The front man of the hip hop group Digital Underground Shock G passes
The lead hip hopper and creator of the group Digital Underground, Shock G whose real name is Gregory Jacobs died at the age of 57. The exact cause of death is still currently unknown at this moment. According to reports from TMZ, Shock died in an hotel room in Tampa.
Shock G started the group along with Jimi “Chopmaster J” Dright and Kenneth “Kenny-K” Waters in the late 1980s. The group widely influenced by such acts as the Parliament-Funkadelic. Also, known for starting the career of the legendary artist Tupac Shakur.
Several notable songs from the group are, “Doowutchyalike“, “Humpty Hump” which brought the band popularity. The group continued to tour every year until the year of 2008. Although the group had ties to California. Jacobs traveled back and forth between New York and Tampa, Florida.
Albums from Digital Underground
The debut album, The Sex Packets, came out in the Spring of 1990 follows the success of their two singles, “Doowutchyalike,” and “Humpty Hump,” performed by Shock G. That album peaked at #8 on the R&B charts. The group had five other studio albums, including, “Sons of the P,” which topped at #23. The Body-Hat Syndrome in 1993, Future Rhythm in 1996, Who Got the Gravy release in 1998, and Cuz a D.U. Party Don’t Stop! is the groups final album to release in 2008.