Back in July, G Herbo released his sixth studio LP 25, which came with 19 hard-hitting tracks and additional features from Polo G, Lil Tjay, 21 Savage, The Kid LAROI, Gunna, Yosohn, and Rowdy Rebel. Today (Sept. 21), the Chicago emcee brings us a new visual from 25 for the Oz On The Track and Chase Davis-produced “Stand The Rain (Mad Max),” which sees him rapping about past struggles and current successes:
“I need paper like I’m Hov, I need thirty before thirty, need mercy on my soul, made the 30 Under 30, I made a teardrop in my Rolls, came from shit, we came from hits, I made it back, dirt on my clothes, now I’m here, 2018, shit was different, what a year, 2019, it was tough, but I’m like, ‘Fuck it, it’s in the rear,’ 2020, COVID hit and I’m just gettin’ shit in gears, I ain’t even reach all my goals and I’m still shittin’ on my peers...”
The accompanying clip for “Stand The Rain (Mad Max)” gives off noir style effects, creating a vibe that’s perfect for the song’s powerful subject matter. Throughout, viewers can see Herbo reading an issue of “Forbez” with him on the cover, showing off his one of a kind Trackhawk, reflecting over lost loved ones in a church, riding through the streets in a Rolls Royce Cullinan, and more. In one scene, he performs the track while in the rain, while an unknown figure fires off an automatic rifle behind him.
“I just feel like I stay solid through everything ‘cause when I dropped my first project, Welcome to Fazoland, I was 17-year-old or some shit like that. I was really in the streets more... more than anything ... There’s a lot of shit behind the industry... adversity and a lot of shit you got to overcome, especially with you being independent.”
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