Chicago rapper Lil Greg was fatally shot at Studio 19 Barbershop in a gang-affiliated attack. Released from court earlier that day, he was ambushed while waiting for a haircut.
The rap scene has plenty of great talent to go around. Unfortunately, talent isn’t enough to keep these emcees off the streets. Leaving the world of crime and theft doesn’t come easy for some rap stars. In the end, their past life catches up with them. Chicago rapper Gregory Jackson III, aka Lil Greg, couldn’t escape his past. Two weeks ago, the young emcee was murdered in a gang-affiliated shooting at a local barbershop in his hometown. His death rocked many rap stars, including 21 Savage. However, Lil Greg’s death hurt his close friend, G Herbo the most.
The Details Surrounding His Death
The death of any talented rap star hurts the hip-hop community. Unfortunately, many stars such as Juice Wrld, Pop Smoke, Lil Marlo, and King Von befell untimely deaths. Recently, Chicago rapper Lil Greg suffered at the hands of a murder right at the start of his rap career. The Chicago native missed his 25th birthday this year.
The talent met his unjust death on January 29th at 12:15 pm in the South Loop section of the city. Police reports say that Lil Greg sat waiting in the barber’s chair for a haircut at the Studio 19 Barbershop. Earlier that same day, the 24-year-old had just been released from court for marijuana possession. Lil Greg’s day had been off to a great start. However, his perfect day got cut short when a man entered the barbershop and shot the rapper in the face. Unfortunately, brutality has no bounds.
Lil Greg’s Killer Is Finally Caught
While most murders would go into hiding after a shooting, Lil Greg’s killer drove around in plain sight. The shooter, later identified by police as Christopher Mosely, fled the scene in a 2010 Volvo SUV. It didn’t take long for the police to catch up with Mosely, driving the same car that fled the crime scene. Even more disturbing, they found Mosely carrying a .40 caliber Glock. On Wednesday, prosecutors revealed that Mosely took a drum magazine capable of holding “many, many rounds.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, the judge agreed with prosecutors that Mosely threatened public safety. Lil Greg’s killer now stays in police custody on charges of being an armed habitual criminal. Serves him right.
G Herbo’s Tribute To Lil Greg
No one wanted to see justice done for Lil Greg more than his good friend Herbert Randall Wright III, aka G Herbo. The two young rappers grew up together in Chicago’s Terror Town neighborhood. Unfortunately, they’re both members of the Terror Town/No Limit faction of the Black P-Stone gang. The best friends grew up in a world of crime, murder, and theft for what appears most of their lives.
However unfortunate Lil Greg’s untimely death was to the rapper, he made sure to give him a respectable tribute. The “Friends & Foes” rapper took to Instagram on February 3rd to share his struggles with his friend’s death. G Herbo notes that they’ve been friends since childhood and will remain brothers beyond death. He admits that staying ” strong ” is difficult without him being by his side. Like any good friend, G Herbo will continue to carry on his friend’s memory.
Q: What was Lil Greg’s rap career like?
A: Lil Greg was an aspiring rapper who had released a few songs and videos on YouTube and SoundCloud. He was also featured on some tracks by G Herbo, such as and. He had a loyal fan base and was working on his debut project before his death.
Q: How did G Herbo and Lil Greg meet and become friends?
A: G Herbo and Lil Greg met as kids in the Terror Town neighborhood of Chicago. They attended the same elementary school and bonded over their love of rap music. They also shared a similar background and struggle, as they both grew up in poverty and violence.
Q: What was the motive behind Lil Greg’s murder?
A: The exact motive behind Lil Greg’s murder is still unclear, but it is suspected to be related to gang rivalry and retaliation. Lil Greg and G Herbo were affiliated with the No Limit Muskegon Boys (NLMB) gang, a faction of the Black P-Stone gang. NLMB has been involved in a long-standing feud with another faction of the Black P-Stone gang, known as the East End. The East End is also allied with the Gangster Disciples, another prominent gang in Chicago. According to some sources, Lil Greg’s killer, Christopher Mosely, was a member of the East End or the Gangster Disciples, and he targeted Lil Greg as a way of getting back at NLMB.
Q: How did Lil Greg’s family and community react to his death?
A: Lil Greg’s family and community were devastated by his death, as he was a beloved son, father, brother, and friend. His mother, Nicole Griffin, said that he was a good person who loved his children and wanted to make a positive impact with his music. His father, Gregory Jackson, said he was proud of his son’s achievements and hoped his death would inspire others to pursue their dreams. His community also held a vigil and a balloon release in his honor, and many people paid their respects on social media.
Q: What is the status of Lil Greg’s killer’s trial, and what are the possible outcomes?
A: Lil Greg’s killer, Christopher Mosely, is currently awaiting trial on charges of being an armed habitual criminal, which is a Class X felony in Illinois. He is also facing additional charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. If convicted, he could face up to life in prison without parole. However, he has pleaded not guilty, and his defense lawyer has argued that he was acting in self-defense. The trial date has not been set yet, and the case is still under investigation.