Herbert Randall Wright III, also known as “G Herbo,” was born on October 8, 1995. He is an American rapper who rose to fame in 2012. Since then, he has released multiple studio albums, released a merch line, and garnered an impressive following on social media. Let’s celebrate him today.
Herbert Randall Wright III
October 8, 1995
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Herbert Randall Wright III, known professionally as “G Herbo,” is an American rapper born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Wright caught the public’s attention when he released a song with Lil Bibby in 2015, which garnered over 50 million views on YouTube. That same year, Wright debuted his first mixtape titled “Welcome to Fazoland,” as well as worked with Nicki Minaj on the song ‘Chiraq.’ From 2014 to 2016, Wright brought a further three mixtapes, and in 2017, revealed his first studio album “Humble Beast.”
In 2018, he welcomed his first child (with Ariana Fletcher), a son named Yosohn. He also released a collaborative album called “Swervo” with Southside. It featured prominent rappers such as 21 Savage, Young Thug, and the late Juice Wrld. In 2019 and 2020, he debuted two more studio albums titled “Still Swervin” and “P.T.S.D.,” respectively. The latter album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The year 2020 also saw Wright get engaged to rapper Fabolous’ step-daughter, Taina Williams. She gave birth to Wright’s second child, Essex William, in 2021. In July 2021, Wright released his fourth studio album.
Wright has positioned himself as a rapper worthy of every music fan’s attention, boasting a massive following on social media. He has over 1.3 million subscribers on YouTube, with over 820 million views, while his Instagram account has a whopping 7.4 million followers. Indeed, this talented artist’s star continues to shine.
Wright releases a song with Lil Bibby, garnering over 50 million views on YouTube.
His first studio album titled “Humble Beast” is released.
His third album “P.T.S.D.” is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The single ‘Who Want Smoke??’ by Nardo Wick featuring G Herbo, Lil Durk, and 21 Savage debuts at number three on Billboard's “Hot Rap Songs” chart.
Why We Love G Herbo
He is a private and humble guy
Although his music is a story about his life, Wright is a very private individual outside of his persona. He likes to keep to himself and tries not to talk about his personal life to the media. It’s probably his way of separating work from family.
He gives back
Wright has given back to the neighborhood he grew up in by contributing to the redevelopment of a school in Chicago. He has also provided its students with musical instruments.
He takes mental health seriously
He has started an initiative called “Swervin’ Through Stress.” This program seeks to help “black youths with therapeutic resources to improve their mental health over a 12-week course.”
5 Surprising Facts
He dropped out of school
Wright dropped out of school when he was 16.
He has numerous mixtapes
He has a total of six mixtapes, with one to still be released.
His rap influences
Wright looks up to and takes inspiration from the big names in the rap music industry such as Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and Meek Mill.
He has a former stage name
His former stage name was “Lil Herb.”
Drake once praised him
Drake, an influential pop music figure, has been quoted as saying that Wright is “the future.”
G Herbo FAQs
Is G Herbo suffering from some illness?
He says he struggles with P.T.S.D., hence the name of one of his albums.
Is G Herbo rich?
He is a very wealthy rapper, having a net income of around $3 million in 2022.
Are Drake and G Herbo cousins?
While this hasn’t been confirmed, it has been speculated that Drake and G Herbo are in fact related.
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