G Herbo, who turns 26 on October 8, has done the impossible when it comes to hip-hop. He has remained lively and relevant in an art form he started as a teenager. The Chicago rapper turned his talent into a lucrative career. Arriving on stage at age 15, Herbo, then known as Lil Herb, caught eyes and ears in his direction with 2012’s âKill Shitâ alongside his close friend and compatriot from Chi-town, Lil Bibby. This song set him on the path to success, with a current career trajectory that includes two top 10 albums on the Billboard 200: 2020. PTSD and this year 25.
While there have been several legal hurdles throughout his time in the limelight, G Herbo has earned respect as one of Chicago’s most talented young rappers and hip-hop staple. In the nine years he’s been in the game, the MC has plenty of moments where he’s shown high-level lyricism.
The âKill Shitâ mentioned above is a good example of Herbo’s early style. The track shows his ability to rhyme quickly and to speak clearly while removing his bars. At the time, he was a drill rapper to the end, but also displayed the traits of an artist who really wanted his lyrics to count. Since then, the rise of the rhymer has been apparent.
G Herbo began to become a complete artist as his career progressed. He turned more towards the declaration with his music and his PTSD the album contains a lot of that energy. His 2020 platinum-selling single âPTSDâ featuring Juice WRLD, Lil Uzi Vert and Chance The Rapper is a prime example. Herbo’s verse is strong because it focuses on his fallen friends and the mental toll the streets have taken on him. “Gangsta’s Cry” with BJ The Chicago Kid is in the same vein. Herbo lets his guard down and brings his listener closer to the pain he is living with.
He’s had many stellar lyrical moments throughout his solo career, but also a cameo on Nicki Minaj’s “Chiraq” or the remix of Lil Eazzyy’s “Onna Come Up” proves he brings warmth to them. pieces from other artists.
Check out the list below to listen to G Herbo’s best lyrical moments.