The music industry, particularly in urban music has provided a consistent string of freshmen artists the last few years. G Herbo, born Herbert Wright III, is one of those to have come off the 2014 production line.
He has released numerous projects since he came on the scene and doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon. This rapper’s discography contains albums such as Welcome to Fazoland, 2014; Strictly 4 My Fans, 2016; and Humble Beast, 2017.
G Herbo’s Bio, Age
Herbert Wright III was born in South Shore on the Southeast Side of Chicago, on October 8, 1995. His town was popularly known as Terror Town because of the frequency of gang activity prevalent in the place. He grew up listening to artists such as Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy and Chief Keef. He and his fellow rapper and friend Lil Bibby would later start their rap careers after being inspired by their rap heroes.
Both Herbo and Lil Bibby belong to the brotherhood N.L.M.B. The name draws from different sources of inspiration. The four letters N, L, M and B came from a merger of two gang names: No Limit (a faction of the gang Almighty Black P. Stone) and Muskegon Boyz (a faction of the Gangster Disciples). However, the initials N.L.M.B also mean “Never Leave My Brothers” for Herbo’s N.L.M.B brotherhood.
Songs and Mixtapes
G Herbo and Lil Bibby got some well-deserved attention for their song Kill Shit. The song has since gone on to gain over 15 million views and counting on YouTube. Even the famous Canadian emcee, Drake, has described them as the future. On February 2014, Lil Herb dropped Return to Fazoland, his first mixtape which was dedicated to his friend Fazon Robinson. He was the earliest of Herb’s friends to lose his life to gun violence. The project got a lot of positive reviews with Fader magazine praising Herbo’s wealth of content and lyrical dexterity.
Herb went on to feature on the songs of top shots like Nicki Minaj, Common and Chance The Rapper. In the same release year, XXL Magazine chose him for their Show & Prove segment of the 2014 Freshmen Class issue. He also surprised his fan base by releasing an unexpected second mixtape for 2014. It was titled Pistol P Project.
2015 was a really big year for the rapper as he kicked it off with a feature on Chief Keef’s remix of Faneto. It also involved fellow rappers King Louie and longtime friend, Lil Bibby. Lil Herb proved to be something of a marketing genius when he was not included in XXL’s Freshmen Class of 2015. Instead of reacting by bursting up like most rappers would, he released a single titled XXL. The magazine complimented the rapper and praised the song. Subsequently, he was included in the Freshmen List of 2016.
Herb announced his third mixtape in August of 2015 titled Ballin Like I’m Kobe, released in honor of his friend Jacobi Herring. In September of the same year, he signed to Cinematic Music Group and officially changed his stage name to G Herbo. Ballin Like I’m Kobe was released under Cinematic on September 29 to widespread critical acclaim and positive reviews.
He rounded the year up with a single titled Lord Knows, which he collaborated on with Joey Bada$$, a rapper from New York.
On April 4 of the following year, G Herbo sat down with SXSW where he announced the title of his debut album. He released a single in March titled Yeah I Know. Then two singles for the album in the middle of the year titled Pull Up and Drop. On October 10, he released the music video to a fourth single. He also did a song with DJ Twin, They Know Us with Lil Bibby and Sean Kingston.
In the time since the announcement of his debut album Humble Beast, G Herbo would go on to release a fourth mixtape, Strictly 4 My Fans, and an updated version of his debut mixtape Welcome to Fazoland 1.5. He has also released singles I Know, Red Snow, I Like, Everything and 4 Minutes of Hell, Pt.5.
G Herbo, Girlfriend, Gay Rumors, Net Worth
Herb has been dating Ariana Fletcher since 2014. Ariana who has had her share of heartbreaks says she feels comfortable and at peace with Herb until she recently took to Instagram to post a message saying that she is now single and no more romantically tied to G Herbo. There were no specific reasons for the breakup, however, the nature of the message points a finger at infidelity.
She is the same age as the rapper and owns her own business called Kyche Extensions, a name she coined from the names of her late brother Kyle and her nephew.
The rapper has not shown any gay tendencies. However, Ariana dated a girl back from her high school days when she was just 14. On November 19, 2017, Ariana announced on her Instagram that she was carrying Herb’s child. He was apparently so excited about the news, he gifted her a sexy, black Range Rover.
G Herbo still has a lot to give to the music industry as he is still in the infancy of his career. He is valued at $1 million to $2 million.
G Herbo Family, Facts
There isn’t much family history or scandalous news to know about G Herbo. Apart from his closest friend Lil Bibby, his friends who he dedicated two of his albums to and his girlfriend Ariana, there isn’t much else to know about him.