If you haven’t heard of G-Eazy, it’s time you got acquainted. The 25-year-old Oakland rapper is well on his way to a ‘big deal’ status in the US and abroad, with his second album These Things Happen topping at number three on the Billboard 200 chart in June of last year. While G-Eazy has been making music since he was a in high school freshman and throughout his time at Loyola University of New Orleans, his profile began rising after he dropped his independent debut album Must Be Nice in 2012.

So, in advance of G-Eazy’s two shows in Canada on his second nation-wide tour – he played Toronto last night and will play Montreal tonight – we asked the dapper, rising rapper about his favourite hip-hop tracks. Here’s the G-Eazy-approved and curated hip-hop playlist that gets him going on tour and after the shows.

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