14 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The cover art of G Herbo’s Swervo, which features the Chicago MC and the album’s lone producer, Southside, clad in custom-made print jackets and seated atop a luxury vehicle, is a riff on the artwork for Eric B. & Rakim’s 1988 album, Follow the Leader. It’s a fitting projection: On the long-teased Swervo, the pair sound like longtime running mates, Atlanta trap’s most celebrated beatsmith providing abundant low-end for Herbo’s gravelly and verbose couplets. The pair even trade bars with each other on “Pac n Dre,” likening themselves to that other very legendary duo.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The cover art of G Herbo’s Swervo, which features the Chicago MC and the album’s lone producer, Southside, clad in custom-made print jackets and seated atop a luxury vehicle, is a riff on the artwork for Eric B. & Rakim’s 1988 album, Follow the Leader. It’s a fitting projection: On the long-teased Swervo, the pair sound like longtime running mates, Atlanta trap’s most celebrated beatsmith providing abundant low-end for Herbo’s gravelly and verbose couplets. The pair even trade bars with each other on “Pac n Dre,” likening themselves to that other very legendary duo.

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About G Herbo

Also known as Lil Herb, G Herbo relates his experiences in coarsely grained, urgent, and often pained form as one of Chicago's noted drill artists. He represents his city's South Shore neighborhood -- more specifically, an area nicknamed Terror Town. Active since the early 2010s, the rapper born Herbert Wright appeared on a pair of tracks off Free Crack, a release by close associate Lil Bibby, in 2013. The next year, Common, Young Chop, and Earl Sweatshirt sought him out for verses, and he also issued his first two mixtapes: Welcome to Fazoland and Pistol P Project. Wright subsequently signed with Cinematic Music Group and made his debut there in 2015 with a mixtape, Ballin Like I'm Kobe, titled in tribute to a friend who had been murdered two years prior. The following year, Wright appeared on the Lil Yachty track "Up Next 3." In 2017, he delivered his full-length studio album, Humble Beast, featuring the singles "Red Snow," "I Like," and "Everything." The album cracked the Top 20 of the Billboard 200. ~ Andy Kellman

HOMETOWN
Chicago, IL
GENRE
Rap
BORN
October 8, 1995

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