g herbo is the rapper formerly known as lil herb, he was part of a wave of rowdy chicago street rappers who swarmed out of the city in the early decade now, herb is known as a raw, authentic street rap presence on the national scene, just outside the mainstream spotlight southside is a trap producer from atlanta whose 808 mafia also includes lex luger, the chicago producer who was instrumental in crafting that early wave of drill rappers together, they combine beats that will keep the neighbors up all night with raps that would keep any other concerned citizen within earshot even more alert the pair may make decidedly less intellectual music than eric b & rakim, but it’s no less enjoyable or likely to scare uptight politicians with its in-your-face intensity