Shock G

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Gregory Edward Jacobs , known under the stage names Shock G and Humpty Hump (born August 25, 1963 in New York City , New York , † April 22, 2021 in Tampa , Florida ), was an American musician and rapper , who was particularly known as Lead singer of the rap group Digital Underground became known. He also produced Tupac Shakur's first single and co-produced his debut album.

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Jacobs spent most of his childhood and youth on the east coast until he moved to California (San Francisco Bay Area) in the mid-1980s. He left high school shortly before graduating in the late 1970s and went to college where he studied music.

In addition to his work with Digital Underground, Shock G had only moderate success as a solo artist. In 1993 he produced Tupac Shakur's breakthrough single, I Get Around , which went gold; he also made guest appearances on the music video. He also produced Tupac's So Many Tears from his album Me Against the World . Shock G also co-produced Tupac Shakur's debut album, 2Pacalypse Now . In 1994 he produced a remix of Prince's song Love Sign , which can be heard on his album Crystal Ball .

He died in a Tampa , Florida hotel on April 22, 2021, aged 57 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Gregory Jacobs. Retrieved November 6, 2020 .
  2. Erik Pedersen: Shock G Dies: Digital Underground's 'Humpty Dance' Rapper Who Also Produced Early 2Pac Records Was 57. In: , April 22, 2021. Accessed April 23, 2021.
  3. Shock-G. Retrieved November 6, 2020 .
  4. 2Pac - I Get Around (Official Music Video) - YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2020 .
  5. 2Pacalypse Now - 2Pac | Credits | AllMusic. Retrieved November 6, 2020 (American English).
  6. Digital Underground Leader Gregory Jacobs, aka Shock G / Humpty Hump, Dead at 57. In: April 22, 2021, accessed April 23, 2021 .