G Herbo has released his fourth studio album, 25.
The 19-song effort features the likes of Polo G, Rowdy Rebel, Gunna, 21 Savage, Lil Tjay and The Kid LAROI—as well as Herbo’s son, Yosohn.
The Chicago native turned 25 years old last year and explained to Complex the significance of naming his album after the number. “I’m in a different head space. [This album] is me telling the story of where I am now and where I come from turning 25 years old,” he said. “I feel like all my music is a reflection of me, but I want it to be different. As much as I mature, I want my music to mature.”
25 is the follow-up to Herbo’s acclaimed 2020 album PTSD, in which his harrowing upbringing, mental health struggles and healing from trauma were major themes. Herbo has spoken on the differences between the records, telling Complex: “PTSD, mental health, that’s me. That’s going to always be something that’s true to me because of the importance of mental health. But I’ve grown as an artist, just lyrically and mentally. Where I am [now] is not what PTSD was.”
Last December, Herbo was hit with federal fraud charges over allegations that he and his associates had used stolen credit card info to rent private jets and villas, among other expenses. The rapper has pleaded not guilty, doubling down in a song “Statement,” in which he raps: “Let’s talk about this paper / Let’s talk about them jets / Yeah let’s talk about Jamaica / Yeah ask about me, I ain’t never been a fraud.”
Besides 25, Herbo has also shared a stark, moving music video for the song “I Don’t Wanna Die.” Watch it here:
And stream 25 below: