According to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner in Florida, Digital Underground’s Shock G died in a Tampa hotel room from an accidental fatal mix of drugs and alcohol.
TMZ reported that the rapper died from an overdose of fentanyl, ethanol (alcohol), and methamphetamine.
As Sister2Sister previously reported, Shock G was found dead in his hotel room on April 22.
There were no outward signs of trauma at the time, and Shock was last seen the day before he died by a hotel manager who later found him dead in his room on April 22.
On May 1, friends and family of the artists gathered to give him their last goodbye.
Despite not knowing the cause of his death, relatives that came together for the ceremony focused on the positivity in Shock G’s life and the legacy that he left behind.
“His legacy was how he loved people unconditionally,” Reverend Doctor Alesia Ford-Burse said at the service. “He loved to a default.”
According to The Grio, Shock G, whose real name is Gregory Jacobs, started Digital Underground with Chopmaster J in the late ’80s, and the group put out albums through the mid-2000s and later until dropped their final project in 2008 named “Cuz a D.U. Party Don’t Stop!”.
The group is best known for the hit singles “Doowutchyalike” and “The Humpty Dance” by Shock G’s alter ego Humpty Hump.
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Shock G spent most of his last years in Tampa before achieving fame and fortune as a musician in the Bay Area.
He was known to be a key element in the development of Tupac’s career. Pac featured on Digital Underground’s single “Same Song,” and Shock G co-produced the late rapper’s debut album “2Pacalypse Now” and his singles “I Get Around” and “So Many Tears.”
Shock G was reportedly struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues in the months before his passing and had been living near family.