Chicago resident Gregory “Lil Greg” Jackson III was killed on January 28. According to local reports, the 24-year-old victim was sitting in a barber chair when a gunman shot him directly in the head.
Jackson was a longtime associate of Herbert “G Herbo” Wright III. On what would have been Lil Greg’s 25th birthday, G Herbo posted an Instagram statement about his friend.
The Chicago-bred Hip Hop recording artist wrote:
SHORTY ALL I KNOW IS YOU!! FROM THE F###### CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE LITERALLY! AS IM WRITING THIS CAPTION TWIN I AIN’T EVEN DROPPING TEARS CUZ 4 WHAT WE ALWAYS BEEN STRONGER TOGETHER & YOU STILL WITH ME RIGHT NOW.. I FEEL YOU! I DREAMT ABOUT YOU IMMEDIATELY & WHEN I DID I DIDN’T EVEN UNDERSTAND IT TOOK ME A COUPLE DAYS & IM STILL UNDERSTANDING MORE BUT RN I GET A CLEARER PICTURE… YOU KNOW HOW WE LIVE & YOU KNOW HOW WE PLAY.. NUN ELSE TO SAY.. IT BE SO KRAZY HOW I RYHME EVERY TIME I WRITE A CAPTION DAMN NEAR CUZ THIS S### NEVER PRACTICED! LOL I KNOW YOU 1 N#### THAT WANT THE BEST FOR ME & WANT THE BEST OUT OF ME!!!! IM TRYING TO BE MY BEST RN LIL BRO & ITS HARD BUT IM TRYINGGGGGGGG FOLKS!! HOW THE F### CAN I BE MY BEST WITHOUT YOU & YOU THE SAME N#### I CALL ABOUT SOME S### AS SIMPLE AS WTF OUTFIT IM FINNA WEAR??!! IT’S DAMN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE! BUT IM SAYING ALL THIS S### TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHRITE 2 MY LIL BABY BROTHER MAN!! #WATER A N#### SO PURE I JUST NAMED HIM WATER… YOU’LL NEVER BE GONE YOU’LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN CUZ IK IM STAYING IN THIS S### 10 TOES DOWNN JUST OFF THE STRENGTH OF YOU! SO YOU LIVE THRU ME! I LOVE YOU & THEMM 2 LIL N##### CMON MANN YOU KNOW THEY A NEVER GO WITHOUT!! YOU MADE SURE THEY DON’T SO IMA MAKE SURE THEY WON’T. NO MORE SAD S### 4 THE GRAM IMA LIVE IT UP CUZ IK THATS ALLLLL YOU DID I NEVER SEEN YOU TOO SAD OR TOO DOWN B4 LOL & WE DONE BEEN THRU SOME SHIIIIITTTT KID!! YOU WAS ALWAYS THE BALANCE!! NOW GOT GOT A N#### DIZZYYY OUT HERE.
Last year, Herbo released the PTSD studio album. That project was centered around the 25-year-old rapper dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD diagnosis was the result of him losing several loved ones to violence throughout his childhood and actually witnessing a murder for the first time at the age of 9.
G Herbo has publicly discussed receiving therapy to cope with his trauma. Eventually, he teamed with the Audiomack streaming service to launch the Swervin’ Through Stress program which worked to connect Black young adults with therapeutic resources in order to improve their mental health.