Lou Williams has a new EP on the way this week, but before it drops he's shared a touching tribute to the late Kobe Bryant. Titled after Kobe's jersey number, "24" sees Williams explaining what Kobe meant to him as both a friend and a former teammate.

Taken from his new six-song EP Syx Piece, dropping Feb. 14, the song also sees Williams reflect on how Kobe encouraged him to always strive to be the best. "I just wanted to write an open letter to a dear friend of mine," he told Complex about the song. "Mamba mentality I'm just tryna' be great," he starts the track.