As his current hit “No Limit” featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B rips through radio airwaves, G-Eazy is readying his forthcoming project The Beautiful and Damned. Hitting the promo circuit, Eazy recently joined Angie Martinez on her show to discuss his collaboration with “superstar” Cardi B and his plans to release a double-disc album.
Before he enlisted Cardi for “No Limit,” Eazy said that he was a fan of the Bronx rapper from watching her Instagram videos. He then praised Cardi for being “so original and so different and so unapologetically herself.” After watching the “full-blown superstar” perform at a show, Gerald pursued Cardi for the “No Limit” feature, which he revealed took him and Rocky a cool 15 minutes to lay down.
Aside from Rocky and Cardi, Gerald revealed that his “unc” E-40 will be featured on the album, as well as fellow Bay Area artist Kehlani, who he previously collaborated with on “Good Life.” While he has yet to announce an official release date, he did reveal that The Beautiful and Damned will be a 20-track double album.
“The concept of it is kinda split in half and it’s two CDs, but for all intents and purposes its 20 songs, it’s just a long album,” he explained. “The concept of it is kinda like its about the lifestyle, ‘The Beautiful and Damned.’ Like being a kid, having the dream of doing this, starting from square one, from outside looking in from without having nothing — to chasing this dream, and then all these years down the road of following this yellow brick road trying to get to where you’re going, one day waking up and being like, ‘Did it take me where I wanted to go?’ This fantasy of, like, sex, drugs, & rock ‘n’ roll is kinda clichéd, but it’s clichéd for a reason. It’s dark.”
Watch G-Eazy’s interview below.