After making waves in 2014 with his debut studio album These Things Happen, G-Eazy is back in the studio laying down tracks for his sophomore project. Headlining his first Lollapalooza stage, the rapper chatted with Fuse about his forthcoming LP, building up a fan base and what it's like playing such a huge stage.
On the launch of his new album, G-Eazy refused to give away its official release date. "If I told you the date it's coming out, I'd have to kill you because nobody knows that yet, except me," he said. "But it's the best music I've ever made in my entire life."
The 26-year-old has made a name for himself since his mixtape days, building up a worldwide fan base extending from the Bay Area to cities across the globe. Recalling a time when a fan from Dubai traveled to his Montreal show, G-Eazy constantly reminds himself of his blessings.
"That's what you want as a creator," he told us. "That's the hardest thing—to get people to care and pay attention and listen. So when you have that, be appreciative. Step out on that stage, and give it your all."
While G-Eazy's no stranger to playing big stages—he toured for three years—being a part of Lollapalooza still hasn't sunk in.
"This is completely surreal, to be here at Lolla, a festival I've wanted to play forever—and to be headlining a stage! It's tough to really put that in words," he explained. "You dream of moments like this, and you just try to have fun while you're here. It's been a long time coming."
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