Digital Underground rapper Shock G dead from drug overdose

Digital Underground rapper Shock G dead from drug overdose

Shock G, the frontman of rap group Digital Underground, died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, methamphetamine and alcohol, Billboard reported Thursday.

The late rapper was last seen alive at a hotel in Tampa, Florida, but was later found unresponsive on April 22 by the hotel manager, who looked in on the performer after he had missed his checkout time.

Shock G, born Gregory Jacobs, was pronounced dead at the hospital that day at age 57, but a rep for the Medical Examiner’s office said the final autopsy hasn’t been completed yet.

The Medical Examiner didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

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


Shock G started the eccentric Oakland group, which once featured famed rapper Tupac Shakur, in 1987. Tupac made an appearance in the group’s “Same Song,” in which he rapped the final verse.

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

rap group Digital Underground
Shock G was known for his Humpty Hump persona.

“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,” Chopmaster J posted.

“And now he’s awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!”


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