Quotes by G-Eazy

I hate picking out clothes.
- G-Eazy
My mom was a single parent.
- G-Eazy
I grew up watching Kobe Bryant.
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I'm on Tumblr all the time.
- G-Eazy
I've got some growing up to do.
- G-Eazy
I actually went to high school with Lil Uno.
- G-Eazy
A halfway decent haircut will go a long way!
- G-Eazy
I grew up in Oakland and Berkeley, California.
- G-Eazy
Much respect to Eminem - he's the greatest.
- G-Eazy
I've always been an outsider to some extent.
- G-Eazy
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I've never fit in anywhere in my life. Ever.
- G-Eazy
I got my start in small dive bars in New Orleans.
- G-Eazy
I was slicking my hair back when I was in sixth grade.
- G-Eazy
I like to have a lot of girls over and play loud music.
- G-Eazy
I'm just making music, and I'm paying my bills.
- G-Eazy
Keeping in touch with the people that matter is important.
- G-Eazy
Touring is starting to feel more like home than home does.
- G-Eazy
Performing music live, there's a certain magic to it.
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I'm not on the radio all day long. I'm not on TV.
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New money is something fun to celebrate if you never had it.
- G-Eazy
Albums serve as paragraphs in an artist's autobiography.
- G-Eazy
Whenever I can squeeze it in, I'm writing and recording.
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I've always dreamt big and the dream is to keep making music.
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I had a job since I was old enough to work - since I was, like, 14.
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I've gone on in front of a crowd of 10 people and 7,000 people.
- G-Eazy
I don't want to be a small-time, independent, successful rapper.
- G-Eazy
It's just crazy to look back at what I was wearing in high school.
- G-Eazy
It's on the people to dictate what is relevant and what is moving.
- G-Eazy
The Bay area made me who I am, and it only felt right to go back there.
- G-Eazy
I would never consider myself a role model in the wide sense of the word.
- G-Eazy
My mom would always play me a lot of late-'50s, late-'60s rock.
- G-Eazy
You can tell when someone is reading the lines of a song or performing it.
- G-Eazy
If you're not out living, then you've got nothing to talk about.
- G-Eazy
Being in a position to bring people together like we do is a beautiful thing.
- G-Eazy
I'm just doing the only thing I know how to do. There was never a plan B.
- G-Eazy
I've been in love with music since I was old enough to establish my taste.
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You have this ability in hip hop to be invincibly cool, and that is a part of G-Eazy.
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'Runaround Sue' was a big record for me, as well as the music video for it.
- G-Eazy
I remember, when I was ten, I wanted to look like Em. I had the bleached blonde hair.
- G-Eazy
You don't need mainstream media outlets, the big TV looks, or the magazine covers.
- G-Eazy
I love the road. The closest thing to home, for me, is being on a tour bus, ironically.
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I don't know if most people know it or not, but I produce, like, 95% of my own stuff.
- G-Eazy
My friends put me on to Mobb Deep when I was a little kid. I've always been a big fan.
- G-Eazy
The gatekeepers don't control the gates, and the powers that be aren't as powerful.
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I think being a rock star is a little bit different than being an athlete or even a movie star.
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When you're around somebody like E-40, all you can do is watch and learn, and soak up game.
- G-Eazy
I'll be a Bay kid for the rest of my life. That's in my veins; that's in my bones.
- G-Eazy
I grew up with the Pack. When they released 'Vans,' it was a seeing-is-believing moment.
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I think you should always push yourself to want to grow and learn more and be inspired and develop.
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I'm the type of person that rises to the occasion, and when work is in front of me, I do work.
- G-Eazy
I stick with a '60s vintage aesthetic of letterman's jackets, plain T-shirts, and good jeans.
- G-Eazy
I think when you're telling a story from inside of you that's genuine, people connect with it.
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Touring is a tough plane to get off the ground, and it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of investments.
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I'm aware that there are a million other people who want what I'm lucky enough to have right now.
- G-Eazy
My whole career has been from scratch, so I never took it for granted that people care and support what I do.
- G-Eazy
Music is only special when it's coming from a genuine place - it's just energy trapped in a bottle.
- G-Eazy
You have to be dope; you have to find an audience and reach that audience with your identity and your message.
- G-Eazy
I think, back in the day, when I was first starting to make music, all I wanted to do was to get a record deal.
- G-Eazy
It was inspiring to see local legends like E-40 and Keak da Sneak break out with 'Tell Me When to Go.'
- G-Eazy
What costs the world to you as a working kid fresh out of college costs nothing to you as a successful musician.
- G-Eazy
London, from the architecture to the culture to the fashion to the accents, feels like it's a special place.
- G-Eazy
I'm really attracted to girls who are passionate about music because that's what I'm obsessed with.
- G-Eazy
You have an entire generation of kids who grew up with the idea that music is something that you can download for free.
- G-Eazy
Growing up, I heard as much E-40 and Mac Dre on the radio as I did 50 Cent. It's in our culture to support our own.
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You'd die very sad if you tried to make everyone in the world happy, you know what I mean? You can't; no one can.
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Something I stand for is being brave enough to invest in creative ideas that I firmly believe in and bringing those to life.
- G-Eazy
We listen to oldies when we go on tour. Beach Boys radio was really clutch; that was definitely our favorite Pandora station.
- G-Eazy
I thought everybody unanimously hated this man. I don't know anyone who was like, 'Go Trump.' I was surprised.
- G-Eazy
I fell in love with hip-hop at an early age as a culture, as a sound, both from the perspective of a fan and a creative outlet.
- G-Eazy
Chance The Rapper makes some of the greatest music out, and he build his brand up organically, and the fans have reacted to it.
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If you look at any creative person's work, you can see bits and pieces of their influences. That's what an artist does.
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When I sample something, it's just me drawing from what I'm actually into. It's whatever sounds like a good track.
- G-Eazy
I played shows in front of like 25, 50 people, and it's a lot harder to do your thing in front of a crowd that's small.
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The thing is, I've always wanted to be a star. I've always wanted to be an Elvis Presley or a Tupac - like, a huge icon.
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Music isn't selling like it used to, but the one thing you can't steal or download is a live show experience or a T-shirt.
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Word of mouth is the most valuable form of marketing, but you can't buy it. You can only deliver it. And you have to really deliver.
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I see myself as a hip-hop artist, but I never wanted to make music for a specifically white audience. That's not what I grew up around.
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I didn't grow up around all white people; I never wanted to gentrify hip-hop, I've never wanted to speak to an all-white audience.
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I wanted to make an album that plays from the top to bottom and feels together and complete. That's just something that felt important.
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We're really critical with the process of who we hire. But when you put great people in position, that's how you avoid any missteps.
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For whatever reason, it's easier to perform in front of a massive crowd than in front of a small one, but again, that's how we came up.
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When you're making an album, it's, like, exciting every night you make something new, but you're the only one who gets to hear it.
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In the past, my process would start with a sample of another song, and I'd chop it up and use that as the basis of the song that I was making.
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I just have more Yves Saint Laurent in my closet, but it is pretty much the same - I just wear black almost 365 days of the year. I am married to it.
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My music is very reminiscent of the sound I grew up on and the place where that happened. It's a combination of everything I'm inspired by.
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I don't go in the studio to make music that won't matter. I go in every night to try to make a point and make the best music that I can make.
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I'm not inherently the most politically or, like, socially conscious rapper, you know? You're not just going to wake up tomorrow and be Common.
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It's definitely been a long, long... long, long, long, long, long journey since I was selling burnt CD's out of my backpack in downtown Oakland.
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Rapping was something I always wanted to do, so after school, my friends and I would catch the bus to my house and just sit there writing songs, every day.
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Me personally, I will always be a fan at the end of the day. No matter how big this gets, I still look up to other artists and people I respect creatively.
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That's the nature of this business. Something that took ten years to make can crumble in an instant. It could be snatched away from you at any moment.
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I was fortunate to have teachers that were flexible with allowing me to miss more class than I was supposed to be able to, for the sake of being able to tour.
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Growing up in the Bay, I was still looking for a lot of East Coast hip-hop. I had an older homie put me on to a lot of stuff like Nas' 'Illmatic.'
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That raw connection between the two performers is something you can't fully plan. You just go with it and get lost in that moment and feed off of each other.
- G-Eazy
Sometimes you wake up the next morning after making a lot of bad decisions and have this nonchalant reaction like, 'These Things Happen' - what can I say?
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I've dreamed of being on the road, traveling and touring, for as long as I've been into doing music. It's what I live for. I just wanna be Willie Nelson.
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I think my music is so personal that it lets people in. And they identify with me more because of that, you know, so it's like my story; it's who I am as a person.
- G-Eazy
I grew up in Oakland, California, and there was a really active scene in the Bay Area. Everyone else knew it as the 'Hyphy Movement' of Mac Dre, E-40, and The Pack.
- G-Eazy
Time is a finite resource that you can't get back. I have the same 24 hours you have, and you get the same 24 hours as me. As you rise, so does you chance for opportunity.
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We used to approach a small 400-person show like an arena show, as if I was a star and I was coming out on stage in front of screaming people and that I was to be larger than life.
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I've seen what you can do in this grassroots, do-it-yourself world, and I've seen how far that can get you. To be iconic, you still need the gatekeepers to open the doors.
- G-Eazy
It's one thing to turn up and jump around stage and give people a good time - that's obviously a big part of this - but I'll always get deeper than that as an artist.
- G-Eazy
When I started making music, I was so heavy into the hyphy movement. That's something you only know so much about if you were right there living in it, submerged in the culture.
- G-Eazy
I just hear a beat and start mumbling words. I just hear sounds and rhythms, and it just kind of comes intuitively. Formatting a song, figuring out a flow, how I respond to the beat.
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I've never been critically acclaimed. I've never been nominated for no Grammy. I've never been on no magazine cover. It's almost taboo to say I'm actually good.
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Me personally, I'm real close to my mom. She raised me. It was a single-parent home situation. She did everything: cooked, worked two jobs, came home late, but she loved me to death.
- G-Eazy
I've definitely grown and evolved as a person, as an artist, you know. Just in terms of my style, my taste, my influences, everything... That's a part of being an artist I think.
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