G-Easy is a popular American rapper and record producer who achieved his huge achievement with the mixtape “The Endless Summer”, which he released on the internet for free by himself. G-Easycame into recognization after he released the song “Runaround Sue” where an American idol’s contestant, Devon Baldwin was also present in the music video.
Table of Biography
The professional rapper’s real name is Gerald Earl Gillum. His birthdate is 24 May 1989 and his birthplace is Oakland, California, the U.S. Similarly, Gerald’s present age is 31 years old and his sun sign was Gemini. Gerald is an American native. The name of the rapper’s parents is father, Edward Gillum, and mother, Suzanne Olmsted. Gerald’s father is an associate professor of art at CSU Fresno. On the other hand, his mother is an artist who worked as a part-time teacher at 2 schools. His parents split their ways when Gerald was in the 1st grade.
Also, after his parent’s divorce, he began living together with his grandparents in Berkeley, California. The rapper also has a brother whose name is James Wolcott Gillum. The family after that migrated to North Oakland, however, Gerald was continuing his studies in Berkeley. Gerald’s mother was the one who first introduced him to music and fame, showing Gerald the Beatless movie “A Hard Days Night” at the time of his childhood. At the age of fourteen, Gerald made a decision to have a career in music to earn some money and to pursue his dreams.
Career and Professional Life
G-Eazy began rapping when he was still studying in the middle school in Oakley, California. When he was just fifteen years old, Gerald and his friends together were forming a band whose name was “The Bay Boyz”. They started producing their songs from their MySpace page. Soon Gerald started releasing his own mixtapes and sold them for 5 bucks each. He would often attempt to make the CDs look formal with his own-made cover art and logo. Then, he migrated to New Orleans after completing his schooling and attended Loyola University’s Music Industry Studies program.
In the year 2008, the song “Candy Girl” went very famous and was added to “The Epidemic LP” in year 2009. As he began to gather the attention from various fans, following the example of a band from his high school, he made a decision to start exploring to enlarge a fan base. G-Easy’s manager tied in Christoph Andersson, a DJ and a fellow student at the Loyola University, to unlock for his shows at the time of his trips. This produced a longtime partnership between the 2, with Andersson traveling with him for 2 years directly and later making and co-writing songs for his albums.
Until then, G-Eazy had already turned into the new hip-hop personality in the East Bay Area. He was connecting into the ranks of Lil B, Crohn, and The Cataracs. In the year 2010, his fame enlarged as he began to unlock for formed artists such as Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. G-Eazy achieved a purchase in the music industry with the release of the mixtape “The Endless Summer” in August 2011. The song “Runaround Sue”, which was represented from the original 1961 No.one song by Dion DiMucci, became a runaway hit and achieved more than four million views on YouTube.
Moreover, in the year 2011, when he was still at the University, he explored with Drake for some time but had to call off it as the professors bullied him to fail him if he missed some more classes. In November the same year, following his graduation, he moved on a nationwide trip together with Shwayze. G-Easy began to tour around America in the year 2012, presenting on the annual “Vans Warped Tour” in June. He also performs on the “Excellent Adventure Tour” in July, being present together with Hoodie Allen. In September the same year, he ranked in third place on the “iTunes Hip-Hop Chart” with his self-released 1st full-length album, “Must Be Nice”.
More about his career
Then, he attended Lil Wayne and T.I., presenting on “America’s Most Wanted Tour” on July 9, 2013. During this trip, he presents songs from his other album, “These Things Happen”. It was which was his 1st album which was out by RCA Records in the following year. After achieving success from his recent album, he began working on his first overseas tour, “From the Bay to the Universe”. He was present on national TV for the 1st time in the year 2014 on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”. There he presented the song “I Mean It” live.
On December 4, 2015, he let out his 3rd studio album, “When It’s Dark Out”, guide by the single “Me, Myself & I” presenting Bebe Rexha. It ranked at No. seven on the United States “Billboard Hot 100”. Moreover, he went on to work together with pop singer Britney Spears for the single “Make Me…”, which was out on July 15, 2016. Together with singer Kehlani, he taped the song “Good Life” for the soundtrack of the 2017 film “The Fate of the Furious”. G-Easy is now working on his 3rd label album.
In December 2017, his 4th studio album, “The Beautiful & Damned” was out in collaboration with the singles “No Limit”, “Him & I”, and “Sober”. The album started forming at #3 on the United States Billboard 200. Also, it was turning into the singer’s 3rd the United States top ten albums. G-Eazy’s album, “These Things Happen”, his 1st album to be out by the main record label. It also ranked at No. three on the United States ‘Billboard 200’. It also ranked the highest spot on the “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart. The album sold 250,000 copies in the US in about one year and achieved Gold certification from RIAA.
G-Easy’s 3rd studio album, “When It’s Dark Out”, was achieved with positive opinions and made it to No. five on the ‘Billboard 200’, and also was No. one on the “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart. The album, which represented his hit single “Me, Myself & I”, has achieved a Platinum certification from RIAA together with more than 1 million sales. Additionally, G-Eazy was on the nomination list for the “Best Hip-Hop Artist” in the “MTV Europe Music Award” in the year 2016. The following year, he was the winner of a People’s Choice Award in the classification of the favorite hip-hop artist.
As a rap artist, songwriter, and producer, G-Easy has been earning an excellent amount of wealth. G-Easy has a net worth of about $12 million. Moreover, E-Easy did a concert for Bay Area Fire Relief in the year 2018 which made him earn $15 million. As of now, G-Easy has been living a good and luxurious life without any troubles and unfulfilled needs.
Relationship status and Controversy
The rapper was once in a relationship with a singer, actress, and model, Devon Baldwin. The couple got to meet each other when they were studying at the Loyola University in New Orleans. Then, he was dating Lana Del Rey at a point. Similarly, G-Easy was dating the singer Halsey for some months. Then, it was out that he was in a relationship with Christina Roseann Ray in late 2018. As of now. Since early 2019, he has a good relationship with a Victoria Secret’s model, Yasmin Wijnaldum.
Gillum was once arrested in Stockholm, Sweden on 2nd May 2018. It was because of a suspicion of a violation, possession of narcotics, and narcotics use. Also, he reportedly punched a security guard and some cocaine packets were also found in his pocket. On 4th May, Gillum begged guilty to violent impenetrable, narcotics possession, and assault in opposition to an official in court. Then, G-Easy was given a sentence to probation. Also, he was asked to pay $10,000 as a fine and $900 as a compensation fee to the security guard who got punched.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Regarding the talented rapper’s physical appearance, G-Easy has a height of 6 feet 4 inches or 193 cm. He has a bodyweight of 84 kg or 185 lbs. Similarly, the rapper has a pair of brown eyes with black hair. He obviously has a good height, slim figure, and dashing personality. Also, he has a fair complexion with a handsome face. It seems like G-Easy is also a fitness freak and often goes to the gym.
Talking about the artist’s presence on the social media platforms, G-Easy is obviously active there. He has an Instagram account with 8.7 million followers and a Twitter account with 3.4 million followers. Similarly, he has a Facebook page where he has more than 2 million followers. Also, the rapper has his own YouTube channel with 7.85 subscribers where he uploads his creations. Moreover, G-Easy even has its own website.