Oakland’s Gerald Gillum, better known as G-Eazy has climbed the ladder of fame, from the early days of Must Be Nice to recent chart-climbing classic, When It’s Dark Out. A few things remain the same: the goals, dreams, and aspirations of this artist. The climb to the top has always been on Gerald’s mind, and he has always been an advocate of setting your sights to the highest of elevations, and working your hardest to reach your target. As he puts it, “And in a year I went from overlooked to overbooked. You won’t ever understand the work it took.”
Check out what life on the road is like for G-Eazy now:
Standing in line for the photo pit at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, I ran into Grady Brannan, Gerald’s personal photographer. I asked him if I could snap a quick photo, he agreed, and I took his portrait just as he has taken portraits of countless hip-hop legends. The anticipation began to build as I reviewed my photo and the lights dimmed. “Intro” from When It’s Dark Out slowly fading into the howls, wails, and roars from the crowd behind me.
G-Eazy hit the stage with an explosion of pyrotechnics and light. The blaring tones from the crowd hitting me harder than the bass frequencies from the speakers. Bras sailed through the air, fire and smoke. G-Eazy brought the energy from the very start. Dressed in all black with his hair slicked back, and a faded Metallica shirt on, he was truly ready to rock out. His first track was “Random” continuing through the album following the flow of his recent album and bringing out a slew of guests. Devon Baldwin joined for “Lets get Lost,” followed by appearances from Logic, A$AP Ferg, and Marc E Bassy, and finally one and only Based God. Lil B. Read More