Digital Underground co-founder and rapper Shock G has sadly passed away at the age of 57, his fellow crew mate and friend Chopmaster J announced on social media on Thursday (April 22).
In an Instagram post that had a black-and-white photo of the two of them, J said: “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 closed: “And now he’s awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!”
Once this IG post was seen by fans, news spread like wildfire across the internet that Shock G was no longer with us in the physical form. At the time of this report, we aren’t yet aware of the recording artist’s cause of death. Nevertheless, countless fans quickly took to their own social media accounts to remember the fallen star.
From fellow celebrities to everyday people who loved what G contributed to the game, no one was shy about honoring him. Sports journalist Jemele Hill tweeted, “DAMN. Just read the news about Shock G. In the span of a few weeks, we’ve lost DMX, Black Rob and now Shock G. This is crazy. RIP Shock G,” while comedian and actor Marlon Waylons said, “No man, not Shock G... damn. A genuinely good dude. Bro, huh PAC for me. Hope y’all sipping’ and smoking on something they only grow in heaven.”
Even Tupac’s official Twitter account tweeted: “I look back [on my times with Shock G] with the greatest fondness. Those were like some of the best times of my life...RIP Shock G.”
Take a look at the many reactions to Shock G’s passing below. May he rest in peace.
“I look back [on my times with Shock G] with the greatest fondness. Those were like some of the best times of my life...”— 2PAC (@2PAC) April 23, 2021
RIP Shock G pic.twitter.com/7QxckaJMM2
Please understand that Shock G was so much more than a character. He was a musical genius!!! I wish he got a chance to do something like drink champs. He was a serious musician. Played instruments, changed a sound, introduced 2Pac!!!! So underrated!!— Young Guru (@Young_Guru) April 23, 2021
Shock G was such a huge talent AND personality. To pull off the whole Humpty persona.....then, producing ALLLL of Digital Underground’s hits (Humpty dance, Same ole song, Freaks of the industry) AND Pac “I get around” and “So many tears.” And he could play keys for real.— DJ R-Tistic (@DJRTistic) April 23, 2021
Rest In Peace Shock G. Also known as Humpty Hump. Also known as the frontman of the legendary group Digital Underground. Brought the world 2Pac, and produced his hits “I Get Around,” “So Many Tears” and many more. Pivotal artist & producer. Thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/Ua2Nq4vY3z— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) April 23, 2021
DMX was 50— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 23, 2021
Black Rob was 52
Shock G was 57
RIP Shock G, psychedelic rap pioneer, one of the 1st & best to translate funk into hip-hop. A high concept genius, who discovered 2Pac & invented sex packets. Our Groucho Mark: raunchy, hilarious & weird. Burger King bathrooms would never be the same. Humpty Hump lives forever pic.twitter.com/F3rJtlDdh2— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) April 23, 2021
Shock G on the Tupac - Biggie comparisons. 100% spot on. You can't really put it much better than this.— ➐ (@HoodieLBJ) April 23, 2021
Man, 2021 got Shock G too... pic.twitter.com/BzSZCL9Hr2— Wiffy Mountbatten (@wyntermitchell) April 23, 2021