Ice Dice, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, and Ice-T have paid tribute to rapper Shock G following his demise on Thursday.
The Digital Underground star, who was additionally identified by his alter ego Humpty Hump following the success of the group’s music The Humpty Dance, was discovered useless in his resort room in Tampa, Florida, aged 57.
His passing sparked an outpouring of grief from his hip-hop friends, with Ice Dice posting on Twitter, “RIP Shock-G/Humpty Hump. I bear in mind when NWA’s street supervisor Atron mentioned he had a gaggle known as Digital Underground. He performed DOWHATCHALIKE video & I went loopy. I needed to pattern DU on JACKIN FOR BEATS and WHO’S THE MACK. And no one had a greater stage present. A real Bay Space authentic (sic).”
“Man…. Shock G what a tricky loss at such a precarious time,” tweeted Chuck D. “Good past …such a good looking free thoughts Brother. #RestinBeats my man… (sic)”.
“I am sick of all these Fn (f**king) RIPs… Man! Its so Fd (f**ked) up (sic),” vented Ice-T.
In the meantime, Run the Jewels star El-P shared, “thanks SHOCK G. coolest, most right down to earth icon/hero of mine i’ve ever had the pleasure to satisfy. a sort and pure musical genius (sic),” and P-Funk bassist Bootsy Collins wrote, “Oh No, Not Shock G (and his alter ego Humpty Hump). He helped preserve P Funk Alive! He’s chargeable for Digital Underground’s ‘The Humpty Dance’, 2Pac’s breakthrough single ‘I Get Round’, and co-producer of 2Pac’s debut album 2Pacalypse Now. Prayers to household & buddies. Dang (sic).”
“Oh man, Shock G was stunning,” added rocker Flea, as musician Sheila E tweeted, “Shock G gone to quickly… you probably did a lot for the bay as soon as u created Digital Underground. We honor u and we’ll miss u… praying for ur love ones (sic).”
Others to honour Shock G’s reminiscence included rapper Immortal Method, singer Jhene Aiko, and actress Viola Davis, who posted, “RIP Shock G. Thanks for the enjoyment you gave me. Relaxation effectively”.