California rapper G-Eazy warms up Middle East with postponed blizzard show ‘Must Be Nice’

Hailing from Oakland, Cali., rapper G-Eazy had Boston ‘turnt all the way up’ last Wednesday, Feb. 13, while headlining his first show at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge. After crowd-pleasing opening acts Ground Up and Skizzy Mars, the dapper rapper took the stage in the big room with drummer Blake ‘Blizzy’ Robinson to bring the sold out crowd a longer set and a rejuvenated light show.

After experiencing the blizzard, Nemo had delivered close measures to ruining Boston’s highly anticipated opportunity to see the new and improved visit of the ‘Must Be Nice Tour’ previewed in our earlier issue. G-Eazy’s tour stop was delayed due to a “stuck in the snow” bus on the route from New York City to Boston – only being forced to turn around, head back to New York, and reschedule the show at the Middle East. Fortunately for local anxious fans, there was only a three-day delay following the original date.

Boston was only one stop on G-Eazy’s six-week long first headlining, Must Be Nice Tour. The bi-coastal, 33-venue journey began on Jan. 30 in Orlando, FL. and will wrap in Albuquerque, NM on March 11. While the popular rapper is performing for long-time fans, Eazy has also attracted many new visitors while re-visiting many of the same grounds he has treaded before on prior tours.

Although times did serve to be tough, G-Eazy along with his crewmembers are no strangers to life on the road. Last summer, Eazy traveled and performed at every stop on the Vans Warped Tour, while shortly after in the fall months embarked on both the Excellent Adventure Tour alongside Hoodie Allen and the Plastic Dreams Tour with DJ Carnage, who was featured on G-Eazy’s recent release “Loaded.” Gaining quick notoriety, the dapper rapper soon embarked on a very journey of his own that warmed up Boston’s spirits with its rescheduled show following the wrath of Blizzard Nemo.

Trademark songs “Marilyn,” “Waspy,” and “Make-Up Sex” were part of Wednesday’s set-list, but G-Eazy added length to his popular show with additional tracks from his newest album Must Be Nice, older songs from his earlier mix-tape The Outsider, along with a new song, “Jack Skellington,” that he recently recorded and shared with excited Boston listeners. The rapper even brought vintage tune “Rebel” along for some of his long-time fans who attended the show.

Soft green lighting set the appropriate mood for “Stay High,” a track G-Eazy recorded with fellow Warped Tour performer Mod Sun for Must Be Nice. He began “Runaround Sue” with his back to the audience as red lights faded in along with the start of the well-known song. G-Eazy’s show has noticeably evolved and improved as the rapper has gained popularity and influence for his rapidly growing fan base.

In the past 12 months, G-Eazy has made a name for himself by touring nearly non-stop, including three shows in the Boston area, and releasing Must Be Nice after only a year since the release of his mix-tape The Endless Summer. With a rapidly growing attention and live shows that only are getting better, G-Eazy is well on his way to leaving his mark on the music industry. Just remember, you caught it in the Suffolk Journal first!