G-Eazy, born Gerald Gillum, released his album Must Be Nice this morning, and as is to be expected, it’s fantastic. G-Eazy continues to show off his unique voice and flow, original production, and perspective on the life of a young man traveling the world creating music. G had this to say about Must Be Nice:
Must Be Nice is a snap shot of who I am and what I’m about, at this point in my life. It’s my first proper album to introduce me to the world so I wanted to create a cohesive body of work, with a consistent sound that would flow beautifully from top to bottom.
G has been one of my favorite artists to follow over the past couple years, as he’s creating a sound altogether his own. He started gaining traction when he started sampling 50’s-era songs, but since building that platform for success, he has been able to branch out and explore his own, more original path. It’s clear that G-Eazy has found his niche, and I think the most intriguing thing about the young artist is his voice. In a time when so many young white rappers are all sounding the same, G has made his sound instantly recognizable with his nasal voice that rides the beats as smoothly as anybody else in the game right now.
1. “Marilyn” (ft. Dominique LeJeune) – G-Eazy
2. “Hello” – G-Eazy
3. “Must Be Nice” (ft. Johanna Fay) – G-Eazy
Favorite tracks off Must Be Nice: Marilyn (this will likely always be a favorite hip hop song of mine), Lady Killers, Must Be Nice
G-Eazy and Hoodie Allen are touring together this fall. Sunset in the Rearview is proud to be a sponsor of the Plastic Dreams section of the tour alongside our brother blog Pigeons and Planes. Check the schedule after the jump and definitely make it out to a show if you can. Both young artists are incredibly fun to see live, and both are rising quickly in the world of hip-hop for good reason. Flyer for Plastic Dreams tour: