MORE SAD NEWS to report! Shock G of the ICONIC group, Digital Underground has passed away at the age of 57!!
Digital Underground co-founder Chopmaster J revealed that his crew member and fellow co-founder Shock G has passed away.
Posting a throwback black-and-white photo of the two, J captioned it: “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.”
He continued: “And now he’s awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!”
In 1987, Shock G founded Digital Underground with Chopmaster J, real name Jimi Dright; and Kenny-K, real name Kenneth Waters in The Bay. Big fans of junk bands from the 1970s, the crew’s music would be heavily influence by that era.
One person that the crew is widely known for — and the most successful star to come out from them — is Tupac. The group is actually credited by many for launching the famed rapper’s career. One of Digital Underground’s most popular singles is 1990’s “The Humpty Dance,” which was featured on their debut album titled Sex Packets.