Gerald Gillum ‘11 & Matt Bauerschmidt ’10

Gerald Gillum - GEazy - Loyola University New OrleansWHERE
Popular musician G-Eazy, made Forbes’ “30 under 30,” won big at the VMAs

HOW HE GOT THERE
Started rapping as a freshman in high school; recorded songs and uploaded them to Myspace; sold CDs out of his backpack; came to Loyola and majored in music industry studies; played shows; kept making music; chose not to sign with record labels during college; received management by fellow alumnus Matt Bauerschmidt ’10; released an album, These Things Happen, in 2014 that made it to No. 3 on the Billboard 200; released another album, When It’s Dark Out, in 2015 that had a single, “Me Myself and I,” that peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100

"This is where I found my voice, myself, my sound, everything ... it was really coming together in those years."

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