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Shock G aka Humpty Hump, Digital Underground Founder, Died Of A Drug Overdose



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Shock G, also known as MC Humpty Hump, a founder of the Digital Underground, passed away recently after an accidental overdose, according to examiners.


How did Shock G aka Humpty Hump die?

Humpty Hump (actual name: Gregory Jacobs) died after an accidental overdose of fentanyl, ethanol, and methamphetamine, according to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s office in Florida.

On May 1, he was laid to rest in Tampa, Florida.

Chopmaster J (aka James Dight), who co-founded the Underground with Humpty Hump (born Gregory Jacobs) in 1987, verified the information. “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, and now he’s awakened from the fame long live Shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!”

Shock G aka MC Humpty Hump Career

The Billboard 200 charted “The Humpty Dance” at No. 11, virtually matching its lyrical promise. “All the rappers in the Top 10, please allow me to bump thee.” It was 1990, the year M.C. Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” became a success, and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” became the first No. 1 rap record on the Billboard chart.

“The Humpty Dance” was also co-written by Shock G. Its video, which features an adolescent Shakur, was nominated for Best Rap Video at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards, but was defeated by “U Can’t Touch This.”

Sex Packets (1990), the group’s full-length Tommy Boy Records first album, was a smash, with songs including “The Humpty Dance” and “Doowutchylike,” which included Humpty Hump. P-Funk samples from Parliament, Funkadelic, and solo George Clinton were heavily featured on the platinum record, which charted in the pop Top 20.

This Is an EP Release, Digital Underground’s follow-up, and full-length Sons of the P, both went gold, although neither produced hit songs. The latter included the tune “Kiss You Back,” which charted at No. 13 on Billboard’s rap singles chart but only reached No. 40 in the mainstream Top 40. As the group’s fame waned, its subsequent albums charted lower.

From Beavis and Butthead, Hoop Dreams, and The Green Hornet to Sing, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and this year’s Coming 2 America, the group’s songs have appeared in a variety of movies and television series.

Humpty Hump was born in New York City on August 25, 1963, and traveled about as a youngster, finally settling in Tampa and then the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1987, Digital Underground will develop in Oakland.

Humpty Hump also co-wrote LL Cool J’s 1991 smash “Mama Said Knock You Out” and co-produced and co-wrote two tracks on 2Pac’s first album 2Pacalypse Now. On 2Pac’s first pop song, “I Get Around,” which reached No. 11 on the Billboard 200, the Digital Underground leader co-wrote, co-produced, and rapped.

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