Shock G

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Shock G
Shock G in 2006
Shock G in 2006
Background information
Birth nameGregory Jacobs[1]
Also known as
  • Humpty Hump
  • Piano Man
  • Rackadelic
  • MC Blowfish
  • Gregory Racker
  • Icey Mike
  • Peanut Hakeem
Born(1963-08-25)August 25, 1963
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 22, 2021(2021-04-22) (aged 57)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Recording artist
  • record producer
  • entertainer
  • cartoonist
Instruments
  • Piano
  • keyboards
Years active1987–2021
Labels
Associated acts

Gregory Edward Jacobs (August 25, 1963 – April 22, 2021), known professionally as Shock G (and his alter ego Humpty Hump), is an American rapper, best known as the lead vocalist of the hip hop group Digital Underground. He is responsible for Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance," 2Pac's breakthrough single "I Get Around," and co-producer of 2Pac's debut album 2Pacalypse Now.

On April 22, 2021, Shock G was found dead in a Tampa, Florida, hotel room. No evidence of foul play was found.[2][3][4]

On June 10, 2021, the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner announced that Shock G died from an accidental drug overdose.[5]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

  • Fear of a Mixed Planet (2004)

Production discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

  • 1990 Sex Packets, Digital Underground
  • 1991 This Is an EP Release, Digital Underground (EP)
  • 1991 Sons of the P, Digital Underground
  • 1993 The Body Hat Syndrome, Digital Underground
  • 1996 Future Rhythm, Digital Underground
  • 1998 Who Got the Gravy, Digital Underground
  • 1999 Lost Files, Digital Underground
  • 2004 Fear of a Mixed Planet, Shock-G

Songs[change | change source]

  • 1987 "Your Life's a Cartoon", Digital Underground
  • 1988 "Underwater Rimes", Digital Underground
  • 1989 "Doowutchyalike", Digital Underground
  • 1990 "Don't Funk wid the Mo" (remix), Monie Love
  • 1990 "What I Won't Do for Love", 2Pac, Schmoovy-Schmoov
  • 1990 "What I Won't Do for Love (Shock-G Remix)", 2Pac, Digital Underground
  • 1991 "Rockin to the PM", Raw Fusion
  • 1991 "Rebel of the Underground", 2Pac
  • 1991 "Words of Wisdom", 2Pac
  • 1991 "Revenge of the Lunatic", 2Pac, Money-B
  • 1991 "Tellin' Time (Mike's Rap)", Dr. Dre, Michael Concepcion
  • 1993 "I Get Around", 2Pac, Digital Underground
  • 1993 "Get Away (remix)", Bobby Brown
  • 1993 "Top of the World", Kenya Gruv (co-producer)
  • 1994 "Dirty Drawls", Raw Fusion
  • 1994 "Do Your Homework", Raw Fusion
  • 1995 "Fuck the World", 2Pac, Shock-G
  • 1995 "So Many Tears", 2Pac
  • 1995 "Broke Hos", Luniz
  • 1995 "5150", Luniz
  • 1995 "No Brothas Allowed", No Face
  • 1995 "Smashin' Fruit", No Face
  • 1995 "Nothing Has Changed", No Face feat. Digital Underground
  • 1996 "We Got More", Shock-G feat Luniz
  • 1995 "Don't Ring My Bell", Luniz
  • 1996 "People Over the Stairs", Shock-G
  • 1996 "Gloomy Sunday", Mystic
  • 1997 "True Playas", Whoridas
  • 1997 "Come N' Bounce", Shay
  • 1997 "Cause I Had To", 2Pac & P-90
  • 1998 "Broad Minded", Saafir
  • 1998 "Sendin' U a Signal", Saafir
  • 1998 "Love Sign", Prince
  • 1999 "Crawl Before You Ball", Saafir
  • 1999 "Liquid Ho Magnet", Saafir
  • 1999 "Running Man", Saafir
  • 2000 "Do What Ya Want", Rhythm & Green
  • 2000 "Let the Beat Breathe", Esinchill
  • 2001 "Chassy", Mac Mall
  • 2001 "Intro", Mystic (album intro)
  • 2002 "Risky Business", Murs
  • 2004 "Smilin' Faces", KRS-One

Guest appearances[change | change source]

  • 1990 "We're All in the Same Gang", Westcoast Allstars, (song & video)
  • 1990 "Time for Peace", Davey-D feat D.U., Paris, Tech & Sway, (song)
  • 1991 "Trapped", 2Pac, (song & video)
  • 1991 "Throw Your Hands in the Air", Raw Fusion, (video)
  • 1991 "Funkintoyoear", Raw Fusion, (song)
  • 1992 "Money", Gold Money, (song & video)
  • 1993 "I Get Around", 2Pac feat. Digital Underground, (song & video)
  • 1993 "Rhythm & Rhyme", George Clinton, (song)
  • 1993 "Paint the White House Black", George Clinton, Ice Cube, Kam, Yo-Yo, Dr. Dre, Public Enemy, Pupa Curly, (song & video)
  • 1994 "Freaky Note", Raw Fusion, (song & video)
  • 1995 "I Got 5 on it" (remix), Luniz, (song & video)
  • 1995 "Funk Session", Too Short, (song)
  • 1995 "So Many Tears", ""2Pac, (song)
  • 1995 "Fuck the World", 2Pac, (song)
  • 1996 "Knee Deep (Midnight Mix)", George Clinton, (song)
  • 1999 "Glayz Donutt Face", C-Funk, (song)
  • 1999 "Miss Bartender", Money-B, (song)
  • 1999 "Do What You Want to Do", Vitamin C, (song)
  • 2000 "No DNA", Clee & Drank-a-Lot, (song)
  • 2002 "Wuz Crackulatin'," 2wice, (song)
  • 2002 "Risky Business", Murs, (song & video)
  • 2003 "Way of Life", Stylophonic, (song)
  • 2004 "Hurry Up Run", Shock-G, (song)
  • 2004 "Snake and the Apple", Stucky, (song)
  • 2004 "At the Next Show", Sir Mix-a-lot, (song)
  • 2005 "Career Finders", Perceptionists, (song)
  • 2005 "Say What You Say", Soma Rasa, (song)
  • 2005 "And 2morrow", various artists, (song)
  • 2005 "California Girls Dipped in Chocolate", Slapbak, (song)
  • 2005 "Freaky Pumps", Fat Lip, (song)
  • 2005 "City to City", Straw, (song)
  • 2005 "Love Letters", 2Pac, Rappin' 4-Tay, Assassin, (song)
  • 2006 "The Wizard", Mr. Rakafela, (song)
  • 2006 "If You're True", InershA, (song)
  • 2006 "Pain and Misery (remix)", InershA, (song)
  • 2006 "Shock-G Interlude", 2Pac (song)
  • 2007 "Shock-G's Outro/Hidden Track", Ássassin, Ray Luv, 2Pac
  • 2007 "California Dreamin", San Quinn, Assassin, (song)
  • 2007 "Plainfield", Bernie Worrell, (song)
  • 2007 "Smack Dat Ass", Ditch, (song)
  • 2008 ..Cuz a D.U. Party Don't Stop!, Digital Underground, (album)
  • 2008 "Crazy", Maddie Lauer, (song & video)
  • 2008 "Light of Love feat. Lady Alma", Yameen (song, as keyboardist)
  • 2009 "Cherry Flava'd Election", Shock G, (song)
  • 2010 The Greenlight EP, Digital Underground, (album)
  • 2012 Cuttynclean JC - "Above the Tip Tops" (album- Shade of Purp) CO cuttyncleanrecords type on SoundCloud
  • 2014 Cuttynclean JC - "Shock G interlude" (album - Shade of Purp) co cuttyncleanrecords
  • 2015 "The Mini", Angelo Knox (song)
  • 2017 Cuttynclean JC - "Diamonds" feat. Asap Lotto (unreleased)
  • 2018 "Heem", Undaflow feat. Shock G and Big Sharp
  • 2019 Cuttynclean JC - "Keep It PI" feat Mistah fab and Moe Green

Digital Underground videos[change | change source]

  • "Doowutchyalike" (1989)
  • "The Humpty Dance" (1989)
  • "Doowutchyalike" (video remix) (1990)
  • "Same Song" (1991)
  • "Kiss You Back" (1991)
  • "No Nose Job" (1992)
  • "Return of the Crazy One" (1993)
  • "Wussup Wit the Luv" (1994)
  • "Oregano Flow" (1996)
  • "Walk Real Kool" (1996)
  • "Wind Me Up" (1998)

Featured guest video appearances[change | change source]

  • "We're All in the Same Gang" (1990) Westcoast All-Stars
  • "Throw Your Hands in the Air" (1991) Raw Fusion
  • "Trapped" (1991) 2Pac
  • "Money" (1992) Gold Money
  • "Close the Crackhouse" (1992) X-Clan
  • "I Get Around" (1993) 2Pac featuring Digital Underground
  • "No Brothas Allowed" (1994) No Face
  • "I Got 5 on it Remix" (1995) Luniz
  • "Temptations" (1995) 2Pac
  • "Risky Business" (2003) Murs
  • "Hit the Streets" (2003) Element
  • "City to City" (2005) Straw the Vegas Don
  • "Crazy" (2008) Maddie Lauer

DVDs[change | change source]

  • Thug Angel: The Life of an Outlaw (2000)
  • Tupac: Resurrection (2003)
  • Digital Underground: Raw and Uncut (2004)
  • Parliament/Funkadelic; One Nation Under a Groove (2005)

References[change | change source]

  1. Martin, Jeremy (September 7, 2011). "Legend Shock G talks pianos, hip-hop and Tupac Shakur". MLive.com. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  2. "Rapper Shock G of Digital Underground Dies at 57". WBLS. April 22, 2021.
  3. Newman, Althea; Legaspi, Althea; Newman, Jason (2021-04-23). "Digital Underground's Shock G Dead at 57". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  4. Garvey, Marianne. "Shock G, Digital Underground frontman, dead at 57". CNN. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  5. "Digital Underground's Shock G Died of Accidental Drug Overdose". TMZ. Retrieved 10 June 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]