Shock G, the frontman of rap group Digital Underground, died from an unintended overdose of fentanyl, methamphetamine and alcohol, Billboard reported Thursday.
The late rapper was final seen alive at a resort in Tampa, Florida, however was later discovered unresponsive on April 22 by the resort supervisor, who seemed in on the performer after he had missed his checkout time.
Shock G, born Gregory Jacobs, was pronounced dead on the hospital that day at age 57, however a rep for the Medical Examiner’s workplace stated the ultimate post-mortem hasn’t been accomplished but.
The Medical Examiner didn’t instantly return Page Six’s request for remark.
The rap group is finest recognized for the 1990 hit “The Humpty Dance,” which reached the highest of the Billboard rap singles chart. The iconic music video is rapped by Shock G’s fake-nosed alter-ego Humpty Hump.
Shock G began the eccentric Oakland group, which as soon as featured famed rapper Tupac Shakur, in 1987. Tupac made an look within the group’s “Same Song,” by which he rapped the ultimate verse.
The rapper’s dying was first confirmed by the group’s co-founder Chopmaster J in a post on Instagram.
“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,” Chopmaster J posted.
“And now he’s awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!”