Digital Underground rapper Shock G has reportedly handed away on the age of 57, a number of sources report.
Digital Underground co-founder Chopmaster J first broke the information on Instagram Thursday night (April 22).
“34 years in the past nearly to the day we had a wild concept we is usually a hip hop band and tackle the world by means of it all of the dream grew to become a actuality and the truth grew to become a nightmare for some,” J captioned beneath an image of the 2 of them many years in the past. “And now he’s awaken from the celebrity lengthy reside shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Relaxation In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!! #digitalunderground.”
TMZ reports his father, Edward Racker, says Shock — born Greg Jacobs — was discovered useless Thursday in a lodge room in Tampa.
A reason behind dying has but to be launched.
Shock G was a rapper and keyboardist for Digital Underground, a pioneering Hip Hop group accountable for plenty of influential singles, together with the group’s groundbreaking hit “The Humpty Dance.” He was also called his alter ego Humpty Hump.
Moreover, G was very influential in Tupac’s rap profession as he launched the West Coast rapper to the world on the group’s 1990 observe “Similar Tune.” He went on to supply Pac’s breakthrough single “I Get Round” and Me Towards The World’s “So Many Tears.”
Shock G additionally labored with artists like Prince, Monie Love, Dr. Dre, Cash B, Uncooked Fusion, Luniz, Mac Mall, Murs, KRS-One and extra.