These Things Happen
G-Eazy (Gerald Gillum) raps “I know what I’ve been working for; it’s coming so soon” on the These Things Happen track, “Hello.” G started his trip to the top of the rap empire as a sophomore at Loyola University, where he released his first mix tape. Since then, he has received national attention, gaining loyal fans as he raps alongside other hip-hop artists like Drake and Lil Wayne. Since the beginning, it’s clear that what he has been working for has already arrived, and it definitely shows on his latest album.
With solid tracks like “Far Alone” and “Been Off,” it makes sense that the album has already peaked at number one on several music charts. The album is a mix between laid-back flows and egotistical tracks. Of course there’s the expected songs about partying, girls, drinking, etc., but G-Eazy also offers listeners a peek into something a little softer. “Almost Famous” details love and fear in the spotlight, a side of G-Eazy that listeners will be happy to hear.
The whole album reflects the lifestyle of those who find themselves young and reckless, drinking to get rid of hangovers and taking whatever comes to them in stride, because, well, these things happen. But whether or not you’re staying up late and partying like a rapper, there’s plenty about G-Eazy’s album to like.
Catch G-Eazy on Friday, Sept. 5 at Republic New Orleans at 10 p.m.