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G-Eazy Pushes Genre Barriers On ‘These Things Happen’

On G-Eazy’s “Almost Famous,” the 25-year-old Bay Area MC raps, “So if you don’t fuck with me I’m OK with that.” What might at first seem like just another line reads as more of a mantra after listening to These Things Happen, which may inspire admiration in some of the newer segments of hip-hop’s ever growing audience and indifference or even distaste in the more traditional areas of the genre’s fan base. Statistics like over 174,000 Twitter followers (and counting) and millions of YouTube views for his videos, or the backing of the Blueprint Group (the management team behind stars like ...

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