G-Eazy captured my ear forever when he dropped “Make-Up Sex” last summer. It started because he was sampling one of my favorite bands Generationals, but it continued because he’s actually a pretty interesting artist who offers a unique perspective. He seems to genuinely try to steer away from the tried and true whether it’s lyrically or with his beat selection.
Almost everything I’ve heard by him is retro inspired; it’s really nice to hear those old sounds in hip-hop, to be honest.
So today he drops “Plastic Dreams (feat. Johanna Fay)” and it’s like night and day compared to last year. He was good then, but he’s definitely stepped his game up – plus there’s no more sampling.
This isn’t exactly a feel good hit; this is deeper and more personal, almost like an introspective and retrospective rolled into one. He touches on the things that folks say he’ll never have over top of the things he’s already achieved that people also said he’d never have.
I’m definitely digging it, can’t wait til manana to hear the rest of Must Be Nice. Too bad it’s not out til September 25th. Download “Plastic Dreams” from the Soundcloud player below.