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Digital Underground rapper Shock G’s cause of death revealed



Rap-pioneer Shock G’s cause of death has been determined.

Gregory Jacobs died of a combination of fentanyl, ethanol (alcohol) and methamphetamine, an initial case study of the legendary emcee’s autopsy revealed. According to the summary of the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s office, the death was determined inadvertently.

Jacobs, 57, was found unresponsive on April 22 in a hotel room in Tampa, Fla., The Sheriff’s Office in Hillsborough County reported to the doctor. Digital Underground confirmed Jacobs’ death to Fox News at the time.

Like Shock G, Jacobs led the Digital Underground, a hip-hop group with a constantly changing lineup that gave rise to legends like Tupac Shakur, Chopmaster J and more.

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Shock G, a close Tupac partner, was not responded to on April 22 in a hotel room in Tampa, Fla.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez / WireImage)

Shock G, a close Tupac partner, was not responded to on April 22 in a hotel room in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Johnny Nunez / WireImage)

He formed the group with Jimi C. “Chopmaster J” Dright Jr. and Kenneth “Kenny-K” Waters in the late 1980s. The group featured a new lineup with each album and tour.

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Shakur appeared on Digital Underground’s 1991 song “Same Song” and appeared in the music video.

Jacobs and Shakur remained close collaborators, and Jacobs reportedly helped produce Shakur’s debut album, “2Pacalyse Now.” In addition, Shakur’s “I Get Around” features Jacobs.

Gregory 'Shock G' Jacobs of Digital Underground died of an accidental overdose on April 22, 2021, a preliminary case summary from the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner revealed.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III / Getty Images)

Gregory ‘Shock G’ Jacobs of Digital Underground died of an accidental overdose on April 22, 2021, a preliminary case summary from the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner revealed. (Photo by Earl Gibson III / Getty Images)

With Digital Underground, Jacobs was best known for his work on the song “The Humpty Dance.”

Dright shared a recall photo of himself and Jacobs on Instagram at the time to pay tribute to his friend.

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“34 years ago, almost to the day we had a wild idea, we could be a hip-hop band and take the world through it, the whole dream became a reality and reality became a nightmare for some,” the musician wrote along with a black – a white picture of himself and his collaborator. “And now he is awakened by the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs !!!”

Fox News’ Nate Day contributed to this report




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