Artist of the Week: EST Gee

Artist of the Week: EST Gee

10/31/2022

EST Gee debuts in several music charts with ‘Backstage Passes’, which features a guest appearance from Jack Harlow and was released on September 15 as a part of his debut studio album, ‘I Never Felt Nun’.

AceShowbizEST Gee released his debut solo album “I Never Felt Nun” in mid-September, and people seemingly can’t stop listening to one of its best tracks, “Backstage Passes”. The new fan-favorite, which features a guest appearance from Jack Harlow, has debuted in several music charts weeks after its arrival.

The joint single bowed at No. 36 on this week’s Mediabase Rhythmic radio chart, while it landed at No. 40 on this week’s Mediabase urban radio chart. Meanwhile, on the Billboard Rhythmic Airplay chart, the track stayed at No. 37 in the week ending October 29.

“Backstage Passes” marks EST Gee’s fourth collaboration with fellow Louisville lyricist Jack. Yo Gotti‘s Collective Music Group signee and the “First Class” hitmaker previously teamed up for “The Department”, “Rotten”, as well as “Route 66”. Upon its release, fans shared their positive reactions on Twitter, with one person gushing, “one thing abt jack harlow & est gee is that they’re gonna eat every time.”

The song receieved a music video treatment. Helmed by Lyrical Lemonade’s Cole Bennett, the visuals finds the two rap stars finesse through few press runs from backstage before taking the main stage. “Yeah, I’m the one that got the city known off of turkey bags and I’m in it for ’em,” EST Gee boasts, before Jack adds in his verse, “I’m the one that gave us big records, I done f**ked around and got my Guinness on”.

Aside from “Backstage Passes”, “I Never Felt Nun” consists of other 20 tracks, including “Have Mercy”, “Hell”, “Come Home”, “I Can’t Feel a Thing” and “Both Arms”. The album itself stole the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums Chart, while it peaked at No.8 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. It marks EST Gee’s second top 10-charting album on the latter list.

Not only Jack, EST Gee, whose real name is George Albert Stone III, enlisted some help from other rappers for his new record. Among artists to make guest appearances on the project are Future (“Shoot It Myself”), Bryson Tiller (“Sabotage”) as well as Jeezy (Young Jeezy) (“The Realest”). Machine Gun Kelly also lends his vocals on “Death Around the Corner”.

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