Interviews

Rapper G-Eazy on Sampling Doo-Wop Music: "It's a Match Made in Heaven"


Whether it's girls with winged eyeliner and beehives or guys in Letterman jackets and Ray-Ban shades, we're all hungry for 1950s and '60s nostalgia. And up and coming hip-hop artist G-Eazy is providing us with just that. With his greaser "T-Bird" style and regular use of doo-wop samples, it comes as no surprise that G-Eazy is turning heads rather quickly.

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The Oakland born, New Orleans-based rapper has seen considerable success in a short amount of time opening for such acts as Drake, Lil Wayne, and A$AP Rocky. Now, at the ripe age of 23, he's kicking off 2013 with his first headlining tour in support of the recently released album, Must Be Nice.

In a phone interview, rapper G-Eazy spoke to New Times about musical influences, giving away music for free, and seeing success at 23.

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