SIOUX CITY -- Judging by the places he goes and the people he hangs out with, it must be easy to be G-Eazy.
G-Eazy is set to headline the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Battery Park this Monday. Ty Dolla Sign, YBN Nahmir, Murda Beatz & P-Lo are set to open the night starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6.
Here are five things you may not know about the 29-year-old rapper from Oakland, California.
1. His real name is Gerald Earl Gillum
...but we really wish his real name was G-Eazy.
2. He’s no stranger to music festivals
In the summer of 2015, G-Eazy headlined Lollapalooza, Electric Forest, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Made in America, Austin City Limits and more.
This makes us wonder: maybe Saturday in the Park wouldn’t be so far off?
3. He dates around
G-Eazy has dated a handful of female celebrities, enough to make us wonder whether most of his songs are about his exes.
G-Eazy has been seen with singer Lana Del Rey, and most recently Halsey. They split last month. It’s too bad they released “Him & I” together on G-Eazy’s 2017 “The Beautiful & Damned” album. Meanwhile, Halsey seems unbothered by the breakup, appearing in many photo shoots likely to induce G-Eazy’s jealousy.
4. He’s not shy about using words he shouldn’t
In arguably too many of his songs, G-Eazy has deigned to use the n-word -- sometimes the five-letter one, but usually the six-letter version.
In a genre founded and dominated by people of color, it’s odd G-Eazy hasn’t attempted to stop using that language.
He’s received apt criticism for this choice, most notably from “This is America” rapper Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), who wrote a poem about the privilege of white rappers and white people in general on Twitter following the death of Mike Brown.
5. He gets his fashion sense from Johnny Cash
Yes, that's right. His slicked-back hair, leather jackets and country swagger come from the Cash man himself. Are we surprised?