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G-Eazy Quotes

Gerald Earl Gillum

G-Eazy quotes: real talk from the rapper.

“Nothing tops making a living off your passion.”

“I dunno, there were always people believing in me, but you just gotta be confident in whatever you wanna do.”

“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 your chance for opportunity.”

“It just doesn’t happen. It doesn’t just fall out of the air and land on your lap; the only way to get it is to get it and put the work in.”

Never give up and never conform.”

“It all about quality control and attention to detail, and making sure anything you put your name on is on point.”

“It’s important to push yourself to get better at your craft, whatever that is. It’s important to grow and evolve with each project.”

“If you push yourself to stay hungry, you’re always working towards at least taking steps forward. If you’re taking steps forward, then you’re making progress.”

“If you get comfortable, that’s how you fall off.”

“I think you should always push yourself to want to grow and learn more and be inspired and develop.”

“I think it’s important to evolve and grow and take risks creatively, instead of repeating yourself and doing the same thing over and over.”

“I feel like if you’re stuck doing the same thing your whole career you’ve got to be doing something wrong. Unless you’re getting great results from it or you’re just comfortable in that spot.”

“If you’re not out living, then you’ve got nothing to talk about.”

“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.”

“You have to be dope; you have to find an audience and reach that audience with your identity and your message.”

“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.”

“I think if you’re constantly reinvesting into your content and giving the fans stuff, then you can continue to tour. You can continue to sell the merch and monetize the popularity of the brand.”

“I think it’s natural for a creative to be sensitive. If I’m in the studio and I write something, I think it’s the greatest thing in the world; it’s like my baby. I just made something out of thin air that exists now in a tangible form. It’s the biggest thrill in my life.”

“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.”

“I had a job since I was old enough to work—since I was, like, 14.”

“I stuck with my education, you know, I really did that for my grandma. It meant a lot to her that I finished school and in the grand scheme of things it was her who had saved and helped provide for me this opportunity to go to school.”

“Thing is, I wasn’t in the library, didn’t study too much, didn’t get the best grades, but honestly, I didn’t party a lot either. I stayed in a lot.”

“In my dorm room, I was a hermit making music. I’ve always had a sense of urgency that I don’t have forever to make this happen.”

“I’m the type of person that rises to the occasion, and when work is in front of me, I do work.”

“I was 14 years old when I started rapping and I was terrible. I fell in love with it though and when that happens with me I become super passionate and go all the way with it.”

“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.”

“I just always wanted a platform. In the past, I always dreamed of having a following and a fan base—you know, a group of people just listening and paying attention to what I was making. I think the reality kicked in that you have to make a living so that you have enough time to keep creating, you know? ‘Cause if you’re not making a living at this, then you’re making a living working another job, and if you’re working another job, you’re spending all your time doing that and can’t put enough time into the music.”

“I’ve always dreamt big and the dream is to keep making music.”

“I’ve put myself in this position where I haven’t set myself up with a Plan B. I don’t have a safety net; it’s all in. I’m just doing the only thing I know how to do. There was never a plan B.”

“I always thought that one day I would be somebody. I would be successful in music, and I would have fans that cared about my music. At the same time, I really feel like an ordinary guy; I have been an ordinary guy forever.”

“Something I stand for is being brave enough to invest in creative ideas that I firmly believe in and bringing those to life.”

“My whole career has been from scratch, so I never took it for granted that people care and support what I do. When you’re trying to do it all from scratch, you’re writing something brand new that has to stand on its own.”

“What inspires me is the desire to be on. The desire to be successful. The desire to reach people through my music and make a living off it and never have to do anything else. Being able to do music full time and travel the world and share this music with everybody. That’s the dream.”

“If I didn’t make a single song in two months, I’m slippin’. You can’t just party every night.”

“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.”

“Whenever I can squeeze it in, I’m writing and recording.”

“Keeping in touch with the people that matter is important.”

“A song or an album is never really done. You can work on it forever, but knowing when to call it a day and knowing when to walk away from it is extremely important.”

“I think when you’re telling a story from inside of you that’s genuine, people connect with it.”

“I think my style revolves around the philosophy that less is more, that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. That goes for my taste in design and in clothes, and even affects the way I approach music. I’m all about keeping things simple, and minimal, but being able to convey something powerful through that approach.”

“In anything I do I try to stay true to myself because I think that’s what matters most, and then the challenge is getting all these different sides of my personality to fit together in one box. It isn’t an easy task. But that’s basically what the end result represents.”

“Some people will like it. Some people will hate it. Some people are indifferent. And you have to live with that as an artist. You wanna be appreciated, you wanna be liked, but you know, it’s just not realistic for everyone.”

“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.”

“I does what I wish to. If you’re mad, well too bad. Sounds like a personal issue.”

“Creative control means a lot.”

“I try to find 15 minutes a day to just be alone without any distractions just for headspace to meditate and get my zen on. I think that helps me get through the hecticness of the day.”

“Less is more. Simplicity is awesome. That’s all you need in life. It’s just my personal philosophy.”

“I read the Steve Jobs book, and that kind of changed everything. I’ve been, like, an Apple geek my whole life and have always seen him as a hero. But reading the book, and learning about how he built the company, and maintaining that corporate culture and all that, I think that influenced me a lot.”

“If you look at any creative person’s work, you can see bits and pieces of their influences.”

“I think the most important thing is to be yourself and be genuine and don’t try to tell anybody else’s story but your own. And if it comes from a genuine place, I think people can tell, and if it doesn’t, I think people can tell, and I think that eventually it shows.”

“I’m aware that there are a million other people who want what I’m lucky enough to have right now.”

“You have this ability in hip-hop to be invincibly cool, and that is a part of G-Eazy.”

“I’m just making music, and I’m paying my bills.”

“New money is something fun to celebrate if you never had it.”

“My first car was a bus pass. Straight up, I still don’t have a car. I’ll probably wait until I get way on and then I’ll go to the Ferrari dealership and be like, ‘What ya’ll got?'”

“I’d have to say the best part of being successful is being able to take care of my mom so she never has to worry about anything again and also being able to put my friends and people I care about in positions to win.”

“Success is just being able to do what I love for a living, spend all my time doing it, connect with fans, and continue that for a long f*cking time.”

“Life is good. I’ve got an apartment that is paid for with rap money. It’s good. It’s amazing. It’s a blessing. I wake up every day and appreciate how much of a blessing this is getting to do this. But it is important to always stay humble, grounded, focused, and maintain that same ambition you had when you had nothing.”

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