Thursday, April 22, the world learned that Gregory Jacob, also know as Hip-Hop legend ‘Shock G,’ passed away at the age of 57. This incident follows the passing of hip-hop heavyweights Black Rob and DMX, who died weeks apart from each other. Co-founder of Digital Underground Chopmaster J confirmed the news.
Shock G is a legend in the hip-hop community, he was also known for his skills on the keyboard. Shock G created a timeless mark with “The Humpty Dance,” and introduced rap icon 2Pac Shakur to the world.
The legendary rapper picked up the gift of rhyme and rhythm while in Queens, NY; eventually heading to the west coast, Shock G formed Digital Underground along with Copmaster J and the late Kenneth Waters (Kenny-K). Humpty Hump went on to produce songs for Dr. Dre, Prince, and KRS-One.
TMZ reports that Shock G was found in his Florida hotel and the cause of death is still being determined; his father Edward Racker was the person who found him. Sending positive thoughts and deep condolences to Gregory Jacob’s family, more details will be posted as the story unfolds.