Lil Herb commonly mentions the name of his slain friend Kobe in music. Kobe, whose birth name was Jacoby Herron, was murdered Aug. 10, 2013 after he suffered multiple gun wounds in the head and body. He was 21. The shooting happened around 4 a.m. outside a Mcdonalds restaurant in the 2400 block of East 79th Street, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Herb opened up on the murder of his friend during an interview with “Sway In The Morning.” Herb and his NLMB crew were on the block celebrating the birthday of Lil Bibby’s older brother at the time of Kobe’s murder.
“We was together. We was outside — like four in the morning – on the block chilling, shooting dice, all type of stuff,” Herb told Sway. “He just pimped off. He was always the type to not ask someone for sh-t. We got five cars out there. He ain’t ask nobody for a ride. He lived a couple blocks over….just walked off and we heard shots go off. Like a lot of shots. …We get to the scene and I see my homie dead.”
Herb is honoring Kobe with his forthcoming mixtape “Ballin Like Im Kobe.” Herb assured fans the project was on its way after releasing the “Pistol P Project.”