According to an Instagram post by a member of Digital Underground co-founder Chopmaster J. His father, Edward Racker, confirmed the news to TMZ that – “Shock G of hip-hop club Digital Underground has passed away at 57.”
How Was Shock G?
Shock G was born in Gregory Jacobs in Brooklyn & found success in the hip-hop world after relocating to Oakland and building Digital Underground in 1987. As the group leader that starred dozens of rappers and producers, including Money-B, 2Pac, DJ Fuze, and Stretch, he grew as an influential figure within California’s thriving rap scene during the late ’80s and early ’90s.
Shock G’s death news came immediately after the tragic loss of DMX and Black Rob. Currently, no cause of death has been reported. Shock G will forever be remembered for his influential hit single “The Humpty Dance,” which produced his change ego Humpty Hump.
Also, G was instrumental in helping Tupac Shakur with his career as well. He produced Pac’s hit singles “So Many Tears” and “I Get Around.” Shock G even worked with a few other artists, including Dr. Dre, Monie Love, KRS-One, and many more.
Additionally, a two-decade career with Digital Underground and dozens of composition credits for artists like Dr. Dre and KRS-One, Shock G’s solo discography includes 2004’s Fear of a Mixed Planet and many singles features with everyone from George Clinton to Ice Cube. Known for his talent to create various influential personalities, characters, and monikers for his work, Jacobs was directed at remodeling the world around him through his music.
“I am trying to change the world with art,” G stated XXL in a 1998 interview. “I ain’t trying to get rich. I even still have the same car I bought when we put out that original album.”
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