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Shock G, Digital Underground and ‘Humpty Hump’ rapper, dead at 57

His Digital Underground groupmate Chopmaster J. posted the information Thursday night time to 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!!!”

The rapper was discovered dead Thursday in a lodge room in Tampa, Florida, in response to a report by The New York Times.

Fellow artists took to social media to precise their shock and unhappiness over the information.

Rapper Ice Cube wrote, “RIP Shock-G/Humpty Hump. I remember when NWA’s road manager Atron said he had a group called Digital Underground. He played 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.”

Viola Davis wrote: “RIP Shock G. Thanks for the joy you gave me. Rest well.”

Digital Underground had a string of hits within the early Nineteen Nineties, together with “The Humpty Dance” and “Doowutchyalike.”

Leslie Jones wrote: “Damn another gone!! 57 is not old damnit!! We was just dancing to his song!! RIP SHOCK G!!”

The group additionally launched the world to rapper Tupac Shakur, letting him rap on “Same Song.”

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