G-Eazy Brings The Whole City Out For His ‘Calm Down’ Video


G-Eazy has achieved mainstream success with his platinum album, When It’s Dark Out, but the Oakland native hasn’t forgotten his roots. His new music video for “Calm Down” features appearances by Bay Area legends E-40, Too $hort, and the late Mac Dre‘s mother, Mac Wanda, as well as new school leaders Nef the Pharaoah, Jay Ant, P Lo, and Kool John.

The black and white love letter to the birthplace of hyphy features plenty of scenes showing G-Eazy partying with women, but doesn’t leave out shots of Bay Area staples like the Haight, San Francisco trolleys, skateboarding, the Golden Gate Bridge, Oracle Arena, and AT&T Stadium. And he’s not afraid to get a little political, either, with shots of Fruitvale Station and police protests — which shouldn’t be any surprise to anyone who has listened to his verse on YG’s anti-Trump anthem “FDT Pt. 2” or watched the ensuing music video.

Ultimately, the “Calm Down” music video is just the latest instance of G-Eazy showing his expertise at balancing the mainstream with his roots. For every appearance on the Ghostbusters soundtrack and on Britney Spears’ first single in several years, the rapper has a guest verse on the aforementioned YG remix and another with rising San Francisco rapper Larry June.

Branching out while satisfying the fans who were there from the beginning is no easy task, but it appears G-Eazy has it down pat.

PillCoz

What's Your Reaction?

Cute
0
Cute
Fail
0
Fail
Geeky
0
Geeky
Lol
0
Lol
Love
0
Love
OMG
0
OMG
Win
0
Win
Wtf
0
Wtf
Yaaas
0
Yaaas
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format