Digital Underground Leader Shock G's Cause of Death Revealed
Published Jun 10, 2021Following the tragic death of Shock G in April, we now know how the Digital Underground leader and 2Pac collaborator died.
According to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner, the hip-hop hero died in a Tampa hotel room due to an accidental overdose. A representative for the medical examiner confirmed to TMZ that Shock G — born Gregory Jacobs — had taken a fatal mix of fentanyl, methamphetamine and alcohol.
As previously reported, Shock G was found dead in his hotel room on April 22, though his cause of death was not known at the time.
Shock G co-founded Digital Underground alongside Chopmaster J and Kenneth "Kenny-K" Waters in 1987 and found mainstream success with their 1990 album Sex Packets. Primarily, this came thanks to the group's classic hip-hop track "The Humpty Dance."
The late Shock G was also known for helping launch the career of a young Tupac Shakur, who made his recorded debut on Digital Underground's 1991 track "Same Song." Shock G went on to co-produce 2Pac's debut album 2Pacalypse Now, as well as Tupac's 1993 breakthrough single "I Get Around," which also featured the Digital Underground leader.
Among Shock G's other many other collaborators over the years were the likes of Prince, Dr. Dre, Murs and KRS-One.