Digital Underground MC Shock G has died.
Brooklyn-born musician, rapper and co-founder of hip-hop group Digital Underground, Shock G, real name Gregory Jacobs, has died aged 57. His father told TMZ that the rapper was found dead in a Florida hotel room on Thursday (22nd). No cause of death has been established at this time.
Born in 1963, Jacobs, also known as Humpty Hump, achieved chart success with Digital Underground on single ‘The Humpty Dance’, and worked alongside Death Row Records icon 2Pac on his breakthrough single “I Get Around”, and co-produced his ebut album ‘2Pacalypse Now’.
Jacobs’ solo and final LP, ‘Fear of a Mixed Planet’, was reissued as a bonus edition in 2008.
You can reads some of the tributes left to Shock G below.
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) April 23, 2021
RIP Shock G Humpty Hump pic.twitter.com/uJAz0Dr4mK
— BRAINFEEDER (@BRAINFEEDER) April 23, 2021
2Pac as his star was rising telling me about how Shock G, R.I.P.OWER made it happen for him on the track, “Same Song”. Too many gone way too soon. pic.twitter.com/rvDPI5Gj0D
— FAB 5 FREDDY (@FABNEWYORK) April 23, 2021
Next to Guy/Piece Of My Love/Dumb**+^^h debates….I think one of the arguments that used to frustrate me to no end in early 90s (Like flat earthers trine argue me down) were “is Shock G/Humpty the same cat?”
— B.R.O.theR. ?uestion (@questlove) April 23, 2021