Shock G, famous for Digital Underground’s hit song “The Humpty Dance” and his work with Tupac Shakur, is dead.
The rap icon whose real name is Gregory Jacobs, was found dead Thursday, April 22, in a hotel room in Tampa, his father, Edward Racker revealed.
The cause of death is unclear but there were no signs of trauma, TMZ reports.
Shock’s father says authorities will conduct an autopsy.
Shock G was the lead singer for the pioneering hip hop group Digital Underground. He gets into character as his alter ego, “Humpty Hump,” for the group’s famous 1989 song and dance.
Shock was also known for his collaboration with Tupac. He featured on Pac’s 1993 song “I Get Around” and he was one of the producers on Tupac’s 1991 debut solo album, “2Pacalypse Now.”
Shock G actually helped introduce Tupac to the music world. Tupac was a member of Digital Underground when he appeared on the group’s 1991 song and music video, “Same Song,” for his first published work.
In addition to his work with 2Pac, Shock G produced songs for Dr. Dre, Prince and KRS-One, just to name a few.