16 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his third studio album, G-Eazy raps about the demands of blowing up over the affecting boom-bap of "Opportunity Cost": "Missing every birthday, anniversary/Yesterday my mom got out of surgery." It's surprisingly poignant, especially when the rapper's mom congratulates her son on his success via voicemail at the end. It's this honesty and approachability that's made G-Eazy an indie rap sensation. While his adenoidal voice and indie status inevitably invite comparisons to Macklemore, the Berkeley native has his own lane. His beats are full of warm chords that tug at the heartstrings ("Far Alone," "Downtown Love"), while his lyrics deal with finding redemption amid the hustle of the rap game, which shows no signs of slowing for this white-hot MC.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his third studio album, G-Eazy raps about the demands of blowing up over the affecting boom-bap of "Opportunity Cost": "Missing every birthday, anniversary/Yesterday my mom got out of surgery." It's surprisingly poignant, especially when the rapper's mom congratulates her son on his success via voicemail at the end. It's this honesty and approachability that's made G-Eazy an indie rap sensation. While his adenoidal voice and indie status inevitably invite comparisons to Macklemore, the Berkeley native has his own lane. His beats are full of warm chords that tug at the heartstrings ("Far Alone," "Downtown Love"), while his lyrics deal with finding redemption amid the hustle of the rap game, which shows no signs of slowing for this white-hot MC.

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