Shock G Biography
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Shock G was an American musician, rapper, and lead vocalist for the hip hop group Digital Underground.
G was responsible for 2Pac’s breakthrough single “I Get Around” and was co-producer of 2Pac’s debut album 2Pacalypse Now.
Shock G Education and Music
G attended Chamberlain High School. He later dropped out of school in order to form the Master Blasters, a mobile DJ crew that featured three DJs and four emcees at its height.
The seven of them performed at parties, and also for the crowds at Riverfront Park’s outdoor Sunday gatherings. They eventually captured the interest of Tony Stone, a program director at WTMP radio, which was the city’s primary R&B station.
Tony offered Shock a job DJing on the air, and for a short while, as “Gregory Racker”. He was 16 at the time and was the youngest radio personality in central Florida with a regular time slot. He was later fired or playing the fifteen-minute-long album version of “(Not Just) Knee Deep” by Funkadelic in a five-minute time slot.
After getting fired, G found rifting through odd jobs and petty criminal adventures for a few years.
He eventually decided to pursue music seriously and returned home where he went ahead to obtain his diploma. G eventually began attending Hillsborough Community College, where he studied music theory under Jim Burge and piano under Patricia J. Trice.
Shock G Age
G was born on August 25, 1963. He was 57 years old at the time of his death on April 22, 2021, in Tampa Florida.
Shock G Family
At the moment there is no information available about Shock’s parents or siblings. We will provide this information once it is available.
Shock G Wife
G was not married. However, he lived a very private personal life and we, therefore, cannot confidently confirm this information. If he was ever married, he never made it public.
Shock G Children
As earlier noted, G lived a very private personal life. It is therefore not known whether he had any children or not. We will update this information once it is available.
Shock G Death
G died on April 22, 2021 at the age of 57 years. He was found dead at a Tampa, Florida hotel room. As of now, there are no more details as to what could have led to his death.
Shock G Songs
Below are some of his songs and those that he produced.
- 1987 Your Life’s a Cartoon, Digital Underground, (song)
- 1988, Underwater Rimes, Digital Underground, (song)
- 1989, Doowutchyalike, Digital Underground, (song)
- 1990, Sex Packets, Digital Underground, (album)
- 1990, Don’t Funk wid the Mo (remix), Monie Love, (song)
- 1991, This Is an EP Release, Digital Underground, (EP)
- 1991, Sons of the P, Digital Underground, (album)
- 1990, What I Won’t Do for Love, 2Pac, Schmoovy-Schmoov, (song)
- 1990, What I Won’t Do for Love (Shock-G Remix), 2Pac, Digital Underground, (song
- 1991, Rebel of the Underground, 2Pac, (song)
- 1991, Words of Wisdom, 2Pac, (song)
- 1993, The Body Hat Syndrome, Digital Underground, (album)
- 1993, I Get Around, 2Pac, Digital Underground, (song)
- 1991, Revenge of the Lunatic, 2Pac, Money-B, (song)
- 1991, Tellin’ Time (Mike’s Rap), Dr. Dre, Michael Concepcion, (song)
- 1993, Get Away (remix), Bobby Brown, (song)
- 1993, Top of the World, Kenya Gruv, (song, co-producer)
- 1994, Dirty Drawls, Raw Fusion, (song)
- 1994, Do Your Homework, Raw Fusion, (song)
- 1995, Fuck the World, 2Pac, Shock-G, (song)
- 1995, So Many Tears, 2Pac, (song)