G-Eazy spent most of 2017 in one place (home) doing one thing (creating). The final product is his fourth studio album, “The Beautiful & Damned.” It dropped last month and the rapper, born Gerald Gillum, will tour behind it later this year.
“I couldn’t be more excited,” the Oakland-born emcee told me regarding the project. “The album is everything I wanted it to be conceptually, sonically.”
There are a number of features on the LP including Charlie Puth who contributes his writing skills and soulful vocals to the hook of the sure-fire hit “Sober” and Halsey, who is featured on the current single at pop radio “Him & I.”
Of course, just a quick scroll through G-Eazy’s Instagram will show you that he and the “Now or Never” singer are an item. Hearing him talk about her certainly confirms it.
“I’m really excited about that one,” he told me of the song they performed together. “(Halsey’s) incredible. Yunno, she’s beautiful beyond measure, talented beyond measure… she’s really special. Her and I have a special connection.”
G-Eazy attributed the small circles that artists live in, constantly bumping in to each other on red carpets and at award shows, to how he linked up with Halsey.
And in his words, “The rest is history.”