Roommates, we’re sending our deepest condolences to the family members of the legendary Shock G, who was a co-founder of the hip-hop group Digital Underground.
Details about his passing are unclear for the time being. According to TMZ, he was discovered deceased in a lodge room in Tampa, FL on Thursday. There have been no indicators of trauma. Shock G’s father mentioned an post-mortem is scheduled for Friday.
Social media has already began to fill with tributes to Shock G from different fellow rappers. Chopmaster J, who was one of the unique members of the group, confirmed Shock G’s passing on Instagram and mentioned, “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!!!”
Throughout his profession, Shock G performed a outstanding position within the improvement of different artists’ careers. Probably one of probably the most notable can be Tupac Shakur, who began off working with the group earlier than the launch of his legendary profession.
Some of the opposite members of hip-hop which have began to pay tribute embrace Pete Rock, Biz Markie, Talib Kweli, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Ice Cube, and plenty of others.
Shock G has now turn into the third loss that the hip-hop neighborhood has endured through the month of April. Earlier this month DMX handed away on the age of 50. Every week after, former Bad Boy artist Black Rob handed away on the age of 51.
We are maintaining Shock G’s family members lifted in prayer throughout this time.
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