Shock G, the bombastic rapper who fronted late '80s/early '90s hip-hop collective Digital Underground, has died, according to an Instagram post Thursday (April 22) from his onetime groupmate Chopmaster J. He was 57.
The artist's passing was confirmed in a statement from his family. "Our son, brother and friend, Gregory Jacobs, also known as Shock G, suddenly passed away today," the statement reads. "The cause of death is currently unknown. We truly, truly appreciate all the out-pouring of love and concern. Please keep us in your prayers at this very difficult time."
Digital Underground was best known for their 1990 hit "The Humpty Dance," and Shock G (real name: Greg Jacobs) was front and center for the song's MTV-favorite video as his alter ego Humpty Hump.