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G-Eazy Lampoons Magazines in ‘Almost Famous’ Video, Announces These Things Happen Tour

It looks like Oakland rapper G-Eazy experienced quite a bit in his six-year career. He’s been on nationwide tours, released multiple mixtapes and had fun partying in between. Six years isn’t that long though and careers aren’t always permanent. These are two factors the rhymer addresses in the video for ‘Almost Famous,’ the second single off the upcoming album, ‘These Things Happen’ — which he will tour in support of next year.

He uses the laid-back, spacy instrumental for moments of introspection. “They say I’m next to get it / They bring your name up last / While I made a splash / Rappers came and past,” G-Eazy sings on the hook.

It’s a sobering song, but the accompanying visuals are satirical. The one-shot clip features G-Eazy posing for knockoff magazines of Rolling Stone, XXL, Forbes, Vice and plenty more.

Realistically, he wouldn’t have that much time to take part in magazine cover shoots because of his busy touring schedule starting next year. He’ll start the 36-date These Things Happen tour on Feb. 21 in Dallas. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Dec. 13).

The ‘These Things Happen’ LP is due in March 2014.

These Things Happen Tour Dates

Feb. 21: Dallas, Texas – Tree’s
Feb. 22: Houston, Texas – Warehouse Live Studio
Feb. 23: Austin, Texas – The Parish
Feb. 25: Albuquerque, N.M. – Sunshine
Feb. 26: Phoenix, Ariz. – Marquee
Feb. 27: Los Angeles, Calf. – Fonda
Feb. 28: Pomona, Calif. – Glasshouse
March 1: San Diego, Calif. – Soma
March 4: Santa Cruz, Calif. – Catalyst
march 5: San Francisco, Calif. – Fillmore
March 7: Seattle, Wash. – Showbox
March 8: Vancouver, Canada – Fortune
March 9: Portland, Ore. – Wonder Ballroom
March 11: Salt Lake City, Utah – In the Venue
March 12: Denver, Colo. – Ogden
March 13: Austin, Texas – SXSW
March 14: Austin, Texas – SXSW
March 15: Oxford, Ohio – Brick Street
March 16: Chicago, Ill. – Bottom Lounge
March 17: Grand Rapids, Mich. – Intersection
March 18: Cleveland, Ohio – House of Blues
March 19: Detroit, Mich. – Crofoot
March 20: Toronto, Canada – Mod Club
March 21: Montreal, Canada – Underworld
March 22: Boston, Mass. – Paradise
March 23: Burlington, Vt. – Higher Ground
March 26: Philadelphia, Penn. – TLA
March 27: New York, N.Y. – Irving Plaza
March 28: Springfield, Va. – Empire
March 29: Pittsburgh, Penn. – Altar Bar
March 30: Columbus, Ohio. – Newport Music Hall
March 31: Carrborro, N.C. – Cats Cradle
April 2: Orlando, Fla. – The Plaza
April 4: Atlanta, Ga. – Masquerade

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