It’s seedy, filthy, and so helplessly catchy you’ll discover yourself humming the lyrics in church. The hooks are countless and the samples are buoyant; pair that with seamless rapping and a Buddy Holly sample, and you’ve got the new G-Easy.
Hailing from New Orleans’s bustling hip-hop scene, G opened for A$ap Rocky last month. And, granted, if you love the ultimately male-dominated genre of hip-hop, and are missing the extra oomph of that Y chromosome, then you’ve gotten used to unflattering reassessment of yourself as a groupie tryna’ hop on everyone’s dick.
But G-Eazy brings a little bop to the table for everyone.
His swanky-swanky sound has earned him much love, and for good reason. “Runaround Sue” combines the gorgeously cheesy melodies of 60’s pop with classic hip-hop and undemanding swag. “Make-Up Sex” samples the punchy “When they Fight, They Fight” from the Generational’s out-of-the-lime-light first album Con Law. What results is a surprisingly bouncy discourse on the joys of a good ‘ole post-argument roll in the hay.
Is it sexy? You betcha. Will it fit with the rest of your vintage fetishes? Heck yeah. Does it deserve a spot on your summer barbeque playlist? But of course.
Take a listen for yourself.