Ricky Herd, better known as Hitman, was a rapper from California. Known as a member of the Bay Area hip hop group RBL Posse,
which he joined in 1993 at the young age of 15. He also released two solo albums, and was a well known figure in the Bay Area
hip hop circuit. In 2003, Herd was killed in a drive-by shooting. He was only 24 years old.