Video: G-Eazy “Downtown Love” feat. John Michael Rouchell
For Fans Of: Chiddy Bang, Big Sean, Logic, Macklemore, Odd Future, Hoodie Allen
Rapper G-Eazy releases a new video today for “Downtown Love” which features John Michael Rouchell. These Things Happen is in stores now and out on iTunes. Peep this video below. The video was directed and written by Bobby Bruderle.
G-Eazy is an American rapper, songwriter and producer most known for his sample of the 1960s hit Runaround Sue. Continuing to combine both his studies and music, 2009 saw G-Eazy nominated for the annual mtvU Best Music on Campus Woodie. In August 2011, G-Eazy released the mixtape The Endless Summer via his official site, the mixtape samples from a number of other songs, most notably an updated version of the 1961 U.S. No. 1 hit “Runaround Sue” by Dion Dimucci, which April 2012 has achieved over 610,000 views via YouTube.
G’s been a fixture on the local New Orleans rap scene for a few years and more recently in the music blogosphere, but in the last few years his popularity has surged and as his national profile has grown exponentially.
Besides already being featured on the Vans Warped Tour, he has also opened for some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, and Drake. And last year in 2013 he was the finalist that fans selected as the opening act for the Billboard Music Awards Post-Party. Without label support, for the last couple of years he’s been trying to finish school while building up a grassroots fan-base across the U.S.
These Things Happen is set to feature and an all-star cast with fellow hip hop artists A$AP Ferg and the legendary E-40 as well as G-Eazy’s trusted and frequent collaborators and producers, Christoph Andersson, Blackbear and Devon Baldwin. Previously released tracks and fan favorites slated to be on the album include “Been On,” “Tumblr Girls,” “Almost Famous” and the remix of G-Eazy’s ode to the Bay Area “Far Alone” featuring E-40 and Jay Ant. The accompanying album artwork for These Things Happen, shot by Bobby Bruderle, is G-Eazy’s signature, classic black and white aesthetic, displaying a disheveled G-Eazy after a wild night. The artwork will also play into a storyline of photos included in the These Things Happenalbum booklet.
“The record’s about a strange, surreal window of time where the best bad decisions get made,” says G-Eazy. “The narrative in the video captures that energy of being young, living fast, in the moment and chasing whatever it is you want.”
For the very first time, G-Eazy will hit the road overseas to perform across Europe. The “These Things Happen Europe Tour” will hit Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Cologne and London before concluding at the Wireless Festival in Birmingham and London where G-Eazy joins a lineup that includes Kanye West,Pharrell, Drake and Outkast. The tour comes fresh after G’s sold out, 40-city North American headline “These Things Happen Tour,” which sold over 40,000 tickets and received rave reviews from the New York Times to the Oakland Tribune.
The release of These Things Happen follows a huge year for G-Eazy that included being named Spotify’s “Spotlight” Artist and a sold out headline tour. G-Eazy’s 2012 offering, Must Be Nice, reached #3 on the iTunes Hip Hop chart and garnered media acclaim from outlets such as Billboard, MTV, Interview Magazine, VIBE and The Source.
“G-Eazy – The Buzz is deafening.” – San Jose Mercury News