Digital Underground’s Shock G Found Dead At Just 57-Years-Old
Some really sad news to share today. It’s being reported that Digital Underground’s Shock G has died at the age of 57.
The rap legend, responsible for ‘The Humpty Dance’, was found dead Thursday (April 22) inside his hotel room in Tampa. This news coming from 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 co-founded Digital Underground in Oakland, California in the late 1980s alongside Chopmaster J and Kenneth Water.
The rapper was known by many as his goofy alter ego Humpty Hump. The name refers to Digital Underground’s hit single The Humpty Dance,’ the music video for which stars a young Tupac Shakur.
Chopmaster J went on his Instagram account to pay tribute to his friend, writing…
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. And now he’s awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!
Shock was also known for his collaborations with 2Pac. He was featured on Pac’s 1993 track, I Get Around. He was also one of the producers on Tupac’s debut solo album.
Safe to say, he made his name known in the hip hop world and he’ll be remembered for a long time to come.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.