EXPANDING ONE OF THE YEAR’S BIGGEST HIP-HOP ALBUMS G HERBO DROPS PTSD DELUXE TODAY!
Expanding one of the biggest and most impactful hip-hop opuses of 2020, G Herbo unleashes PTSD Deluxe today. The gold-certified critically acclaimed Chicago luminary added 14 new tracks to the chart-topping original, which notably bowed at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 in February and yielded the gold-selling smash and title track “PTSD” [feat. Juice WRLD, Lil Uzi Vert, & Chance the Rapper].
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He preceded PTSD Deluxe with the fiery “Friends & Foes.” Right out of the gate it clocked 1M YouTube views on the music video and received various tastemaker looks. HYPEBEAST and Complex both plugged the clip. Meanwhile, REVOLT.TV described it as “a powerful example of how everything has been feeling during the Coronavirus pandemic.”
Deluxe teems with new bangers. He goes wild on “Real One” [feat. Lil Durk] and lights up the beat on “Smoke.” Meanwhile, “Like This” [feat. Lil Uzi Vert] swings from defiant flows into a dynamic hook as he and Philly’s finest go bar-for-bar in a knockout call-and-response. Everything culminates on the soulful “4AM To 8AM” complete with gospel backing vocals, airy beats, and his confessional rhymes.
Check out the full tracklisting below.
Just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month, G Herbo delivers the definitive version of PTSD and an enduring statement for the culture.
This month, he also took action in the fight against COVID-19. Stepping up to help, Herbo joined forces with Alliance for Safety and Justice to donate 20,000 protective masks to Cook County jails— one of the nation’s largest jails that has been identified among the greatest sources of coronavirus infections in the country. This donation will make a major impact in the correctional facilities and leave a positive mark on the system.
As a whole, PTSD tours the darkest corners of a psyche damaged by the everlasting cycle of inner city violence as witnessed firsthand by Herbo. On the gruff and gritty “Intro,” he spits with purpose, passion, and power. From the jump, he announces, “I do it for the have-s and have-nots,” as nineties production glistens. The intensity only ramps up from there on “Glass In The Face” [feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie]. A centerpiece of the record, “PTSD” [feat. the Juice WRLD, Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert] unfolds as an emotionally charged confession, bringing together three of Chicago’s most influential voices—the late Juice WRLD, Chance, and Herbo—and elusive Philadelphia multiplatinum star Lil Uzi Vert. It paints a picture of urban decay and highlights a pervasive theme with the declaration, “Don’t stand too close to me, I got PTSD.” Meanwhile, soul samples bleed into a crossfire between Herbo and 21 Savage on “By Any Means.” Everything culminates on “Intuition” [feat. 2PRETTY & Sonta]. It offers a peek at the light at the end of the tunnel with heavenly vocals and a skittering beat and one final lyrical catharsis.
Quietly putting up over 1 billion streams and attracting widespread critical acclaim, G Herbo emerged as one of the Windy City’s most important presences and a voice for hip-hop at large. He hailed from the notorious Chicago neighborhood of “Terror Town” and went on to drop one explosive project after another beginning with Ballin Like I’m Kobe in 2016. In the aftermath, he lifted himself up to the top of the charts with Humble Beast, which vaulted into the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200 in 2017. He ascended to unparalleled critical peaks on 2018’s Swervo with Southside. It clinched #15 on the Top 200 and bowed in the Top 10 on the Top Rap Albums Chart and Top 10 on the Top R&B Hip-Hop Albums Chart. Receiving praise from HotNewHipHop, HipHopDX, DJ Booth, The Four Oh Five, and more, Pitchfork proclaimed Swervo among “The Best Rap Albums of 2018” and asserted, “Through it all, G Herbo never abandons the puns and hater-dismantling bars that have helped him become one of the Windy City’s very best.” Boasting collaborations with Gunna “Trained To Kill (Big Body Whips)” and the late legend Juice WRLD “Never Scared,” 2019’s Still Swervin maintained his momentum followed by Sessions at the end of the year.
- Friends & Foes
- Cap Guns
- Real One [feat. Lil Durk]
- In A Minute
- Like This [feat. Lil Uzi Vert]
- High School
- Ridin Wit It
- Lil Ride
- Just A N***a
- 14AM To AM
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