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7/12/2005

 
Hip-Hop, Rap, P-Funk artist Shock G aka Gregory E. Jacobs has announced he is retiring from music

Along with Chopmaster, Shock G formed the Digital Underground hip-hop and rap group with its unique sound in 1987.

(I-Newswire) - Hip-hop, rap, P-Funk artist Shock G aka Gregory E. Jacobs has announced he is retiring from music. Shock is also an accomplished artists and writer.

Along with Chopmaster, Shock G formed the Digital Underground hip-hop and rap group with its unique sound in 1987. The group was bizarre, funky and unique in the genre that was being dominated by hard core rappers and gangsta rap groups, but they flourished and survived.

Shock G had many alter egos, the most famous was Humpty Hump.
Being born on the east coast and finally settling in the Bay Area, Shock G has made an impact of the music industry worldwide.

One of his accomplishments was introducing the world to the late rap icon Tupac Shakur. Leila Steinberg became Tupac's first manager. Tupac formed the group Strictly dope with 5 other members including rap artist Ray Luv. Later Steinberg introduced Tupac to Shock-G of Digital Underground and Tupac traveled with the Digital Underground, and when Shock gave him his chance on Same Old Song the world of hip-hop and rap music would never be the same.

Shock G was on many of Tupacs songs. Some are I Get Around and F**k The World. Shock has worked with almost everybody, from hip-hops Richie Rich to funks George Clinton to pops Prince.

Shocks latest work is his Fear of a Mixed Planet CD. A great album and it stands as a testament of what the music world has lost with the announcement of Shock Gs retirement from the music field.

More recently Shock has been touring and he spoke at the Grand Opening of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, GA on June 11th.

Since this email from Shock was first posted in forums on the net, we wanted to wait and make sure it was in deed from Shock G and that the information was correct.

We have contacted Shock Gs people and it is confirmed that this is the way Shock G is feeling at the present. I am told he is fine and healthy and we wish Shock all the best in what ever he does. Our thoughts and prayers go with him and hopefully he will receive many blessing for all the blessing he has given all of us over the years. Shock is truly a legend and he will surely be missed in the studio.

Here is the statement from Shock G:
"I'm retiring from all forms of studio work and song writing."
Read Shock G's full statement at -
http://www.thuglifearmy.com/news/?id=1655




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