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 virtually to the day we had a wild concept we is usually a hip hop band and tackle the world via it all of the dream turned a actuality and the fact turned a nightmare for some,” J captioned below an image of the 2 of them a long time 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 lifeless Thursday in a lodge room in Tampa.
A explanation for loss of life has but to be launched.
Shock G was a rapper and keyboardist for Digital Underground, a pioneering Hip Hop group liable for a variety of influential singles, together with the group’s groundbreaking hit “The Humpty Dance.” He was also referred to as 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 monitor “Similar Music.” 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.