Shock G, Digital Underground and ‘Humpty Hump’ rapper, dead at 57
His Digital Underground groupmate Chopmaster J. published the news Thursday night to Instagram: “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!!!”
The Hillsborough Medical Inspector, situated in Tampa, FL., informed CNN Friday that Jacobs’ body remained in their care which he had actually passed away Thursday.
The Hillsborough Constable’s Workplace would not discuss the surrounding occasions or place of Jacobs’ death and stated they are examining whether there was nasty play.
Fellow artists required to social networks to reveal their shock and unhappiness over the news.
Rap artist Ice composed, “RIP Shock-G/Humpty Hump. I remember when NWA’s road manager Atron said he had a group called Digital Underground. He played DOWHATCHALIKE video & I went crazy. I had to sample DU on JACKIN FOR BEATS and WHO’S THE MACK. And nobody had a better stage show. A true Bay Area original.”
Viola Davis composed: “RIP Shock G. Thanks for the joy you gave me. Rest well.”
Digital Underground had a string of hits in the early 1990s, consisting of “The Humpty Dance” and “Doowutchyalike.”
Leslie Jones composed: “Damn another gone!! 57 is not old damnit!! We was just dancing to his song!! RIP SHOCK G!!”
The group likewise presented the world to rap artist Tupac Shakur, letting him rap on “Same Song.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.