The hip-hop realm is mourning for the grave loss in the music industry. The world will not hear Shock G’s stormy rap anthems anymore. Ice Cube, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, and Ice-T broke the silence after Shock G’s death on Thursday as they have paid tribute to him in order to take the moment to the next level.
Shock G was the co-founder of the Digital Underground and he was very popular for his alter ego Humpty Hump. The Digital Underground star is recognizable worldwide because of the successful song The Humpty Dance. It was very unfortunate to find his immobile, stiff body in his hotel room in Tampa, Florida. He died in the hotel room at the age of 57.
Everybody is utterly moved by incident. Especially, his peers who have given new grounds to American hip hop culture are heartbroken. The outpouring of grief constantly flows across the internet. Ice Cube was sad when he heard the news. He posted on Twitter, “RIP Shock-G/Humpty Hump. I remember when NWA’s road manager Atron said he had a group called Digital Underground. He played the DOWHATCHALIKE video & I went crazy. I had to sample DU on JACKIN FOR BEATS and WHO’S THE MACK. And nobody had a better stage show. A true Bay Area original (sic).”
“Man…. Shock G what a tough loss at such a precarious time,” tweeted Chuck D. “Brilliant beyond …such a beautiful free mind Brother. #RestinBeats my man… (sic)”. “I’m sick of all these Fn (f**king) RIPs… Man! It’s so Fd (f**ked) up (sic),” he added.
On the other hand, Run the Jewels star El-P opened his heart about the staggering loss for the music industry. He shared, “thank you SHOCK G. coolest, most down-to-earth icon/hero of mine I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. a kind and pure musical genius (sic).”
P-Funk bassist Bootsy Collins gathered the courage to say, “Oh No, Not Shock G (and his alter ego Humpty Hump). He helped keep P Funk Alive! He is responsible for Digital Underground’s ‘The Humpty Dance’, 2Pac’s breakthrough single ‘I Get Around’, and co-producer of 2Pac’s debut album 2Pacalypse Now. Prayers to family & friends. Dang (sic).”
Meanwhile, rocker Flea added, “Oh man, Shock G was beautiful.” To remember the moment, musician Sheila E tweeted, “Shock G has gone too soon… you did so much for the bay once u created Digital Underground. We honor u and we will miss u… praying for ur loved ones (sic).”
Others to honor Shock G’s memory included rapper Immortal Technique, singer Jhene Aiko, and actress Viola Davis, who posted, “RIP Shock G. Thanks for the joy you gave me. Rest well”.