I Don’t Wanna Die – [G Herbo]

At this point in time, it should come as no surprise that G Herbo is one of the most legendary artists to come out of Chicago. He has one of the strongest track records in music, and even before when he was releasing some of his acclaimed mixtapes while still hustling in the streets, he was making a legacy for himself that is going to go down in history. Just the other day, Herb decided to keep his legacy going stronger than ever with another incredible album entitled 25, which gives us a look inside of his life as he turns a quarter-century old and reflects on his journey thus far as well as the future.

Alongside the album, he decided to highlight one of the most revealing songs on the project by dropping a child-directed music video for his record “I Don’t Wanna Die”. As chilling sound bites and ominous lyrics are sung out by what sounds like a children’s choir, the black and white visual begins with a little girl dancing around in a patch of grass with a flower. From here, we’re introduced to other characters like some kids in a school bus, other children playing in a tree, and even more individuals in the streets.

No matter who is shown, everyone has a target somewhere on their body as if to say that no one is safe, which combines with the song’s title and narrative well in a very raw and gripping fashion. While this is a common theme throughout, one of the most eye-opening and chill-inducing moments in my opinion came when two children were running around and using their fingers as if they were guns. Later on in the video, one of the children laid dead in a pool of blood as the other stood over him as if to say that these games turn into real-life for way too many people growing up in the streets, and this moment just truly stuck out to me in a very compelling, thought-provoking manner.

While there are various other chilling moments throughout this video, it is simply a visual that you need to see and interpret for yourself. As far as the album itself goes, though, Herb gifted us with 19 new songs that span just under an hour long with features from incredible artists like Polo G, Lil Tjay, 21 Savage, Gunna, The Kid LAROI, and more, but G Herbo makes sure that his message is heard loud and clear throughout the entire duration of the album. I could speak on this project as well as the music video for “I Don’t Wanna Die” for literal days, but I’ll let you tune in and form your own opinion anyway, so make sure you do so as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on some of the best new music out right now.