G-Eazy has been hinting at returning to his roots with a follow-up project to his 2011 Endless Summer mixtape. Young Gerald added fuel to the speculation by kicking off October with a special treat for fans, teaming up with fellow West Coast native YG for the braggadocious “Endless Summer Freestyle” on Monday.
The Bay Area native glides over the unorthodox “Neki-Hokey” sample straight out of the ’50s with ease. Eazy then boasts about his ability to financially parlay his good looks into checks. “I’m always playing both sides/ Model money, rap money, bags double-sized/ Recognize, yeah, it’s all mine/ Believe I’mma profit off this jawline/ Buying jewelry is getting old,” he rhymes.
YG takes the baton and implements a more serious approach, using his platform to show support for Colin Kaepernick and give his take on the state of racial relations in the United States. “But wait, my hands up, don’t shoot/ Moment of silence for all the racist shit we going through/ Yeah, going through, going through/ Kap took a knee, they act like he let his gun shoot,” the 4Hunnid Records artist raps.
Gerald handles the outro to back the Black Lives Matter movement and pleads with listeners to pay attention to what’s happening across America. “Cops killing black kids and get off scot free/ What’s the difference, what would happen if a cop shot me?/ White privilege is real, black lives matter/ I hope the barbecues at Lake Merritt get blacker/ Town shit, racial inequality, police brutality/ This shit is all real, please pay attention to reality,” G-Eazy emphatically states.
Listen to the “Endless Summer Freestyle” below.