G-Eazy is right here to make your summer season “lit, lit, lit!”
The 29-year-old “No Limit” rapper is hitting the street for his Endless Summer tour alongside artists Lil Uzi Vert and Ty Dolla $ign amongst others. ET sat down with G-Eazy in L.A. throughout rehearsals, the place he dished on bringing the “eclectic” present to life.
“It’s just a vibe,” he gushed. “It almost makes it feel like a festival… everybody is giving a different sound, a different perspective, a different energy and it’s really dope to see something like this come together, it’s rare.”
The rappers on the invoice haven’t any scarcity of social gathering anthems, however G-Eazy says to organize to expertise “a rollercoaster” of emotion.
“It’s like a movie. It should make you laugh and cry,” he mentioned. “That’s how fans relate, by having an emotional connection to the music and the experience of it. Music evokes a memory of, ‘I remember what that song meant to me at that time in my life,’ and it brings you back there.”
Consider your self warned: G-Eazy is able to shock you with some surprising celeb company on stage. The 6’four rapper has collaborated with the creme de la creme of artists (Britney Spears, Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Halsey), and he says, you by no means know who may pop up!
“I think for the fans, that’s a special part of the experience, when they get that surprise when someone gets brought out that they weren’t expecting.. to see that unity on stage,” he marveled.
The rapper, who grew up Gerald Gillum in Northern California’s Bay Area, has come a great distance since his days of promoting mixtapes on the streets of Oakland. He’s now a multi-platinum-selling artist, however tells ET he doesn’t fairly course of the magnitude of his fame.
“I feel the success in what I’m able to share and the platform that I have, or the resources that I have or being able to take care of my mom. Being able to travel more comfortably with my team, being able to reach a wide audience, and I’m grateful for all that comes with it. At the end of the day, it doesn’t stop there. It’s an always-going thing you have to keep up.”
While G-Eazy factors out that many sides of his life have modified, he’s stored just a few issues the identical. His tour rider nonetheless consists of “sour candy, water and a lot of coffee,” and he nonetheless will get nervous earlier than hitting the stage.
“It’s simply kinda what’s pure about being an artist. You’re going up there and also you’re susceptible and also you’re expressing your self. Especially if there’s sure individuals that you simply look as much as like loopy [in the audience]. I bear in mind on the VMAs once I obtained to carry out with Britney Spears and it was one of many craziest experiences of my life, and I bear in mind strolling out on stage and I appeared up and ‘Ye (Kanye West) was similar to, proper there! I used to be like, ‘Uhhhh, that is ‘Ye!” he recalled, including that he felt “so nervous.” But in the end, G-Eazy reminded himself, “I was going up there to do what I do, what I’m capable of, so it was just like, ‘Don’t trip, you’re supposed to be here, be good.’”
With a number of platinum plaques and a inventive partnership with Stillhouse Whiskey, G-Eazy is dipping his toes within the entrepreneurial pool, telling ET, “I do wanna develop as much as be like Puff [Daddy].” Still on the bucket listing? G-Eazy is prepared for his close-up… as an actor!
The rapper revealed it was none apart from Leonardo DiCaprio who’s chargeable for piquing his curiosity in theatrics. “He’s just the cleanest cat to ever live,” he mentioned, earlier than sharing the story of how they as soon as met.
“It was crazy,” G-Eazy gushed. “We were at an Oscars party and I was luckily tipsy enough to not be so nervous, and I saw him walk past me and I was like, ‘Woah!’ and I just tapped him and I talked to him and he was like, ‘Yo, you’re dope, kid! You’re a rockstar. I like you,’ and I think I fainted.”
“You forget that everybody is a human,” he continued. “Being mutual fans of each other is really crazy. You forget that they’re people too. They enjoy music just like we do.”