Chicago rapper G Herbo took to NYC’s VK Nagrani-87H Tuesday night (September 19) to provide an exclusive listen to his debut album Humble Beast. The album, which is in stores Friday (September 22), features appearances by Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Lil Bibby and more.
DJ Sean Malcolm handled the music for the night as guests were treated to a wide array of hip-hop music to start the night. An open bar and a delicious selection of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, and a salad were awaiting the guests that were invited to the very special event. Famed Chicago rapper Mikkey Halsted introduced G Herbo to the audience and proceeded to comment on the long journey G Herbo had up until this point.
If you’re looking to know what inner-city Chicago sounds like, feels like, or look like then Humble Beast will handle your inquiries. The production credits include Da Internz, Southside, C-Sick and more. Most of the songs on the album are drill heavy, speaker-rattling records that compliments G Herbo’s high energy. According to G Herbo, “Humble Beast is something near and dear to me. It tells my story. It talks about where I come from and where I want to be in life.”
The album tells the story of G Herbo understanding where he wanted to be and what he wanted to do in his life. He just didn’t know what tools he needed to achieve that. We all know that when doing something you need to give it 100% to achieve efficient results and that’s what G Herbo did. G Herbo left the street life behind and took music seriously. A year or two ago G Herbo took the steps to perfect his craft and it wasn’t easy. While perfecting his own craft, G Herbo was still out in the streets risking his life. Thankfully he got himself out of it as his star continues to grow and grow each day.
G Herbo revealed that JAY-Z’s 4:44 album inspired the first track off the album entitled “Street”. According to G Herbo, the track is the most important track on the album. He mentions how he wanted this album to resemble both Nas’ Illmatic and JAY-Z’s Reasonable Doubt. That’s a huge comparison to make but with the work he’s put in, nothing can stop G Herbo.
Casanova and Don Q made an appearance at the event showing support to G Herbo. It’s been five years in the making and the time is right. G Herbo is here. Be sure to check out the album this Friday.