Digital Underground’s Shock G Dead at 57

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Digital Underground’s Shock G Dead at 57

The rapper was found in his hotel room in Tampa

Shock G (Gregory Jacobs), the frontman of Digital Underground has passed away.

Credit Complex
Credit Complex

Jacob’s father Edward Racker found his son in his hotel room in Tampa Florida. The cause of death has yet to be determined but an autopsy is currently being conducted.

Shock would start Digital Underground with Chopmaster J and the late Kenny K in California way back in 1987.

In 1990, Digital Underground would release their debut album Sex Packets. The song “The Humpty Dance” was a massive hit (still a banger) and would reach No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Shock G was partially responsible for bringing Tupac into the music world. Digital Underground’s “Same Song” featured the iconic rapper.

Shock and Tupac would also work together in Pac’s 1993 song “I Get Around”. Shock would also act as one of the producers of Tupac’s 1991 debut album, “2pacalypse Now”.

Chopmaster J would post the following Instagram tribute to his friend:

"34 years ago almost to the day we had a wild idea we can be a hip hop band and take on the world," he wrote, "through it all the dream became a reality and the reality became a nightmare for some. 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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