Community: South Tampa
Tampa will celebrate the life of legendary entertainer Gregory Jacobs, known as “Shock G” or “Humpty Hump,” of the alternative hip hop group digital underground at the “DooWutChyaLike Jam”, taking place at Bastet Brewing.
Shock G also known by his alter egos Humpty Hump, “Mr. Rackadelic” and “The Piano Man,” was an American hip hop artist and musician who was best known as the lead vocalist of the alternative hip hop group digital underground. He would have celebrated his 59th birthday this year of August 25th. Most people don’t know he was originally from Tampa, FL. and attended Chamberlin High School and studied music theory at Hillsborough Community College. He played drums, piano, was a DJ and radio personality. He often would appear on radio with digital underground group member Kenny K on WMNF Radio station. He was also a talented illustrator later designing album covers and marketing materials for digital underground as well as other artistic works.
Musically, he is best known for his alter ego, Humpty Hump on “The Humpty Dance,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Rap Singles chart. He would later go on to produce “I Get Around” (2Pacalypse Now) and “So Many Tears” (Me Against The World) for Tupac Shakur. He also produced “Love Sign” (Crystal Ball) for Prince. He appeared on numerous television shows including Showtime At the Apollo (1992), The Arsenio Hall Show (1990, 1994), MTV and the Dan Aykroyd directed film “Nothing But Trouble” (1991) as well as in several documentary films. He has toured globally, including a guest appearance with good friend and mentor, George Clinton and P-Funk, at Woodstock (1999).
Shock G’s family will be announcing a foundation in his honor, ShockNation, whose goals will include giving back to the Tampa community through a number of programs currently being developed. They also plan to educate future entertainers while preserving Shock G’s legacy.
In honor of Shock G’s birthday, the East Oakland Collective’s Feed The Hood and Community Kitchens held their 2nd annual community service event on August 13, 2022. Black and immigrant owned local
restaurants prepared meals that were distributed to the unhoused in Oakland.
In Tampa this year, Bastet Brewing will introduce “Shock G Forever Beer” brewed and manufactured in Tampa. The “DooWutChayLike Jam” will be a wonderful evening of great music, food, dancing and entertainment.
Special Guest Appearance:
Money-B of Digital Underground
YBless, Jinx, Fre$h P, Asaru, C-Rena, Rahim Samad, Hyfa and others…
DJ Sandman, DJ Deacon, DJ Spaceship, Genolexis, and DJ Royce