G Herbo Wants ‘Humble Beast’ Album to Resemble ‘Reasonable Doubt’ and ‘Illmatic’
Fans have been patiently waiting for G Herbo's highly anticipated debut album Humble Beast, and with the LP finally scheduled to come out in the next couple months, the Chicago rapper tells XXL what took so long to get it out.
"My album is taking so long because it's gon' be perfect," he said when he stopped by the headquarters recently. "I want my album to put you in the mind of [JAY-Z's] Reasonable Doubt and [Nas'] Illmatic. That's what I want my album to resemble, so it's gon' take time. You can't rush it."
Herbo knows his fans hold him to a high standard, so he's been carefully crafting his official debut LP. "My fans, when they want music, we give 'em music. You don't get the album, you just get music. It's about timing, it's about the steps that we take to make sure my album is what it is. I could drop my album today and then it's not what I want it to be, so I'll be upset, everybody will be upset."
The 21-year-old Chicago MC has been dropping consistent projects for years now, but he doesn't consider any of them albums. "My album has to be a classic," he says. "This my first album. Welcome to Fazoland, Ballin' Like I'm Kobe, those are mixtapes building me up to the artist I am today."
Back in June, XXL premiered the lead single off the album, "Red Snow." The last project he dropped was 2016's Strictly for My Fans.
Watch Herbo talk about the long-delayed LP below.
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