American rap artist G-Eazy began life as Gerald Gillum, born in Oakland, California on May 24th, 1989. He started out as a record producer whilst still at university in New Orleans and began performing and building up credibility as a performer in the East Bay hip-hop scene, associating with fellow artists such as Lil B and The Cataracts. Gillum's early mixtapes had very limited success until he recorded The Endless Summer in 2011. It was released as a giveaway in order to promote Gillum's work and it contained a reworking of Dion's hit single “Runaround Sue” with an accompanying video directed by Tyler Yee. The song garnered over four million YouTube views and kick-started Gillum's rap career. In 2014 he released his major-label debut album, a collection of 16 tracks titled These Things Happen. The album topped the Billboard Hip-Hop Charts, went to number three on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in the process. Bagging an international hit the following year in the form of the Bebe Rexha collaboration “Me, Myself & I”, he swiftly returned with a second LP, When It’s Dark Out, which reached number five in the US. His third effort, The Beautiful & Damned, arrived in 2017 to mixed reviews, with its lead single, the ASAP Rocky and Cardi B collaboration “No Limit”, becoming his highest-charting song to date. Matching his existing record, the album peaked at number three in his home country. In 2018, G-Eazy found his off-stage life marred by controversy following an incident when he was found guilty of assaulting a security guard in Sweden as well as being in possession of narcotics. Nonetheless, he’s since maintained a prolific output, sharing two EPs entitled B-Sides and Scary Nights in 2019 and returning in 2020 with Everything’s Strange Here, a new album taking cues from indie rock. In 2021, he began teasing a sequel to These Things Happen, ushering it in with the Chris Brown and Mark Morrison collaboration “Provide”.