Who is G Eazy?
G-Eazy whose real name is Gerald Earl Gillum is a popular American rapper as well as a producer. He rose to fame after he released his mixtape, “The Endless Summer” on the internet for free. He became a household name for his song, “Runaround Sue” which featured Devon Baldwin, an “American Idol” contestant. He is known for wearing a James Dean haircut and black leather jackets, which were popular during the American gangster era.
G-Eazy Early Life and Family
G-Eazy was born in Oakland, California on 24 May 1989 to Suzanne Olmsted, an artist. and Edward Gillum, an art associate professor at California State University, Fresno, so is an American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Gerald wasn’t raised by his parents as they separated when he was in the first grade, so he moved in with his grandparents in Berkeley, California.
His mother taught in two schools as a part-time teacher to help take care of her family; he has two brothers, Noah and James who he grew up with. Although his family moved to North Oakland, G-Eazy continued with his studies in Berkeley. He was first introduced to the music industry by his mother when she showed him “A Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles when he was still young. He had already made a decision to pursue a career in music, and even did odd jobs when he was only 14 to earn cash that would help him follow his passion.
When he was 12 years old, his mother started a romantic relationship with a woman called Melissa Mills. Although at first he felt embarrassed and confused by his mother’s relationship, he later accepted Melissa as part of the family. However, the relationship did not last long as Melissa became depressed and succumbed to an overdose. G-Eazy expressed his experience from all this in one of his songs – “Everything Will Be OK” which was on his third album.
G-Easy went to the New Orleans Loyola University, which is where he first met with Christopher Anderson, subsequently his producer, who also studied there.
G-Eazy Professional Career and Rise to Stardom
Between 2008 and 2013, G-Eazy moved from being just a struggling college student wannabe artist to one of the top rappers in the Hip-Hop industry. When he started off, he was part of “The Bad Boyz”, a collaborative that had created a Myspace page and put up a variety of original songs. It was this plus other events that made G-Eazy into a locally recognized musician in the East Bay Area. However, he rose to stardom in 2010 when he got the chance to be part of the opening act for world-renowned artists, Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne.
His 2009 and 2011 mixtapes failed to do as well as he had anticipated. G-Eazy’s project “The Endless Summer” had a number of songs with the most successful being the “Runaround Sue” remix – its video attracted more than four million views on YouTube, produced in collaboration with renowned musicians including Devon Baldwin, Erika Flowers, and Greg Banks on this project. In November the same year, together with Shwayze he had the pleasure of touring the country to promote this album.
In 2012, G-Eazy was part of the Vans Warped Tour, in which he got to perform in many US states. Later, he joined with Hoodie for the Excellent Adventure Tour that took place in several US cities. In September that same year, G-Eazy released his first for-profit album, “Must Be Nice”, which was fully independent of any label, and was received very well, ending-up in third position on iTunes Hip-Hop Chart. This success came with better news, as Lil Wayne called him again in 2013 for the “The America Most Wanted Tour”.
G-Easy’s next album was “These Things Happen” which was released on 23 June 2014 in the US and a month later in the UK, managing to land in position three on both the Top Digital Albums and US Billboard 200 charts. After its release, G Eazy went on a 40-date tour across the US and Canada, accompanied by artists including Tory Lanez, Rocky Fresh, and KYLE. The RIAA certified the album gold in October 2015, with G Eazy’s next tour commencing on 21 October 2014, entitled “From The Bay To The Universe”, visited countries including Australia and New Zealand.
G-Easy has appeared in various festivals including “Outside Lands”, “Made in America”, “Electric Forest”, and “Lollapalooza”. He also loves fashion, and in 2015, he went into partnership with Rare Panther in releasing a line of fashion. It is due to his sense of style and this partnership that he appeared in the “Top 10 Most Stylish” of GQ Magazine in the fashion week in New York.
G Easy Personal Life, Girlfriend
When it comes to dating, G Eazy has been in many relationships mostly with females who are also in the entertainment industry. In 2011, he was in a platonic relationship with Devon Baldwin, and it’s also rumored that he once dated Britney Spears as well as Lana del Ray. After he broke up with Lana back in 2017, G Eazy got into a romantic relationship with Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, popularly known as Hansley, but that went through rough patches and they eventually broke up.
In 2018, Gillum was rumored to be dating Christina Roseann, a production designer – the couple was spotted in Los Angeles on a dinner date, kissing passionately inside and outside G-Easy’s Mustang; according to eyewitnesses, their make-out session lasted at least 20 minutes.
— G-Eazy (@G_Eazy) September 8, 2018
G-Easy Hair Style
G-Easy has a distinct hairstyle which has been inspired by the age of greaser’s hair. Normally it is referred to as a comb-over slick back or traditional slicked style. He creates various looks by changing the cuts and styles to keep it fresh and interesting. He is said to prefer using a water-based pomade for his hair, in order to bring out the sleek look.
G-Eazy Net Worth
G-Eazy has been very successful in his music career, including massive sales of his singles, mixtapes, tours and albums. From all the sales, according to authoritative sources, he has accumulated a net worth estimated to be over $9 million, in less than a 10-year career.