Digital Underground Rapper Shock G Dead At 57

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Shock G, a member of the alternative underground group called Digital Underground, has died at the age of 57.

He moved to California and started Digital Underground with Chopmaster J, eventually being signed to Tommy Boy Records.

The group’s first album “Sex Packets” had several underground hits before the breakout “Humpty Dance,”

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He was best known for the 1990 hit “The Humpty Dance,” which reached the top of the Billboard rap singles chart. The iconic video was rapped by Shock G’s fake nosed alter-ego Humpty Hump.

Shock G recorded with artists like George Clinton, Prince, Dr. Dre, and KRS-One in the ’90s and 2000’s, and continued to tour with Digital Underground and record his own music.

The rapper’s death was confirmed by the group’s co-founder Chopmaster J in a post on InstagramThursday.

“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!!!” Chopmaster J posted.


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