Oakland, California, rapper G-Eazy is the bad boy with a heart of gold. He doesn’t want things to be complicated, he just wants to live a simple rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and keep a bad chick in his back pocket. His bars tell stories of heartbreak, longing and redemption sought on hard roads. He’s a bit of a lyrical everyman. He’s not the flashiest MC, but he is definitely making money.
He got his start as a record producer, but he’s been a chart-topper in his own right since his solo studio debut These Things Happen peaked at No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart. He’s collaborated with everyone from Britney Spears to Bebe Rexha, and he’s doing work with now-girlfriend Halsey that’s taking him higher on the charts.
His raspy flow and pop-crossover appeal lends itself well to dance remixes, whether they be trap, future or otherwise. Here, we take a look at our favorite G-Eazy remixes, showcasing every shade of his genre-hoppin’ style.
G-Eazy & Halsey – “Him & I” (Audiovista Remix)
The original take of Halsey and G-Eazy’s true love anthem is sultry and smoky with a tinge of sadness. It’s not your average romance story, and Audiovista lets the original mystique take the wheel, but the producer does bring a brightness to the second round of the chorus that shows this modern-day Bonnie and Clyde do indeed have future.
G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha – “Me, Myself & I” (No Sleep Remix)
“Me, Myself & I” is another brooder, but this future-trap remix from No Sleep is bright and bubbly like a soda-pop daydream. It shines a light on the funkier side of G-Eazy’s flow and perks the tempo up for some added bounce. Bebe Rexha’s vocals sound even perkier over these drum claps, and it all leads to a booty-shaking vocal chop hook.
G-Eazy & Halsey – “Him & I” (RMND Remix)
RMND gives “Him & I” a futuristic treatment that brings the familiar hit to new heights. The tempo is a bit speedier, while trap drums and neon synths create a misty-eyed magic to its lovelorn beat. It’s not so big that it’ll tip the boat over, but it’s enough to get the waves rockin’, and that’s sexy in itself.
G-Eazy – “I Mean It” feat. Remo (Dropwizz Remix)
“I Mean it” is G-Eazy doing a slow-ride curb hugger, and this remix from Dropwizz pays tribute to his grimier days with a big, nasty trap bass boom. It’s mean-mugging you from behind heavily tinted windows and a low-hanging cap with the sticker still on. It’s a cool way to celebrate a G-Eazy throwback.
Grace – “You Don’t Own Me” feat. G-Eazy (Candyland Remix)
A soulful ’60s classic got a rework when Grace and G-Eazy gave it a 2016 twist, and this trap-swing remix from Candyland gives it even more bite. One minute, it’s sweet and swanky, the next it’s bouncing bass over some wild wonk. It’s even got a classic midsection breakdown. It’s three cool vibes for the price of one.
G-Eazy – “Sober” feat. Charlie Puth (Loax Remix)
This beat will have you struttin’ on the dance floor with a low-key look, because you know you’re about to do something naughty, but right now, it feels so nice. Charlie Puth is the devil on your shoulder with an angel’s voice, and Loax brings an instrumental hook just sweet enough to be sour.