Digital Underground Rapper Shock G AKA Humpty Hump Dies at 57 Years Old

Digital Underground Rapper Shock G AKA Humpty Hump Dies at 57 Years Old

It’s been said that tragedies happen in threes. Within the Hip-Hop world, we’ve witnessed three within the past 2 weeks. After mourning the deaths of Earl Simmons, known to the world as DMX, Robert Ross, who was Bad Boy Records’ Black Rob, word has come out that Digital Underground’s Shock G, real name Gregory Jacobs, has passed away at the age of 57-years-old.

According to Billboard, Shock G, who was always known as Humpty Hump in the very successful single and video, “The Humpty Dance” was the lead vocalist of the West Coast late ’80s/early ’90s hip-hop collective Digital Underground. The group featured a young Tupac Shakur before he launched his own successful solo career before being gunned down on September 13, 1996.

An Instagram post from Digital Underground’s Jimi C. Dright Jr., who used the stage name, Chopmaster J, revealed the tragic news.

“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 😔”

His cause of death is unknown. Some Hip-Hop notables and other entertainers acknowledged him via their Twitter accounts.

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