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The Spearheaded Drill Rapper

You know how there are some rappers that you do not forget because of how they rap? That's me with this next artist that I am pretty sure that everyone is familiar with. The only rapper that is known for spearheaded drill rapping, is G Herbo. G Herbo had plenty of hits: Who Want Smoke, Man Now, High Speed, Sessions, Never Cared, and more! Before he was G Herbo, he was formerly known as Lil Herb. He states "I changed my name from Lil Herb to G Herbo because I am a leader. The G stands for 'General'." Fun fact, G Herbo was a teenager when he came up as one of the lead voices in drill music.

Click on the image to listen to G Herbo's album 25.

G Herbo was born in Chicago, Illinois as Herbert Randall Wright III on October 8, 1995. The drill rapper does not discuss his personal home life. However, he did attend Hyde Park Academy School but dropped out at 16. Wright is close friends with Lil Bibby, another local rapper that he has frequently collaborated with. Growing up, the rapper said he was influenced by other rappers that have been in the business for a long time: Gucci Mane, Meek Mill, Jeezy, Yo Gotti and Lil Wayne. Wright first debuted his talent with the song Kill S**t with Lil Bibby and it got 50 million views on YouTube. Herbo's first mixtape, Welcome to Fazoland, was released on February 17, 2014. The release of this mixtape was in honor of his friend Fazon Robinson: who was killed by gun violence in Chicago. Later that same year, G Herbo has collaborated on numerous projects: Nicki Minaj's Chiraq, Common's song The Neighborhood , and Fight or Flight remix with Chance the Rapper and Common. Since being a part of these projects, he has experienced fatherhood in 2018 with Ariana Fletcher. He also has a son with Fabulous' step daughter Taina Williams. After being a father of 2, he's released more projects and all of the songs on there are great: Humble Beast, Strictly 4 My Fans, Welcome to Fazoland 1.5, Swervo, Still Swervin ' PTSD, and 25.

In most recent events, G Herbo had dropped Long Road with HotBlock Jmoe. It gives me Polo G's soft vocals with the Rod Wave vibe. I would listen to this song if I had a bad falling out with a friend. I feel this way because Jmoe is talking about standing 10 toes down together regardless of what situation they go through. G Herbo joins the song with his offbeat rapping, kind of like Blueface in his song Thotiana. This song does put me in my feelings because I would be upset if I were to have a bad falling out with any of my friends. I love the fact that G Herbo "got in his bag" about his friends. This song definitely needs to be talked about more!

Throughout his career, G Herbo has gained music recognition. From being a great husband, father, and musician, he definitely needs to be discussed more. A lot of listeners think that drill music is just about violence, which I disagree. If you listen to Welcome to Fazoland or Welcome to Fazoland 1.5, he literally talks about the affect his childhood friend's death had on him. I want to see G Herbo collaborate with artists such as SZA, Summer Walker, Ari Lennox, etc. just to show the range he has as an artist. Overall, G Herbo is a great rapper and I cannot wait for him to release a new project!


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