Shock G aka Gregory Jacob, the American Rapper and the Vocalist at hip hop group Digital Underground died at 57 on Thursday, April 22nd. The cause for the death is still not known. Recently, we lost hip hop community legends DMX on April 9, 2021, and Black Rob on April 17, 2021. Shock G’s death news was announced by Chopmaster J, who is co-founded the Digital Underground group. Chopmaster wrote: “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 awakens from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!! #digitalunderground.”
Shock G’s Fans, Friends, and Family paid tribute on social media. The Musician Bootsy Collins tweeted “Oh No, Not Shock G (and his alter ego Humpty Hump). He helped keep P Funk Alive! He is responsible for Digital Underground’s “The Humpty Dance”, 2Pac’s breakthrough single “I Get Around”, and co-producer of 2Pac’s debut album 2Pacalypse Now. Prayers to family & friends.” The American actor and filmmaker Ice Cube tweeted “RIP Shock-G/Humpty Hump. I remember when NWA’s road manager Atron said he had a group called Digital Underground. He played the 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.” Otto Von Biz Markie wrote “RIP Shock G, psychedelic rap pioneer, one of the 1st & best to translate funk into hip-hop. A high concept genius, who discovered 2Pac & invented sex packets. Our Groucho Mark: raunchy, hilarious & weird. Burger King bathrooms would never be the same. Humpty Hump lives forever” One fan wrote “One of my favorite Shock G lines has always been, “I’m Shock G, the one who put the satin on your panties… “Musician Wendy Day wrote, “Shock G. Damn. What a month. DMX, Black Rob, and Shock G. And it’s only the 22nd… RIP Shock. You were cooler than cool.”. “This. Really. Sucks. I LOVED ‘Digital Underground’ growing up. One of my favorite artists. They were so much more than just ‘The Humpty Dance. ‘Sex Packets’ through ‘Who Got The Gravy’ were all great albums. God Speed, Shock G,” another added.
What was Shock G’s Net worth?
The estimated Net Worth of Shock G is around $3 Million USD.
Who is Shock G Girlfriend?
Shock G had kept his love life in private and his girlfriend’s information is not disclosed anywhere on the internet.
How old was Shock G?
Shock G was born on August 25, 1963, and from Brooklyn, New York, NY, he was 57 years old as of 2021. His legal name is Gregory Jacob. There is no much information regarding his parents. However, his parents got divorced, in an interview, he said “Daddy from the Burbs, Mommy from the Hood – growing up I wasn’t sure if I’m supposed to speak well or dance good. But that’s how it was. The majority of my years were spent with my mom and dad at home, but they divorced when I was about twelve years old. Up until twelve, I had a pretty normal, American phase, with a little back and forth,” She always said, “I don’t like him going to the school where there aren’t other black kids; he’s not going to that school.” She made sure I went to mixed schools, even when we were in a neighborhood where I would have gone to a predominantly white school,” he added. “My mother wasn’t the type of person to let us be middle class.
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