Shock G's Death Explained

June 10, 2021

By: Nick McIntosh 

As many of you can recall, an underground rapper Shock G dies earlier this year.

In an exclusive report from TMZ, Shock G was pronounced dead on April 22 at 2:20 Pm EST. Now we know what this rapper died from.

According to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner, their report led to believe that Shock G died of a deadly mix of drugs and alcohol. These drugs include fentanyl and methamphetamine. Also, ethanol was in his blood mix. Ethanol is commonly found in alcohol drinks.

Shock G, also known as Gregory Edward Jacobs, was born August 25, 1963, in New York City. From Wikipedia, “Soon after relocating to Oakland, California, Shock G formed Digital Underground along with Chopmaster J, and the late Kenneth Waters (a.k.a. Kenny-K). After around 15 months of unsuccessful negotiations with various small record companies, in 1988 the trio finally released a 12-inch single on Macola Records. It featured "Your Life's a Cartoon" as the A-side and "Underwater Rimes" as the B-side. Both songs were penned, produced, and performed by Jacobs, who also sketched the cartoonish cover illustrations. The record included the logo for Digital Underground's startup label, TNT, as well as Macola's logo. 

We will continue to monitor this story and update you if any new developments surface.