|Herbert Wright III|
October 8, 1995|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Herbert Wright III (born October 8, 1995), better known by his stage name G Herbo (formerly known as Lil Herb) is an American rapper and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. Herb released his debut mixtape, Welcome to Fazoland, to critical acclaim in February 2014, after signing with Machine Entertainment Group, founded by Mikkey Halsted and Joseph "JB" Bowden. Welcome to Fazoland was followed by a second mixtape Pistol P Project in December 2014. His third mixtape, Ballin Like I'm Kobe, was released on September 29, 2015. Herb's fourth mixtape, Strictly 4 My Fans, was released on November 24, 2016. His debut studio album Humble Beast was officially released on September 22, 2017. His sophomore album with Southside of 808 Mafia "Swervo" was released on July 27, 2018. Swervo became his first major release through Epic Records whom he signed a partnership deal with this year.
Wright grew up in the East Side of Chicago. He dropped out of school when he was 16. He was influenced by artists such as Jadakiss, Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, Chief Keef, Lil Wayne. He is close friends with fellow rapper Lil Bibby, with whom he has collaborated on numerous songs. Both artists are associated with the family N.L.M.B., which was originally formed from the merger of No Limit, a renegade faction of the Almighty Black P. Stone Nation, and the Muskegon Boyz, a renegade faction of the Gangster Disciples, although the initials N.L.M.B. are also currently used by the gang to signify "Never Leave My Brothers," and "No Limit Muskegon Boys." Lil Herb, however, has stated that N.L.M.B. is a "brotherhood" rather than a gang.
Lil Herb and Lil Bibby first gained attention with the song "Kill Shit," which has since been viewed over 15 million times on YouTube. Lil Herb and Lil Bibby gained broader attention within the hip-hop community when Canadian rapper Drake called them "the future."
Herb's first mixtape, Welcome to Fazoland, was released on February 17, 2014. The mixtape is named in honor of Fazon Robinson, one of the first of Herb's friends to be killed by gun violence in Chicago.Welcome to Fazoland was met with broad critical acclaim, with Fader commenting that, "since drill rose to prominence a few years ago, lyrical bankruptcy has remained one of its most common critiques; Herb's way with words defies the stereotype."
In April 2014, Herb collaborated with Nicki Minaj on "Chiraq." He contributed to Common's "The Neighborhood" on his album, Nobody's Smiling. Herb was selected for XXL's Show & Prove segment of the 2014 Freshman Class issue. Herb also recorded "Fight or Flight (Remix)" with Chance The Rapper and Common.
On December 26, 2014, Herb released the surprise mixtape Pistol P Project, his second project of 2014.
On June 9, 2015, after being omitted from the 2015 XXL Freshman Cover, Herb released a single titled "XXL." In response, XXL gave compliments to the rapper, saying he "switches between different flows effortlessly." On June 13, 2016, XXL announced the 2016 Freshman Class, which includes Herb.
On August 4, 2015, Lil Herb announced his third mixtape, Ballin Like I'm Kobe, named in honor of his fallen friend Jacobi D. Herring. On September 3, 2015, it was announced that Lil Herb had signed with Cinematic Music Group and had officially changed his rap moniker to G Herbo. On September 27, 2015, Herb announced that Ballin Like I'm Kobe would be released on September 29, 2015. On September 29, 2015, the mixtape was released to widespread critical acclaim.
In an interview at SXSW on April 4, 2016, Herb announced his debut album's title, Humble Beast, stating that "You can definitely expect an album in 2016." In mid 2016, he released two singles, "Pull Up" and "Drop." Herb also dropped the single "Yeah I Know" in March 2016. Herb also released a fourth single "Ain't Nothing to Me," with a music video being released on October 10, 2016. Herb was featured on DJ Twin's song "They Know Us" with Sean Kingston and Lil Bibby. On November 17, 2016, Herb released the album art, release date, and track list for his fourth mixtape, Strictly 4 My Fans. On the same day, he released the second single from the mixtape, "Strictly 4 My Fans (Intro)". It was also revealed that Herb and Lil Bibby have a collaborative project, No Limitation, in the works. On March 17, 2017, Herb released Welcome To Fazoland 1.5, containing unreleased songs from Welcome To Fazoland. The single "Yea I Know", was released in March 2016. Three singles has been released for Humble Beast. The lead single, "Red Snow", was released on March 9, 2017. The second single, "I Like", was released on August 11, 2017. The third and final single "Everything", was released on August 25, 2017. "4 Minutes of Hell, Pt. 5" was released as a pre-order single on September 1, 2017.
In February 2018, G Herbo and two other men were arrested after their limousine driver informed police that some of his passengers had weapons. G Herbo was observed in the rear driver-side passenger seat placing a handgun in the seat rear pocket; it was a Fabrique National loaded with rounds designed to penetrate body armor. None of the three had firearm owner's identification cards, and all three were charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|Welcome to Fazoland||
|Pistol P Project||
|Ballin Like I'm Kobe||
|Strictly 4 My Fans||
(with Lil Bibby)
|To be released|
|"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
|Welcome to Fazoland 1.5||
|Strictly 4 My Fans 2: Road to Humble Beast||
(featuring Joey Badass)
|"Get 2 Bussin"|
(featuring Lil Bibby)
|"Take Me Away"||2016|
|"Red Snow"||2017||Humble Beast|
|"Retro Flow"||Non-album singles|
|"Back On Tour"|
|"Yeah I Know"|
|"I Like"||Humble Beast|
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
|"Story Telling (Bless the Booth)"||Non-album singles|
|"Who Run It (Remix)"
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
|"Who Run It (Remix)"
(featuring Z-Money and Key Glock)
|"Money and Nem"
(Ceetheworld featuring G Herbo)
|"Noone or Nothing"
(Goodbye Tomorrow featuring G Herbo)
|"Right & Wrong"|
(Christaun featuring G Herbo)
(Turnpikerap featuring G Herbo)
|"59 to 79"
(Philthy Rich featuring G Herbo)
|Hood Rich 4|
(Logan featuring G Herbo and Tuge)
|"They Ain't Know"|
(JayKieff featuring G Herbo)
|"Lay Me Down"
(Travis Marsh featuring G Herbo)
(Ceosonson featuring G Herbo)
|"Just So You Know"|
(Rare Jamz featuring Pop and G Herbo)
(O.P. featuring G Herbo)
(King Deazel featuring G Herbo)
(Bo Deal featuring Waka Flocka and G Herbo)
|2018||Good Side Bad Side Pt. 2|
|"Know Somethin'"||2013||Lil Bibby||Free Crack|
|"Shout Out"||Lil Bibby, King L|
|"The Neighborhood"||2014||Common, Cocaine 80s||Nobody's Smiling|
|"Chiraq"||Nicki Minaj||Non-album single|
|"Game Over"||Lil Bibby||Free Crack 2|
|"Finer Things"||Young Chop||Still|
|"Knucklehead"||Earl Sweatshirt||Non-album single|
|"Ain't Heard Nuthin Bout You"||2015||Lil Bibby||Free Crack 3|
|"Up Next 3"||2016||Lil Yachty||Summer Songs 2|
|"They Know Us"||DJ Twin, Lil Bibby, Sean Kingston||Day 1|
|"No Hook"||2017||Dave East, Don Q||Non-album single|
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