Cities such as Chicago, Detroit, or Atlanta are known for creating a plethora of hip-hop stars, but what makes it even more remarkable is when an artist comes out of a small city. That's what EST Gee did, hailing from Louisville, Kentucky.
EST Gee is a bustling rapper receiving recognition within the hip-hop community for the past two years. Born George Stone, EST Gee is undergoing a breakout year which positioned him to receive a cosign from Yo Gotti's Collective Music Group and Interscope Records back in January.
EST Gee's lion-hearted demeanor and more than just music attitude gained interest with Jay-Z and Yo Gotti, with Jay-Z asking Gee to come to a studio with him. In 2019, he began earning a local following in Louisville after releasing El Toro and Die Bloody. Similarly, Louisville native Jack Harlow found Gee after finding his song "New Number," which took Louisville in 2019. EST Gee landed with Harlow on the track "Route 66" from Jack Harlow's 2020 album, That's What They All Say.
In March, EST Gee was featured in Lil Baby's "Real As It Gets," a song that played a role in pushing Gee into the limelight. The song eventually peaked at number seventeen on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number thirty-four on the US Billboard Hot 100.