G-Eazy pays tribute to his late mother on his latest song “Angel”.
The Bay area rapper opens up about his pain as he grapples with the loss of his mother on the melancholic track. The song’s release comes five months after Suzanne Olmstead passed away in November of last year.
“Grief can be a difficult thing to navigate. It’s definitely not a linear process and it comes at you in waves. There will never be enough words to describe the feeling of losing your best friend, or the desire to see them again,” G-Eazy said. “In a literal sense, I tried to capture that feeling of longing in the lyrics of the song.”
The 32-year-old shared the emotional track on what would have been his mom’s 66th birthday. “My mom was more than just my mom, she was everyone’s mom. She was everyone’s teacher. She was everyone’s inspiration,” he continued. “Nothing made her happier than loving people and sharing her creativity with the world. Her energy continues to live on through me, through those she connected with, and through those she inspired.”
In honour of his late mother, G-Eazy has launched The Dandelion Scholarship which is an annual college scholarship that will award $15,000 to one high school senior pursuing an arts degree. The recipient will be announced each year on April 15.
Listen to “Angel” below.