G Herbo started his career in the music industry in the year 2012 when he gained the attention of the public after collaborating with rapper Lil Bibby on the track “Kill Shit”. Since then, the rapper has seen great success in his career, having worked with other notable artists on several personal and collaborative projects.
This talented rapper is a native of Chicago, Illinois, an area famed for its extensive history in hip-hop and the grooming of most successful rappers in the world today. Although he is easily recognized by the stage name G Herbo, his real name is Herbert Wright III while his other names are Swervo and Lil Herb. The rapper was born by American parents on 8th October 1995 but further details about his family background, childhood, and early life are not available for public consumption. We do know, however, that G Herbo dropped out of Hyde Park Academy High School at the age of 16 to fully pursue a career in music.
G Herbo’s Fact Sheet
Career Beginnings, Journey, And Successes
G Herbo spent most of his childhood listening to respected rap stars such as Chief Keef, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, and Young Jeezy. He started taking music seriously after he met and became friends with rapper Lil Bibby who was also a fan of his rap heroes. The duo became overnight sensations after their track “Kill Shit” went viral on YouTube, raking in millions of views on the platform.
Herbo and his friend further received wider attention within the hip-hop circle after Drake referred to them as “the future”. Riding on the success of his new-found fame, the rapper went on to drop his first mixtape titled: “Welcome to Fazoland”. The mixtape was released on 17th February 2014, followed by other projects which include his second mixtape “Pistol P Project” (2014), his third mixtape “Ballin Like I’m Kobe” (2015), and a collaborative single, titled “Lord Knows” (2015).
2016 was a significant year for the rapper; it was the year he sealed his place in the hearts of rap lovers with his irresistible lines and flow in his fourth mixtape titled “Strictly 4 My Fans”, as well as in hits like “Pull Up”, “Drop”, “Yeah I Know”, and “Ain’t Nothing to Me”. G Herbo’s debut studio album titled “Humble Beast” made its way to the hip-hop community and beyond in the month of September 2017 through the record labels RED, 150 Dream Team, Machine, and Cinematic. The album came with three powerful singles and was subsequently followed by a deluxe edition in 2018.
Apart from Humble Beast, G Herbo has released three additional studio albums titled “Swervo” (2018), “Still Swerving” (2019), and “Sessions” (2019). He has two EPs to his name and has also appeared as a guest on a good number of projects. The rapper is currently working on his fifth mixtape which is expected to be released soon.
Ever since G Herbo became a household name in the hip hop community, he has worked with notable artists like Chance The Rapper on the hit “Fight or Flight (Remix)”, rapper Nicki Minaj on “Chiraq”, rapper Common on the song “The Neighborhood”, DJ Twin on the hit jam “They Know Us”, Chief Keef on “Faneto”, rapper Joey Badass on the song “Lord Knows”, and Lil Bibby on several projects.
The rapper is currently signed to the record label, Machine Entertainment Group. He is a member of the brotherhood N.L.M.B which is derived 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.
How Rich is G Herbo and What Does He Spend His Money On?
G Herbo does two things; songwriting and rapping. From both ventures, the rapper has been able to build a net worth of $2.5 million from the year he debuted. G Herbo may not be the richest rapper right now, the Chicago native, no doubt, has all it takes to move to the top of the industry ladder and even achieve more success in his career.
G Herbo makes his money through his songs, albums, and tours and as a celebrity, he literally lives in luxury; he has a slew of fancy cars, an apartment, lots of clothes, jewelry, and other items he possesses for his personal use. The Chicago-bred emcee once admitted to mismanaging his first $100,000 by buying a lot of “cars, clothes, and guns”.
The rapper also spends his money on taking care of his young family and donating to charitable causes, one of which is the redevelopment of an elementary school in Chicago, Anthony Overton Elementary School. His goal is to equip the institution with music and a media laboratory to help youngsters who want to become musicians in the future.
A Look At The Rapper’s Relationship With His Girlfriend
Rapper G Herbo is currently in a romantic relationship with Taina Williams, the beautiful daughter of American shoe designer Emily Bustamante. The two began seeing each other after the rapper and his ex-girlfriend Ariana Fletcher ended their relationship which began in 2014. Although they didn’t publicly share reasons for the breakup, the nature of their social media posts indicated that one of them cheated.
Sometime in the month of April 2019, the Chicago native was arrested while in Atlanta for battery assault after he allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with Fletcher. The latter had accused him of abusing her physically, breaking her phone, and making away with their son. The rapper spent one week in jail and was later released on $2,000 bail.
Following his release, G Herbo took to social media and accused Ariana of stealing some pieces of jewelry from his mother’s house. Fletcher shares one son named Yosohn with the Chicago rapper. Since the pair separated, their relationship has turned sour but they’ve always been there for their son.
What is He Up to Now?
G Herbo has been doing so many things lately to grow his craft and become a better rapper in the hip-hop community. He is currently working on so many projects which are expected to be completed in no distant time. As an exceptional and productive talent, the “Get 2 Bussin” rapper has also been working with various artists in the industry.
G Herbo also spends quality time with his family when he is not busy with work or on the road. He seems to be really into the whole role of being a father and even takes his son to work sometimes.