with Hit Boy and that was the first beat he played me,” he added. “As soon as I heard those words, the samples and strings are so epic and big and so notorious, and I just heard, ‘feeling better then I ever felt, feeling better then ever felt why thank you’”
G also reveals the artistic but mysterious side within his hit single, “Let’s Get Lost”, the video features long-time girlfriend Devon Baldwin, a night where the girl in town wants to get a little lost.
His personal drive and dedication becomes vivid when watching his classic black and white music videos.
“I constantly work to be better at my craft..a lot of times ideas come intuitively, I just mumblewords and stuff just comes together,” explained G.
I summed up the interview with a rapid-fire game where he had to pick one interest that he enjoyed doing more.
Q: With such artistic content, would you consider yourself a visionary artist?
A: “Absolutely, both of my parents are visionary artists and teach fine art, but growing I went to a lot of museums, played a lot of music at a young age and encouraged anything creative, music was the medium that I fell in love with.”
Q: What would you say is the most exciting song to play?
A: “I’m actually pretty excited to play that one ( Why, Thank You). First time I ever performed it. I’m not nervous, I’m excited. Touring so many years it becomes muscle memory at this point.
Q: Make her dinner or make reservations?
A: “Make dinner.” — What’s your go-to-dinner? —- “Um, (giggles) I’m not much of a cook (giggles). If I’m cookin it’s like mac n’ cheese, I’m a mac n’ cheese aficionado” — What’s the best mac n cheese you’ve had? — “Actually my manager’s sister cooks a crazy mac n’ cheese.”
Q: Do you Geek out when your songs play on the radio or play it cool?
A: “I’ve only heard my song play on the radio a couple times, I still geek out. It’s still new to me.”
You’re so big though!
“Ahh, but I don’t listen to the radio much I guess, or they just don’t play it when I’m listening.” If you geek out when they play it, cool.
Q: Clean surrounding or sh*t everywhere?
A: clean surrounding, helps me be in a good place.
From sold out shows to touring around the world, I was left with a good experience of what G-Eazy represents, keeping his promise of just scratching the surface of his journey and continuing to remain humble.
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