Less is more. Simplicity is awesome. That's all you need in life. Its just my personal philosophy.— G-Eazy
The most useful G-Eazy quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
I've put myself in this position where I haven't set myself up with a Plan B.
I don't have a safety net; it's all in.
If you push yourself to stay hungry, you're always working towards at least taking steps forward. If you're taking steps forward, then you're making progress.
In anything I do I try to stay true to myself because I think that's what matters most, and then the challenge is getting all these different sides of my personality to fit together in one box. It isn't an easy task. But that's basically what the end result represents.
I think my style revolves around the philosophy that less is more, that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. That goes for my taste in design and in clothes, and even affects the way I approach music. I'm all about keeping things simple, and minimal, but being able to convey something powerful through that approach.
Lost in this young world, I'm just trying to navigate See the pie sliced, I'm just trying to grab a plate.
Life is good. I've got a apartment that is paid for with rap money. It's good. It's amazing. It's a blessing. I wake up every day and appreciate how much of a blessing this is getting to do this. But it is important to always stay humble, grounded, focused, and maintain that same ambition you had when you had nothing.
I was slicking my hair back when I was in sixth grade.
Nothing tops making a living off your passion.
Just wearing all black comes from Johnny Cash.
I'm on the road so much that if I wear all black my clothes never get dirty. You can't tell if I've worn the same shirt twice.
What inspires me is the desire to be on.
The desire to be successful. The desire to reach people through my music and make a living off it and never have to do anything else. Being able to do music full time and travel the world and share this music with everybody. That's the dream.
It's important to push yourself to get better at your craft - whatever that is.
It's important to grow and evolve with each project.
I see myself as a hip-hop artist, but I never wanted to make music for a specifically white audience. Thats not what I grew up around.
In my dorm room, I was a hermit making music, I've always had a sense of urgency that I don't have forever to make this happen.
The biggest thing for me is the new music.
I'm playing a lot of new music that is not released yet on my tours. Seeing the reaction to that is super inspiring.
I've matured as a person and so has the music.
.. It's gotten more sophisticated and interesting I think.
I think, back in the day, when I was first starting to make music, all I wanted to do was to get a record deal.
If you're not putting enough time into the music, there's not gonna be a whole lot of it. So in my eyes, success is just being able to do what I love for a living, spend all my time doing it, connect with fans, and continue that for a long f - king time.
If I didn't make a single song in two months, I'm slippin'. You can't just party every night.
When you're choosing the track list and the sequencing, it's important to make sure that there's some strong concepts on there and that it matters and it says something... that it sticks with people.
There's a crazy energy in Toronto. I think some of that may be from being a border from where I'm from and being so close.
I grew up in Oakland and Berkeley, California.
If you think about rap and how it has become so much easier to record music and release it, and you think about everyone in the world being a 'rapper' these days, it's so much easier. But it's still as hard as ever to break through and truly be successful in this industry.
Anybody can have a great album in themselves but it's not until you bring it out and put it into tangible form and creating it and working on it in the studio that all of that comes to life you know what I mean?
In a sense, touring is crazy. You go city to city playing the show over and over again. But there's something magic about being in front of people, so it's not like going through the motions every night. It's a different experience.
Toronto is amazing, it's one of my favourite cities to visit.
Toronto and Montreal are just super dope places.
It's a really good time for California right now in music.
A great song can come from anybody. A great performance can come from anybody. It doesn't matter who you are, and that's truly what I believe.
I don't come to Toronto often, so when I'm there it's always special and rare which I think makes it very exciting for my fans.
I want to tell every fan that I appreciate them with a retweet or reply but I don't want my account to lose my own tweets. I don't my fans to have to go through a bunch of replies to get to my own tweets right? In the big picture though I do read all of the tweets and I appreciate all of my followers and my fans.
I'm a Gemini, so there's two people in me.
Straight up. There's the nerd who is totally zoned out in the studio, EQ-ing this kick drum, raising this snare one decibel, or swapping this high hat out for another. Then there's the other side who's a performer. I have to go out on stage and be electric, a fire cracker, just run around the stage and give a show.
I listen to a wide array of music, all depends on the mood I'm in at the time.
Thing is, I wasn't in the library, didn't study too much, didn't get the best grades, but honestly, I didn't party a lot either. I stayed in a lot.
Sometimes when you meet stars, on one hand you're like, "You're who I'm inspired by, you're who I look up to." On the other hand you're like, "I wanna be in the same kind of shoes that you're in." That's how I've always seen myself. Some of me is star-struck, some of me feels like I'm looking at a peer. They're another person who sees the world the same way I do, who already did it. It's inspiring.
I'd have to say the best part of being successful is being able to take care of my mom so she never has to worry about anything again and also being able to put my friends and people I care about in positions to win.
Whenever I perform I try to connect with the crowd and give off energy so when they walk away from the show its remarkable and its something they talk about it, like 'damn I cant wait to come back to my show.'
I was 14 years old when I started rapping and I was terrible.
I fell in love with it though and when that happens with me I become super passionate and go all the way with it.
I suppose sometimes the lack of privacy can be a little hard to deal with at times.
I always think I'm going to record a lot on tour but it's always hard to fit it in the schedule, and there's a whole lotta' other extra curricular activities that happen on the road.
If you get comfortable, that's how you fall off.
Music meant more to me than a social life and just hangin out.
haha just being tired of repacking my suit case every couple of days, and anytime i wanted to cop some new clothes i would have to throw away something I had to make room in the suitcase.
I had a job since I was old enough to work - since I was, like, 14.
I wear what I like to wear, I don't pick out clothes to try to fit in or whatever, I just like what I like.
I dunno, there were always people believing in me, but you just gotta be confident in whatever you wanna do.
I'm on this raised-platform-stage and I'm put on display, but at the same time I'm just a human. I'm just a regular person at the end of the day and, you know, I just want them to know that I do appreciate every single one of them.
I didnt grow up around all white people;
I never wanted to gentrify hip-hop, Ive never wanted to speak to an all-white audience.
I think it's important to say something.
If you're making music it's kinda' like, oh, cool, so is everyone else.
I think the special stuff [music] still finds a way to be heard, as long as you pair it with a good release strategy.
A song or an album is never really done.
You can work on it forever, but knowing when to call it a day and knowing when to walk away from it is extremely important.
I stuck with my education, you know, I really did that for my grandma.
It meant a lot to her that I finished school and in the grand scheme of things it was her who had saved and helped provide for me this opportunity to go to school.