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Rapper Shock G’s Cause of Death Revealed as Accidental Overdose


According to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner, founder of legendary Hip Hop band Digital Underground, Shock G’s cause of death has been revealed months after his tragic death.

The Digital Underground rapper died in April from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, ethanol, and methamphetamine.

We broke the story; Shock G was found unresponsive in his Tampa, Florida hotel room on April 22, and there were no outward signs of trauma.

Shock G's cause of death Finally uncovered two months after Digital Underground rap star's tragic death
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The hotel manager, who was the last person to see the rapper, explained that Shock G was walking around outside the building the day before he died. According to his reports, he became concerned when the rapper missed his check-out time and went to his hotel room to investigate.

It was there that the manager found Shock G unresponsive in bed on April 22 and immediately called the police.

The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner reported that  Shock was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:20 PM EST. Digital Underground and the rapper’s family held a funeral service in his honor on May 1.

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Shock G’s Cause of Death Relates to Overdose

Shock G’s cause of death Finally uncovered two months after Digital Underground rap star’s tragic death. He died from an overdose of fentanyl, alcohol, and methamphetamine.

Last month was too tragic for Rap fans since Rap world lost DMX and Black Rob. Now Shock G’s death cause is another tragedy for many fans.

It is really a difficult time for the rapper’s family and fans. His sudden death has brought so many tears to many fans, but he will forever be remembered in our hearts for his original “Humpty Hump” persona and the epic “Humpty Dance.”

Rapper Shock G's Cause of Death Revealed as Accidental Overdose
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When news of Shock G’s death broke, many of his collaborators and fans mourned his loss and took to social media to pay touching tributes to the Digital Underground legend.

 One of his Digital Underground co-founders reacted to the sad news in an Instagram post, “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.”

“Now he’s awaken [sic] from the fame, long live Shock G Aka Humpty Hump. Rest In Peace, my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!” he added.

The operators of Tupac’s official Twitter account wrote, “I look back [on my times with Shock G] with the greatest fondness. Those were like some of the best times of my life…RIP Shock G.”

Fist Fight rapper Ice Cube tweeted, “RIP Shock-G/Humpty Hump. I remember when NWA’s road manager Atron said he had a group called Digital Underground. “

“He played DOWHATCHALIKE video & I went crazy. I had to sample DU on JACKIN FOR BEATS and WHO’S THE MACK. And nobody had a better stage show—a true Bay Area original,” the rapper wrote.

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Shock G’s Net Worth, Personal Life, Funeral

Shock G, whose real name was Gregory Edward Jacobs, was born on August 25, 1963, in New York City. He and his family moved around the East Coast and eventually settling in Tampa, Florida.

Rapper Shock G's Cause of Death Revealed as Accidental Overdose
Image Source: Tampa Bay Times

The rapper, who was the lead vocalist of the hip hop group Digital Underground, formed the band with DJ Kenny K (Kenneth Waters) and drummer Chopmaster J (Jimi Dright Jr). 

Many fans want to know a little more about Shock G’s personal life and children. Did he have a wife? Or children? Here’s what we know. As far as we know, the rapper never had a wife and any children.

The 57-year-old star who was best known for creating the Humpty Dance had a net worth of $500 thousand at the time of his death.

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