G-Eazy Shows He’s a Triple Threat with the Release of 3 New Tracks (Audio)
26-year-old Oakland native G-Eazy is steadily winning over Heads with his extemporaneous wit in freestyles, his rapid-fire barbs on the A$AP Ferg & Danny Seth-assisted “Lotta That,” and his collaborations with unexpected but perfectly tailored artists. With the release of These Things Happen in June of 2014, the MC and producer has enjoyed peaking at the top of the charts, working with Oakland Hip-Hop royalty E-40, and completing a hugely successful 39-date North American tour. In January, he released tracks featuring Too $hort, and P-Lo & K-Camp.
Now he’s gearing up for the release of his next project, an as-of-yet untitled album expected to drop in October. In anticipation, he laced fans with three new tracks, each one unique but all interwoven with the general theme of “you ain’t gotta like me.” On the bouncy, !llmind-produced “Oh Well,” he acknowledges and dismisses the fair-weather hangers-on he’s amassed in the previous year or so (“People ask for help, ‘can we work withchu?’/Got me on the verge of rude, ‘If I may ask you kindly, please fuck off, I got work to do'”).
On “Running,” he enlists the help of Gabriel Garzón-Montano, a Brooklyn musician whose cache soared when Drake sampled his track “6 8” on “Jungle,” off If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. “Running” uses a similar formula, with vocals from Garzón-Montano’s “Keep On Running” anchoring G-Eazy’s nostalgic verses on the Michael Keenan-produced joint.
Capping off the trio of releases is “You Got Me,” a slapper whose refrain of “Bitch, you got me fucked up” hits hard at G-Eazy’s haters and is probably the most single-ready of the three, thanks in part to the beat from Southside of the Atlanta-based production squad 808 Mafia.
Which of the three are you feeling the most?