Gregory Jacobs, known as Shock G, was an American rapper and musician. He was the lead singer of the hip hop group Digital Underground. Shock G’s net worth before his death was estimated to be approximately $3 million.
|Full Name||Gregory Jacobs|
|Nick Name||Shock G, Humpty Hump, Piano Man, Icey Mike|
|Date of Birth||August 25, 1963|
|Born Place||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Profession||Musician, Rapper, Record Producer|
|Died on||April 22, 2021, at the age of 57|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Shock G was born on August 25, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. However, he spent most of his childhood with his family in Tampa, Florida. His love for music began at a young age. In 1978, he won the “Most Talented” award at Grecote High School as a drummer. After his parents divorced, he moved to Queens and fell in love with hip-hop.
He returned to Florida two years later and worked as a DJ for Master Blasters. Due to his early success, he decided to take music seriously and began attending Hillsborough Community College, where he majored in music theory.
Shock G equity and music career
After the Shock ended, G moved to California, where he formed a band called the Digital Underground. It consisted of three members Shock G, Jimi Chopmaster J and Kenneth Waters. In 1990, the group released the hit “The Humpty Dance”, which topped the Billboard rap chart.
The band produced Tupac’s 1993 platinum single “I Get Around” and also released the 1995 multi-platinum album “So Many Tears”. In addition to his contributions to the digital underground, Shock G has also found success as a solo artist and music producer. He co-produced Tupac’s debut album 2Pacalypse Now. In 2003 he also produced the single “Risky Business” for the group Murs. He has also worked with Prince, Dr. Dre, KRSOne, Luniz and others.
Apart from music, Shock G has also made several appearances on TV shows. His television appearances include “Showtime at the Apollo” and several live appearances on MTV, including Yo MTV Raps, Club MTV Live and MTV Jams.
On April 22, 2021, Shock G was found dead in a hotel room in Tampa, Florida. The cause of death is still unknown.
shock G equity
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Shock G had a personal net worth of $3 million before his death. He made most of his money as a record producer and distributor.