G Herbo's "Sacrifice" is the perfect blend of spare brutalism and storytelling. As always, he and 808Mafia's Southside provide their fans with an irksome quality that is equal parts, hard to digest - hard to look away. Their follow-up record Still Swervin, has Pac-like properties to it, in the sense of continuity: once a thug, still a thug. As untouched as he may seem while his playing with his infant child, G Herbo is stubbornly stuck on the stories of his past, and to some extent, the way he views the World today.
On "Sacrifice," G Herbo uses incremental flashcards to travel back-and-forth through time. The date of August 10th gets penciled in, unbeknownst to us all, Chicago's 78th neighborhood is mentioned without all the glitz associated with its riverfront remodeling - these are the broad strokes of a rapper whose music is one giant stream undivided. Check out "Sacrifice" and the rest of Still Swervin if you haven't already.
It was like 4AM on the morning of August 10th
We was on the block shootin' dice, yeah, that was when Kobe went
I ain't never know you walked off 'fore those shots was lit
Kyro called your name out, he was on top of it.