Chicago rapper G Herbo returns in 2018 with a new documentary discussing his upbringing and his trials & tribulations in his hometown Chicago. This follows his last year’s album release Humble Beast.
In the latest MASS APPEAL documentary, ‘City of Sorrow,’ G Herbo makes his return to Hyde Park Academy, where he attended middle school. G Herbo revisits the school provides words of encouragement to the students.
Before I get out of here, I just wanted to tell y’all that no matter what you do in life, the main three things to remember is to keep faith in yourself, stay focused and keep working hard,” “Ain’t nothing easy. Everything in life is hard, there will be ups and downs, you’re gonna lose, you’re gonna fail. But you only fail if you give up.”
Mikkey Halsted, the former rapper, current president of A&R Machine states: “You cannot just… ‘Oh, get out of the streets.’ You’ll either die or go to jail.’ Everybody knows that,” “Leave the streets to do what? Go work in McDonalds? ‘So the people that was trying to kill me last week, can see me in McDonalds?’” Herbo did find a way to leave the streets and went to work at places like Hot 97’s Summer Jam. His story is one that Halsted, and the city of Chicago wants to push out to a wider audience. “I damn near saw, like, Nas and Tupac,” Mikkey says about encountering Herbo’s talent for the first time. That’s what I felt. So, I came to get him. I came home.”
Watch G Herbo open up in the documentary below!