Gerald Earl Gillum, renowned by his stage name G-Eazy, is a celebrated American record producer and rapper. He got his mammoth break with ‘The Endless Summer’, a mixtape which he released on internet. He shot to fame with the song ‘Runaround Sue’ which featured Devon Baldwin, ‘The American Idol’ contestant in the music video. Gillum never considers himself to be a ‘natural’ rapper however; he did have the entrepreneurial drive and passion to make it big in the music industry. Even before rolling out his first full-fledged album he spent almost a decade in order to build a fan following and brushing his art. He has been a part of numerous tours and was able to build his brand from the grass root level to becoming a hip-hop heartthrob. Here are some of the thoughts, views and opinions that the rapper who never minces his words has expressed on subjects close to his heart. Let us browse through some of the most notable quotes and sayings by G-Eazy that teach us the importance of taking risks and dreaming big.
When I first decided I wanted to make beats and write songs and stuff like that, it wasn't like I sat down and the first thing I wrote was even halfway legit. It took a while to find my way through it.
I just kept telling myself that ultimately, the money that my grandparents had put away to go into my college fund, that they were investing for me to go to school and get this education, it had to be worth something.
I think it's natural for a creative to be sensitive. If I'm in the studio and I write something, I think it's the greatest thing in the world; it's like my baby. I just made something out of thin air that exists now in a tangible form. It's the biggest thrill in my life.
I try to find 15 minutes a day to just be alone without any distractions just for headspace to meditate and get my Zen on. I think that helps me get through the hecticness of the day on tour with the interviews, the sound check, the meet and greets, the show and the post-show meet and greets.
I always thought that one day I would be somebody. I would be successful in music, and I would have fans that cared about my music. At the same time, I really feel like an ordinary guy; I have been an ordinary guy forever.
When you sample something, you're using the crutch of borrowing chords and melodies from a song that's already great, that's already stood the test of time, that's already special. When you're trying to do it all from scratch, you're writing something brand new that has to stand on its own.
I know what it feels like to walk out in front of a sold-out crowd of a thousand people that are there for you, and how good that feels, but as an opener, you just have to train yourself to think that it's going to be harder.
I read the Steve Jobs book, and that kind of changed everything. I've been, like, an Apple geek my whole life and have always seen him as a hero. But reading the book, and learning about how he built the company, and maintaining that corporate culture and all that, I think that influenced me a lot.
What's weird is the Hot Boys and the whole New Orleans Cash Money thing had a really big impact on the Bay when that was popping off. I don't all the way understand it. I mean, I know that they were big everywhere and had a lot of commercial success in the mid to late '90s, but they were really, really felt in the Bay Area.