Digital Underground’s Shock G’s Cause Of Death Revealed By Medical Examiner

Digital Underground's Shock G's Cause Of Death Revealed By Medical Examiner
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The hip-hop community mourned the sudden loss of the pioneering artist, rapper, and producer Shock G back in April, and while details surrounding his passing were not determined, the cause of his death has been revealed.

According to TMZ’s recent report, the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner determined the late 56-year-old rapper died from an overdose of fentanyl, alcohol, and methamphetamine. Back on April 22, the Digital Underground pioneer was found unresponsive by a hotel manager at a Tampa hotel, but was last seen the day before. After missing his initial check-out time, the hotel manager went to check on Shock and that is when he discovered Shock and called 911.


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There is no doubt his passing took us all by sudden surprise as just a few weeks prior the hip-hop community lost the great DMX and Black Rob. Shock’s passing was confirmed by Digital Underground’s co-founder Chopmaster J in an Instagram post, stating, “34 years ago almost to the day we had a wild idea: We can be a hip hop band and take on the world. “Long live Shock G, aka Humpty Hump. And Rest In Peace my Brotha, Greg Jacobs!” Shock G’s funeral was later held on May 1st.

May Shock’s impact continue to influence and live with us forever.