Talented American rapper, EST Gee release a song “No Friends” featuring Yo Gotti and 42 Dugg from his album project “Bigger Than Life Or Death” with 42 Dugg, Future, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Pooh Shiesty, Rylo Rodriguez, Yo Gotti & Young Thug.
Tonight, the Louisville-native artist will release his first project of the year. It is called ‘Bigger Than Life or Death’. In January, Yo Gotti announced the signing and said, “I know a star and hustler when I see one, and EST Gee is up next. He got what it takes”—making him the newest artist to blow from the CMG camp. Reportedly, Yo Gotti gave him a $750,000 cash advance to show appreciation to his new signee.
EST Gee may be a newcomer to the game, but under the watchful eye of Yo Gotti, he’s well on the way to becoming a household name. Today, the rapper came through with his brand new album Bigger Than Life Or Death, featuring guest appearances from Lil Baby, 42 Dugg, Future, Young Thug, Rylo Rodriguez, Pooh Shiesty, and Yo Gotti. He wasted little time in hitting the promo circuit, and this morning, Gee and Gotti hit up The Breakfast Club for a conversation with Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy.
Throughout the interview, Gee covers a variety of different topics, including his harrowing experience being shot. At around the eight-minute and fifty-second mark, he reveals that he was actually on the phone with DJ Drama’s people (Gee explains that he was considering signing with Drama before Yo Gotti) moments before he was hit. “I wasn’t focused,” he reflects. “I was on the phone with them when I got shot.” Charlamagne asks if he was hit five times. “Yeah,” says Gee. “Shot five times. I got shot once in my eye, four times in my stomach. I’m straight though. I’m [blind] a little bit. I can’t really see out my left side, but I’m straight.” It should be noted that Gee’s stomach scar can be seen quite clearly on the album cover of Bigger Than Life Or Death. Envy proceeds to ask Gotti about how he discovered his new signee. “I [got sent his] music, it was during the pandemic,” recalls Gotti. “Everyone was in the house.
We from the same life, so I knew what it is immediately. Just certain shit you say, you can’t really say that unless you’ve been close to it or really lived it.” He reveals that rather than sending Gee’s music to his A&R’s, he hand-picked a few people from his inner circle to check it out. “Because of the message and what he was talking about, it didn’t send it to our typical A&R’s,” says Gotti. “I sent it to my street homies.”
Earlier today (July 15), the Louisville, Ky. rapper announced the release date for his Bigger Than Life or Death mixtape while also sharing a tracklist for the project. The project, one that follows months of stellar guest verses and solo songs, will drop on July 20. It will include features from the likes of Lil Baby, Future, Young Thug, Lil Durk, Yo Gotti, Pooh Shiesty and more. Needless to say, the project should have more than a few slaps on it.
The 27-year-old’s raps are dotted with the kind of blurry, wise words a mentor might say to a mentee in a Western, usually weaved in between unsettling street tales filled with cynicism and brutal imagery. Over menacing keys on “Get Money,” from his breakout 2020 mixtape I Still Don’t Feel Nun, he offers no joy, only gloom: “I know you heard about G/Last niggas that played with me had two, three surgeries/The young niggas can learn from me/The opps dream about burnin’ me.” Gee’s music is far from a glorification of this lifestyle. It’s more like he’s trapped, and every door he opens leads him back to the same place.
- Nigga Dissed Me, Done Been Shot At, Done Been Toe-Tagged
- Water Dried Up And I’m Glad Moski Bought The Coke In
- Thought He Was A Boss, Then I Noticed He Got Broke Friends
- Every Load I Got For Us, Nigga, I Always Broke Bread
- Sit It In The Freezer, It Get Hard, You Don’t Need No Fan
- Youngin Out The East Can’t Spell His Name, But He Can Throw Fan
- Flunkies Die Tryna Be Gang, I Call It Smokin’
- Search For Opps On Every Block, Niggas Ain’t Drop No Pen
- Young Shiner, Red Zone Daughter, I Don’t Need No Friends