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Gerald Earl Gillum (born May 24, 1989 (1989-05-24) [age 30]), known professionally as G-Eazy, is an American rapper and songwriter. His first major-label album, These Things Happen, was released on June 23, 2014, and peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard 200. His second studio album, When It's Dark Out, was released on December 4, 2015. It featured the single "Me, Myself & I", which reached the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100. His third album, The Beautiful & Damned, was released on December 15, 2017. featuring "No Limit" which reached #4 of the US Billboard Hot 100. His EP B-Sides, released on June 27, 2019 (updated on August 22 and September 19, 2019), included all the songs that didn't make it to his upcoming album These Things Happen Too, expected to be released in 2020.

Personal life

When Gillum was in the first grade, his mother left his father, an associate professor of art at CSU Fresno. Gillum moved in with his grandparents in Berkeley, California. They later moved to North Oakland, although Gillum continued to attend school in Berkeley. Gillum attended Loyola University New Orleans and graduated in 2011.

Philanthropy and impact

In 2018, G-Eazy headlined a concert for Bay Area fire relief that raised $15M, pulled out of H&M sponsorship deal after blowback about a racist sweatshirt advertisement, performed at an Everytown fundraiser on the eve of March For Our Lives, and used his platform to speak out about anti-gun violence.[1][2][3] Also that year, G-Eazy launched the Endless Summer Fund, which is a non-profit dedicated to helping young people reach their full potential and strengthening the Bay Area community.[4]

Discography

  • The Epidemic LP (2009)
  • Must Be Nice (2012)
  • These Things Happen (2014)
  • When It's Dark Out (2015)
  • The Beautiful & Damned (2017)
  • These Things Happen Too (2020)

References


This page was made on February 15, 2020 by Sidemen19.

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