The cause of death of rap pioneer Shock G has been determined.
Gregory Jacobs died from a combination of fentanyl, ethanol (alcohol) and methamphetamine, an initial case summary from the legendary emcee’s autopsy has revealed. The mode of death was ruled accidental, according to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office summary.
Jacobs, 57, was found unconscious on April 22 in a hotel room in Tampa, Florida, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reported to the medical examiner. Digital Underground confirmed Jacobs’ death to Fox News at the time.
As Shock G, Jacobs led Digital Underground, a hip-hop group with ever-changing lineup that spawned legends like Tupac Shakur, Chopmaster J and more.
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He formed the group with Jimi C. “Chopmaster J” Dright Jr. and Kenneth “Kenny-K” Waters in the late 1980s. The group introduced new lineup with each album and tour.
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Shakur performed on Digital Underground’s song “Same Song” in 1991 and appeared in the music video.
Jacobs and Shakur remained close collaborators, and Jacobs reportedly helped produce Shakur’s first solo album, “2Pacalyse Now”. Additionally, Shakur’s “I Get Around” features Jacobs.
With Digital Underground, Jacobs was best known for his work on the song “The Humpty Dance”.
Dright shared a photo of him and Jacobs on Instagram at the time to pay tribute to his friend.
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“34 years ago almost to the day we had a crazy idea that we could be a hip hop band and take over the world through all the dream has come true and reality has become a nightmare for some”, wrote the musician alongside a black. photo and white of himself and his collaborator. “And now he’s woken up from the famous long life shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs !!! “
Fox News’ Nate Day contributed to this report