Digital Underground frontman Shock G dead at 57
TAMPA Rapper Gregory Shock G Jacobs, the frontman for the rap group Digital Underground who first gained fame for the hit single The Humpty Dance and helped take hip-hop mainstream in the 1990s, has died in the city where he launched his music career. He was 57.
Gregory Edward Jacobs was found dead Thursday night in a motel room at the Vista Inn and Suites on E Bearss Avenue, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office report. The motel sits just off Interstate 275 on the outskirts of Tampa.