Gregory Jacobs, better known as Shock G, famous for Digital Underground’s smash hit “The Humpty Dance” and his work with 2pac is dead. The rapper and producer was found dead Thursday (April 22nd, 2021) in a hotel room in Tampa, FL, according to his father Edward Racker.

According to TMZ, the cause of death is unclear, but there were no signs of trauma. Shock’s father said authorities will be conducting an autopsy. Shock G was the front-man of the pioneering hip-hop group Digital Underground. His alter ego was “Humpty Hump.” Shock was also known for his collaborations with 2Pac. He spits a verse on the 1993 song “I Get Around” and he also has producer credits on 2pac’s 1991 solo album 2Pacalypse Now.

Shock G helped introduce 2Pac to the rap game, as Pac was a member of Digital Underground. 2Pac appeared on the group’s 1991 song and music video “Same Song.” This was Pac’s first published work.

Shock G was born in Brooklyn, raised in Tampa, but later settled in Oakland, CA. In the late 1980s he formed Digital Underground with Chopmaster J and Kenneth Water. In addition to his work with 2pac, Shock G produced songs for Dr. Dre, Prince, and KRS-One amongst others. The Urban Buzz sends our heartfelt condolences to Shock G’s family. Rest in Power.

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