Why Polo G’s ‘Wishing For A Hero’ Speaks To The Moment

A few weeks ago, Genius hopped on the phone with Polo G. The 21-year-old Chicago rapper was fresh off selling 99,000 copies of his sophomore album, The GOAT, in its first week. His Gold-certified debut, 2019’s Die A Legend, dropped last June, but he’s been itching to release his follow-up since last November. Polo wanted the album to showcase his versatility as an artist, but we wanted to talk about the album’s lyrics as he touches on issues like PTSD, racism, and police brutality. Our conversation took place on May 26…


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