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The rap legend was found dead Thursday in a hotel room in Tampa
according to his father, Edward Racker
We're told the cause of death is unclear but there
Shock G, famous for Digital Underground’s hit song “The Humpty Dance” and his work with Tupac Shakur, is dead.
The rap legend was found dead Thursday in a hotel room in Tampa … according to his father, Edward Racker.
We’re told the cause of death is unclear but there were no signs of trauma. Shock’s father says authorities will conduct and autopsy.
Shock G was the lead singer for the pioneering hip hop group Digital Underground, and he gets into character as his alter ego, “Humpty Hump,” for the group’s famous 1989 song and dance.
Shock was also known for his collabs with 2Pac … he’s featured on Pac’s 1993 song “I Get Around” and he was one of the producers on Tupac’s 1991 debut solo album, “2Pacalypse Now.”
In fact, Shock G helped introduce 2Pac to the music world … Pac was a member of Digital Underground when he appeared on the group’s 1991 song and music video, “Same Song,” for his first published work.
Shock G was born and raised on the East Coast, but he eventually settled in Oakland, where he formed Digital Underground in the late 1980s with Chopmaster J and Kenneth Water.
In addition to his work with 2Pac, Shock G produced songs for Dr. Dre, Prince and KRS-One, just to name a few.
Shock G was 57.
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:00:00 -0700
Digital Underground co-founder Chopmaster J revealed that his crew member Shock G has passed away on Thursday (April 22)
Digital Underground co-founder Chopmaster J revealed that his crew member Shock G has passed away on Thursday (April 22).
On Thursday (April 22), the hip hop community was hit with yet another hard blow while it’s still mourning the deaths of Ruff Ryders legend DMX and Bad Boy recording artist Black Rob. On his Instagram, producer and Digital Underground co-founder Chopmaster J revealed that his crew member and fellow co-founder Shock G has passed away.
Posting a throwback black-and-white photo of the two, J captioned it: “34 years ago almost to the day we had a wild idea we can be a hip hop band and take on the world through it all the dream became a reality and the reality became a nightmare for some.”
He continued: “And now he’s awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!”
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Once Chopmaster announced the rapper’s passing, tributes quickly flooded social media, as fans recalled their favorite songs, interviews, and moments of G. From people posting videos of some of his live performances and music videos to others expressing how much his music meant to them, supporters of the now-deceased recording artist showed a lot of love.
In 1987, Shock G founded Digital Underground with Chopmaster J, real name Jimi Dright; and Kenny-K, real name Kenneth Waters in The Bay. Big fans of junk bands from the 1970s, the crew’s music would be heavily influence by that era.
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One person that the crew is widely known for — and the most successful star to come out from them — is Tupac. The group is actually credited by many for launching the famed rapper’s career. One of Digital Underground’s most popular singles is 1990’s “The Humpty Dance,” which was featured on their debut album titled Sex Packets.
We aren’t aware of G’s cause of his death as of yet. He was reportedly 57 years old.
Take a look at Chopmaster’s IG post revealing his passing below. Rest in peace.
– April 23, 2021
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