G-Eazy has been somewhat absent in recent times. The Oakland rapper had a lot of success in the mid-2010s, following a plethora of struggles early in his career.
The musician (real name Gerald Gillum) first arrived in the mainstream around 2012. Initially emerging as a record producer, Eazy worked locally with acts such as The Cataracs and Lil B. Still, with musical connections across the Bay Area, the rapper slowly cultivated a fan base with his projects. Meanwhile, he was still living with his mother.
Due to his local renown, he was invited to perform nationwide with the ‘Vans Warped Tour’. Following this, Gillum independently released his 2012 debut album, Must Be Nice. However, as he continued to network around the Bay area of San Francisco, he built up such a buzz to become the go-to opening act for more prominent artists when they had performances in Oakland. Eazy got to open for the likes of Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne. Following the success of his debut album on iTunes, the rapper, with the help of Tory Lanez and KYLE, set out on his own tour compromised of 40 stops throughout the United States and Canada.
Eventually signing to RCA Records, G-Eazy released four full-length studio albums to critical acclaim, with his last release being in 2021. However, since then, the musician has been extremely dormant, but recently the Oakland emcee gave an interview to Billboard magazine explaining the predicament he finds himself in. Earlier this year, he released his single ‘Tulips & Roses’ out of the blue. However, clarifying why he took his break Gillum told Billboard, “I went through some personal things with losing my mom, and there was just a bit of an overall burnout.”
He continued, “We started aggressively trying to tour and release music independently. That level of grind catches up to you. I just needed that step back. Once that spark hit, it was like, ‘Yeah, it’s over. We found it. Now y’all are in trouble.’” Gillum has given many interviews over the years and revealed a lot of personal yet strange things about himself. That said, in an interview with XXL Magazine, the artist revealed what his two favourite movies are but admitted that one narrowly clinches the top spot.
After a brief ponder, Gillum disclosed, “Pulp Fiction. Tarantino’s probably my favourite. It’s either that or Inglorious Basterds. But Pulp Fiction’s just so fucking iconic. I can never watch it the whole way through. It gets really fuckin’ noir at the end. That’s his best work. It’s Tarantino at his absolute best; the style, the tone, the cinematography.”
You can watch the trailer for Pulp Fiction in the video below.