While Nas undeniably did it better, G-Eazy’s “Rewind” seems destined for commercial success. “I’m trying to be as big as Pac, all eyes on me,” raps G-Eazy, turning aside his “Bay Area Greaser” persona in favor of something more presentable. He may have broken hearts in the past but this time he’s issuing thoughtfully penned valentine’s day cards to the lonely hearts he’s left behind. Where better to reflect on one’s shortcomings than the picturesque mountaintops, as literary heroes have done for centuries? G-Eazy is a student of the game.
Admittedly, “Rewind” is not exactly unexplored territory for acolytes of young Gerald. The single originally surfaced in an unofficial capacity, though now it has received an impressive makeover. The clip itself depicts a relationship gone left, with a woman scorned taking a baseball bat to G-Eazy’s collection of platinum plaques.