Tupac’s close aide was found unresponsive on April 22 in a hotel room in Tampa, Fla.
The cause of death of rap pioneer Shock G has been determined.
Gregory Jacobs died from a combination of fentanyl, ethanol (alcohol) and methamphetamine, summarizing the initial case of the famous MC’s autopsy. According to a summary from the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s office, the manner of death was reported as accidental.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office told the medical examiner that Jacobs, 57, was found unresponsive on April 22 in a hotel room in Tampa, Fla. digital underground Jacobs’ death was confirmed to Granthshala News at the time.
As Shock G, Jacobs led Digital Underground, a hip-hop group with an ever-changing lineup that spawned legends such as Tupac Shakur, Chopmaster J and more.
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He formed the group in the late 1980s with Jimmy C. “Chopmaster J” Drite Jr. and Kenneth “Kenny-K” Waters. The group featured a new lineup with each album and tour.
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Shakur performed 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 solo album, “2Pacalyse Now”. Also, Shakur’s “I Get Around” stars Jacobs.
With Digital Underground, Jacobs was best known for his work on the song “The Humpty Dance”.
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“34 years ago until almost the day when we had a wild idea that we could be a hip hop band and take on the world through it, all the dream became a reality and reality became a nightmare for some, The composer wrote with a black- and white photo of him and his collaborator. “And now he’s woken up from the long live Shock G of fame aka Humpty Hump and Rest in Peace My Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!”
Granthshala News’ Nate Day contributed to this report