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Digital Underground rap star Shock G, known for The Humpty Dance, dies aged 57

In this photo provided by Nzazi Malonga, Shock G, left, poses at the "All Eyez On Me" film premiere in Los Angeles on June 14, 2017. Shock G, who blended whimsical wordplay with reverence for '70s funk as leader of the off-kilter hip-hop group Digital Underground, has died. He was 57. Nzazi Malonga, a longtime friend who served as head of security and helped manage the group, said the rapper-producer was found unresponsive Thursday, April 22, 2021, in a hotel room in Tampa, Fla. (Nzazi Malonga via AP)

Shock G of Digital Underground Has Died Sad to report that Shock G of the group Digital Underground has died at the age of 57.  According to his father, he was found in a Tampa hotel room.  Besides being the front”man for Digital Underground, Shock is also known for his character “Humpty Hump” who had hip-hop fans dancing to the classic song “The Humpty Dance.” Shock is also known for bringing out 2Pac to the rest of the world.  A cause of death is pending an autopsy.


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