G Herbo continues to “Make the Hood Great Again” by showing love to the city he grew up in through numerous recent investments.
This past weekend, Herbo partnered with fellow Chicago rappers, Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa, to sponsor a back to school drive and peace walk with residents of Bronzeville.
The rapper affectionately referred to the event as “Make The Hood Great Again” in an Instagram post.
The event took place outside of Overton Elementary, the elementary school Herbo helped purchase back in 2018. Herbo was apart of a project to turn the closed down building into a youth center that also serves as a media lab for the kids.
According to the Chicago Suntimes, the rappers alongside numerous volunteers from both Chance’s SocialWorks and Mensa’s Save Money, Save Life Foundations, handed out over 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies.
“We’re really trying to change the narrative and lead by example,” Herbo tells the Chicago Suntimes. “And show the next generation that they can do what we’re doing even greater.”
The rapper reassures the Chicago Suntimes that there will be more community events in the future.
“We’re not saying we’re going to see drastic change tomorrow, but if we keep this up, there’s limitless opportunities and it’s limitless where we can go,” said Herbo.