G Herbo entered the rap game at 16 years old when he was then known as Lil Herb. Thankfully, he changed his name to G Herbo and established himself as one of the leaders of Chicago's drill music scene. The Chicago native, born Herbert Randall Wright III, first caught fans' attention with his fiery collaborative track "Kill Shit" with Lil Bibby in 2012. In 2014, he released his debut mixtape, Welcome to Fazoland, which furthered his rise in the rap scene. However, his breakthrough moment came when he was featured on Nicki Minaj's remix of Chief Keef's "Chiraq," where his bullet-riddled rhymes complemented Nicki's street-infused bravado. Herbo followed with his debut album, Humble Beast, in 2017, but opted for a more traditional rap style instead of drill, which received mixed reviews.
G Herbo has since released several more mixtapes and albums, including Still Striving (2018) and PTSD (2019). On the latter project, the Chi-City rhymer opened up about being diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and his struggles with mental health. In October of 2022, Herbo dropped his star-studded double album, Survivor’s Remorse. In addition to launching his music label, Machine Entertainment Group LLC in partnership with Republic Records, Herbo also gives back to his Chicago community. He spearheaded the construction of a tech incubator and multimedia center at the former Child Parent Center near the neighborhood where he grew up. G Herbo has been a role model for many young people, speaking out against poverty and violence.