Lanky, polished, and simply very white, rapper G-Eazy is no Vanilla Ice; he's not Mac Miller either, nor any sort of Eminiem. G-Eazy, with his slicked back hair and easy command of the stage, is known for, among other things, sampling doo-wop, like on his hit "Runaround Sue," and even Grizzly Bear on "Acting Up." It's always hard to be a cool white dude making hip-hop, but this guy makes it look, well, easy.
Born Gerald Earl Gillum, onstage, G-Eazy has supported artists like A$AP Rocky, represented on the Vans Warped Tour stages, and just this week, hit West Palm Beach with Lil Wayne on his America's Most Wanted Tour. When we spoke with the artist about staying in school even as his musical career bloomed, remaining loyal to Oakland, his hometown, and his upcoming Fall release, G-Eazy seemed mature way beyond his 24 years.