“Pain” from G Herbo’s Ballin Like I’m Kobe
Finally coming through on his months-long promise, the artist formerly known as Lil Herb dropped his highly anticipated project, Ballin Like I’m Kobe. The project saw a great deal of maturation from the 20-year-old, reflecting on the life he’s lost so many friends to. “Pain” isn’t necessarily too different from Kobe’s other cuts, keeping up with the heavy introspection of the tape. It also doesn’t go as far left field as the Mind-assisted “Remember.” Instead, it marries Herb’s style with a more soul-tinged sound. Of course, Sonta’s powerful chorus is a huge part of this, but that DJ L beat does wonders for Herb’s flow as well.