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G-Eazy: “There’s No Ceiling for an Independent Artist”

The Turning Point

The Turning Point:

G-Eazy: “The realistic, legitimate turning point was around the time I graduated college, like a year ago. I was coming to this point like, ‘I’m about to be out of school. Life is about to get real as fuck, and it’s time to set myself up to hit the ground and make this shit fucking happen.’ I knew I had to be out there on the road and I knew I had to have a mix tape and a video. I got my first look to go out on tour. It was the only opportunity to go out with Shwayze. In my mind, I was like, ‘Shwayze? I’ve heard of him. This is dope, to be in front of people every night.’

“I did that tour and then I dropped a mixtape, The Endless Summer, that got picked up by a whole lot of blogs. I released a music video for one of the big records on it called “Run Around Sue” and it got a lot of traction online and a lot of views. That kind of started putting things in motion. I just kept recording after that and the next project I did was all original without samples. I was like, ‘Alright, it’s time for me to go to iTunes and get some rent money.’ Now we’re out here, touring, and it feels good to finally be on my own tour headlining in front of a packed house that’s there to see me.”

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