Still flying high from his February album PTSD, G Herbo has announced that he is releasing a deluxe version of the project, a move that many of his hip hop peers have been making with their respective releases this year. As an appetizer, the Chicago star has also liberated the intro to the forthcoming update titled “Friends & Foes,” which is produced by Zaytoven and sees Herbo reflecting on life before rap:
“Where would I be without rap? Nobody really knows, me and Gregg was sharin’ clothes, but we wasn’t really bros/
We was tryna impress them hoes, kept us on our toes, I had 25 in high school, like I’m Derrick Rose/
I had a Glock when I met Pistol P, that’s on my soul, hat always cocked back to the left ‘cause I grew up with the moes/
And I was thuggin’ hard with shawty like I’m one of the 4s, I had some shootouts with my bronem, I had to give it and go.../”
The Mark Walters-directed clip switches from G Herbo walking the streets to hanging with a few masked quarantine homies, all while flames engulf everything around him. It’s a powerful example of how everything has been feeling during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Pretty much a lot of video calls and FaceTimes... I’m actually gonna try, since things are dying down, a little bit on my end I’ve been able to come home and get my house together. I was on tour before this, my tour actually got canceled because of the coronavirus so I haven’t been home in months, so I’m able to come home and get my house together and disinfect everything so hopefully, I can try to go out and get him soon.”
Press play on “Friends & Foes” below.