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Digital Underground MC Shock G dies, aged 57

He co-founded the DU group back in the '90s

Digital Underground MC Shock G has died. 

Brooklyn-born musician, rapper and co-founder of hip-hop group Digital Underground, Shock G, real name Gregory Jacobs, has died aged 57. His father told TMZ that the rapper was found dead in a Florida hotel room on Thursday (22nd). No cause of death has been established at this time. 

Born in 1963, Jacobs, also known as Humpty Hump, achieved chart success with Digital Underground on single 'The Humpty Dance', and worked alongside Death Row Records icon 2Pac on his breakthrough single "I Get Around", and co-produced his ebut album '2Pacalypse Now'. 

Jacobs' solo and final LP, 'Fear of a Mixed Planet', was reissued as a bonus edition in 2008. 

You can reads some of the tributes left to Shock G below.