Lil Herb dropped another breathless freestyle over a spacy Southside production. "Just Bars" feels like a moment of pause for the young rapper who's been moving quick, parlaying a rapid tongue and ground-level view of Chicago's dark edge into a high-profile collaboration with Nicki Minaj this Spring. But he hasn't switched up his introspective style yet: Wish I had a chance to tell my niggas bye, hate to see my fam and niggas cry he spits in a stabby, lopsided flow that, if history indicates, may pop up on your favorite rapper's next single in no time. Watch above, and check out the Lil Herb GEN F profile from our latest issue.
Lil Herb Drops “Just Bars,” Reflects On a Year of Wins & Losses
The rising Chicago spitter talks tough and mourns fallen friends
Photographer Peter Hoffman