An early version of G Herbo's "That's How I Grew Up" first showed up online as a leak in advance of the Chicago rapper's debut album Humble Beast. On Friday, it was officially released on the second disc of the Superfly soundtrack, and featured a new verse from 21 Savage. Though he hasn't released a project in 2018, Herb has had a big year solely off the huge splash his "Who Run It' freestyle made, causing many rappers to record their own verses over the Thee 6 Mafia Classic. "That's How I Grew Up" continues that momentum with a perfect collaboration that stands as one of the best tracks on the soundtrack. 21 is equally gritty in his storytelling, but a much more minimal rapper, making use of the space around him where Herb packs syllables. It's a successful dynamic that suggests the two should work together more often.
On the Eastside of Chiraq, that's where I grew up
OG ain't let me on Essex until I grew up
When G Fazo died in 2010 I just ain't give a fuck
'Member me and Manski on the phone an hour teein' up
Fourteen we was young as fuck all ready to fuck shit up