G-Eazy's claim to fame is a disloyal harlot who first made the rounds in 1961, twenty-eight years before he was born. Despite its age, the song "Runaround Sue" helped put G-Eazy (born Gerald Earl Gillum) on the map in 2011. The Oakland native attended Loyola University and received a BS in Music Industry Studies in 2011. He has opened for Drake, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg in concert.
Gerald Earl Gillum (born May 24, 1989) better known by his stage name G-Eazy is an American rapper, songwriter and producer most known for his sample of the 1960s hit Runaround Sue. Born and raised in Oakland and Berkeley, Gillum has gained recognition as part of the growing hip hop scene in the area, joining artists such as Lil B and The Cataracs. Having an interest in making music at a young age G-Eazy put together a local group known as the 'Bay Boyz' who released a number of songs via their Myspace page. He began to produce a number of singles as a sophomore while attending Loyola University. With success from his earlier mixtapes, Gillum continued to release further songs, notably "Waspy" and "Candy Girl". The latter as of 2011 having attained over 400,000 plays via Myspace.
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