G Herbo’s upcoming album, PTSD, is set to drop later this month, and the Chicago rapper recently took a dive into the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.
“When the lawyer told me to go see the therapist, it was really just me embracing it,” said G Herbo during an interview with HipHopDx. “I think I was already aware of the issue, and why I even had to get arrested, or have to carry a gun in the first place.”
The rapper and two other men were arrested in 2018 after their limousine driver informed the police that the men had guns. According to police, Herbo had a Fabrique National gun in his possession, HipHopDx reports, which landed him behind bars. G Herbo admitted that he was apprehensive about speaking with a therapist, but later saw the benefits of it.
“To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with going to share my problems with somebody so I already didn’t think it was something that I would want to do,” he said. “That was probably my first introduction to me embracing my PTSD, but we’re so immune to a lot of this stuff that go on in the inner city with like violence, going to jail and all that kind of sh*t.”
He continued, “It’s like, we kind of don’t know that we suffer from these mental health issues. I’m a product of that. I was shot at. I seen my first murder at nine years old. A lot of this stuff that we encounter on a day-to-day basis, we think is normal just because it’s our reality. We think it’s something we’re supposed to be going through. I feel like in the poverty-stricken neighborhoods, a lot of us are suffering from PTSD. I thought it was important for me because I know it’s a lot of people who are like me.”
G Herbo’s PTSD album is set to be released on Friday (Feb. 28).