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Hip-Hop Loses Another Legend As Shock G Has Died At 57

Shock G of Digital Underground, has died at age 57.

Chopmaster J, posted on 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!!!”

Shock G was found dead in a hotel room in Tampa and no cause of death was revealed, but authorities will conduct an autopsy.

Digital Underground first hit the scene in the late ’80s, with their psychedelic, P-Funk-inspired party jams. Led by Shock G and his outrageous alter ego Humpty Hump, turned Digital Underground into MTV superstars.

In 1989 the group signed to Tommy Boy Records and scored a hit with “Doowutchyalike,” despite getting almost no radio airplay. The single appeared on the 1990 debut album, Sex Packets, which released the massive hit "The Humpty Dance" that established them as platinum-selling sensations.

The group made up of Money-B and Chopmaster J would add roadie and dancer Tupac Shakur into the fold and release the follow up EP "This Is an EP Release" which featured Pac's debut with "Same Song" that was featured in the Dan Aykroyd film "Nothing But Trouble"

The group's second album "Sons of The P" would score the hit "Kiss You Back"

As a producer Shock made a name producing Tupac's "2Pacalypse Now"as well as including work for Bobby Brown, Dr. Dre, KRS-One, Monie Love, Murs, Prince, and Sir Mix-a-Lot.

“peace, and Humptiness, forever.”

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