Tonight (January 16), New York City is hosting G-Eazy, whose “From The Bay To The Universe” tour invades Webster Hall. Hours before the Bay Area rapper is slated to blaze the stage, Hip-Hop Wired spoke to him exclusively about getting selected to perform at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music Festival.
“It’s crazy to think about it,” G-Eazy said, citing rap dreams that were over 10 years in the making. “I’m finally starting to feel like a rookie playing in the majors at this point. Now it’s just me adjusting [to my current position].”
After traversing the underground rap scene, G-Eazy scored his major look with his These Things Happen album, which debuted at number three on Billboard.
“The big leagues didn’t start taking notice until recently,” he admits. “Now you’re on lineups with the biggest names in the industry; get used to it, it’s a different pace.”
Another benefit to performing at a festival, in G-Eazy’s words, is the “free pass” to see other artists move the crowd. He noted Kendrick Lamar’s set as one he’d like to see, with hopes that his anticipated sophomore album is out by then. With the help of incognito attire, the rapper also want to check out Flying Lotus, Run The Jewels, and legendary Earth, Wind & Fire.