R.I.P. Digital Underground Rap Legend, Shock G, Dies At 57, His Father Speaks Out
We are heartbroken over this news, ILOSM family. Another one of our beloved rap legends has sadly taken his last breathe. Digital Underground’s lead rapper, Shock G, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
Shock G, who’s widely known for DU’s hit, “Humpty Hump,” was just 57 years young.
Here’s what has just been reported:
TMZ – [Shock G] was found dead Thursday in a hotel room in Tampa … according to his father, Edward Racker.
We’re told the cause of death is unclear but there were no signs of trauma. Shock’s father says authorities will conduct and autopsy.
May fans and loved one are now paying tributes to Shock G online, including his Digital Underground group member, who wrote the following heartfelt message:
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!!! #digitalunderground 😔
Shock G was also known to be extremely close with the late Tupac, who featured Shock G on his “I Get Around” video back in the day.
In addition to being in front of the camera, Shock G also produces songs for Dr. Dre, Prince and more.
We’ll update this story as new information is made public.