Album Review: G-Eazy's 'When It's Dark Out' is Full of Hits

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He's a villain who brings a whole new meaning to the word braggadocios and with the When It's Dark Out album, G-Eazy has solidified himself as an artist who can easily create hits.

One thing we have to point out about When It's Dark Out is the fact that it is full of features. That being said, none of the features take away from G-Eazy's ability to spit a hot verse over stellar production.

G-Eazy is flying under the radar a bit in terms of the "hype," that being said, his fans are loyal and they understand that he has some serious bars to offer.

There are 17 tracks though it's really more like 16 as the "Intro" doesn't contain too much lyrical content. It sets the tone of the album as he asks his listeners to rage against dying light.

The album kicks off with "Random," a track that exposes all of the fakes, phonies and haters. G-Eazy simply doesn't care who might be offended by his words or his success. He is all about putting the money where his mouth is and expresses how much he worked for everything he has.

It carries a swagger and a cockiness that is featured throughout the entire album. On "Me, Myself & I" G-Eazy teams up with Bebe Rexha for an anthem for the loners and those who would rather keep to themselves.

He also addresses the dangerous lifestyle that comes with fame but embraces it as he is one of hip-hop's villains.

The song has been receiving pretty hefty radio play and is one of the standout pieces of When It's Dark Out.

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The sophomore album also includes "One of Them" featuring Big Sean. We did a full rundown on the single and the bottom line is they both destroy the track with their lyrics and showcase all of the things that a steady grind can get you. "Drifting" is one for the ladies and features Chris Brown and Tory Lanez.

There is a lot of cheaters remorse sprinkled all over the track as Lanez, Brown and G-Eazy finds themselves drifting away from one of the best women they've had in their life.

The song itself has radio anthem written all over it and it wouldn't be surprising if it's the next radio single.

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G-Eazy pays homage to his Bay Area roots with a track titled, "Of All Things" featuring Bay Area legend Too $hort. The bouncy production has Bay Area written all over it and serves as another solid addition to When It's Dark Out. "Order More" is somewhat of a strip club or club track featuring Starrah.

It's catchy, light and gives G-Eazy more opportunity to stunt on everyone. Meanwhile, "Calm Down" might be one of the top tracks off the album.

G-Eazy is all on his own and claims to be the best white rapper in the game since the one with the bleached hair, clearly referring to Eminem. There is some more Bay Area production and it's really the best platform for G-Eazy's lyrical style.

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Following "Calm Down" is "Don't Let Me Go" featuring Grace. The track has a trunk rattling beat with powerful vocals from Grace. On "You Got Me" the bragging continues but there is something comical about the way he delivers the verses on this track. "What If" featuring Gizzle is an absolute banger.

G-Eazy questions almost everything you could possibly think about over a Future styled beat. The closing six tracks bring things down a bit all while declaring that G-Eazy is a winner in the rap game and he is here to stay.

Overall, When It's Dark Out is a solid sophomore effort from G-Eazy and a piece that he should be proud of. You can stream the album below and judge it all for yourself.

Stream When It's Dark Out below.