Shock G, the Bay Area rapper-producer and co-founder of Digital Underground died Thursday, April, 22. The rap legend was found dead in a hotel room in Tampa. The cause of death is unclear but there were no signs of trauma. He was 57.
Digital Underground’s debut album, Sex Packets, was released in 1990 featuring “The Humpty Dance,” and “Doowutchylike,” The group is also famous for tracks like “Kiss You Back” and “Same Song” which featured a new 19 year old artist by the name of 2pac. It is considered to be his first published work.
Shock G also co-wrote LL Cool J’s 1991 hit “Mama Said Knock You Out” and co-produced 2Pac’s debut album 2Pacalypse Now, writing two of its tracks. The Digital Underground frontman co-wrote, co-produced and rapped on 2Pac’s first pop hit “I Get Around.” RIP Shock G