Gregory JACOBS
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JACOBS, Gregory Edward affectionately known as "Shock G" and "Humpty Hump" passed away April 22, 2021. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 1 at 12 Noon at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, 2102 N. Lowe Street. He was an internationally known rapper, musician, actor, vocalist and was the creator of the hip hop group, Digital Underground. Gregory was a consummate giver of love to all, and he will be missed. Gregory is survived by his mother, Shirley Kraft (Herbert); father, Edward Racker (Sonya); brother, Kent Racker; sister, Elizabeth Racker; aunts, Pamela Jacobs, Maria Wade (Charles), Denise Duchemin, Kim Brinson and Elaine Spencer; nephew, ZaZu Racker; and cousin, Dede Cardenas; and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. (813) 253-3419.

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Published in Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 28, 2021.
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May 16, 2021
I thought about Shock’s family today. I want you to know that you are all still in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope you all are well and in good health today. The world may have moved on, but those closest to Shock and who truly loved and cared are still feeling the loss and will always feel that void, especially with a soul like his. Just know I’m still thinking about him, you, and I know God will provide comfort from that day to today and everyday forward.

Greg “Shock”, is truly missed, and the family is still in my prayers. May God continue to wrap His loving arms around you all and multiply His love and protection ten fold.

You have my support and prayers.
Tiara
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May 12, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Bonneta Harris
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May 5, 2021
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May 4, 2021
Sending "thoughts" & "prayers" to the Jacobs Family to give you comfort, peace and strength at your time of sorrow.
Jo
May 1, 2021
Greg you will truely be missed with all the jokes and pranks at Greco and in our neighborhood. I am gonna missed that big smile and your hair styles. Rest in peace my brother and friend
Jackie Mobley
Classmate
May 1, 2021
I loved Digital Underground. Thanks for the music, Gregory.
Rest in peace brother!
Garth Morgan
Acquaintance
May 1, 2021
Fan of his music since the late 80s . sorry to have lost another producer of my childhood music!.mad love for Shock G! May he rest in peace!
Mike Dean Staton
Friend
May 1, 2021
Thank you fir the cherry flava’d email, Shock. You are a legend and a light. Fly free, electric 7th ❤❤❤
DelinaDream
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May 1, 2021
Gregory was unlike anyone I have ever known. I knew him off & on for about 20 years. He's a rare & kindred spirit that shined nothing but love & wizdom. My heart goes out to his family
Kellz
Friend
May 1, 2021
Toddlers on big wheels, backyard cookouts, loads of laughter and fun with family and friends are the memories of more than 50 years ago. Greg was beautiful, talented and much loved. May the reassurance of God's everlasting love wrap you in memories and comfort as He starts to heal your broken hearts.
We are praying for you and wishing you peace.

With sympathy,
Bob & Judy Thornton and Family
Judith W Thornton
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May 1, 2021
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Kellz
April 30, 2021
My condolences to the friends, family, loved ones and fans of Shock G (Greg Jacobs). His talent, spirit and genuine good heart will forever be remembered. Thank you for your contribution to the craft of music and for all the people you touched with your positive heart. RIP
Carlyn Hofmeister
Acquaintance
April 30, 2021
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Simone Taylor
April 30, 2021
I am devastated. I feel like I knew you so well from my youth through the present. You gave a voice to those like me who just didn't fit in anywhere. You let us know that we didn't have to conform and that we could just be ourselves.

Your talent is unparalleled. Thank you for your openness and willingness to be yourself and thereby giving us encouragement to be authentic as well. Rest easy and keep a seat warm for me on the other side.
Robbie Flowers
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April 30, 2021
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April 29, 2021
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April 29, 2021
You will ne truly miss R.I.P.
Vanessa
Acquaintance
April 29, 2021
My mom and i were sadden to hear of the passing of Greg. I really enjoy the 90s era born 1980 but stuck in the 90s. I'm always with the old school hip hop and your son and his group were one of many that i enjoyed with my family and friends. Humpty dance i feel will always be a classic in the music history book. Your son was very talented and so funny and handsome. May God Bless him in his home and he shines down brightly over his family. We send our sympathy and prayers during this time to you all. You will be missed forever in our hearts Peace and humptiness forever. Your Fans Dawn & Diane
Dawn
April 28, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. May God give you all peace and understanding. Love and prayers for the family. B. Clark
Bonnett Clark
Acquaintance
April 28, 2021
May God continue to give you all peace, faith and understanding. Greg had a warm and joyful spirit he will always be missed. Love and prayers B. Clark
Bonnett Clark
Acquaintance
April 28, 2021
Sending prayers and hugs to the entire family. Greg’s heart was pure and good. He left a part of him with everyone he encountered. God has him in his loving arms.
J. Jordan
Friend
April 28, 2021
Bonnett Clark
Friend
April 28, 2021
Greg had a heart of gold! He would do good for ALL people around him! His laughther and stories where so contagious..He had that special light around him!His talent was unlimited My prayers go out to the family. You will be missed!FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS PIANO MAN
Chris G
Acquaintance
April 28, 2021
Greg and I were friends since the age of 12. We kept in touch throughout the years. We did not get to visit often as we like, well you know life gets in the way sometimes. I'm going to miss his jokes, he always made me laugh. RIP my brother. You and your family are in my prayers!
Nardina Mason
Friend
April 28, 2021
Kent, I am really sorry to hear about Greg. Peace and prayers to your family. Hope you are well.

Your North Lakes buddy, Lynn (Baughman) Hammond.
Lynn Hammond
Acquaintance
April 28, 2021
May God surround your family with peace and comfort at this time.

Shock was a true legend and a pioneer, just amazing! Shock, thank you for your contribution, class, and gift of wisdom to the world! Job well done, my brother. May God bless you all, and that He provide everlasting comfort.

This is not easy at all and still unbelievable, but I know that dash from when we come into this world from the time we transition, that dash means a lot. Shock’s dash was remarkable with so much he accomplished just in that short time. Job well done, thank you, and I will miss you.

-Tiara
Tiara
Friend
April 28, 2021
Heartbreaking loss. I discovered Shock’s musical genius as a middle school kid in 1990. His artistic impact on the world of music and on me personally cannot be overstated. Gone but never forgotten.
Craig
Acquaintance
April 28, 2021
One more Musical genius to leave us to be home with the Father,now you in the"UPPER GROUND", IF ALL SHOWS,DO YOU MY BROTHER, FAMILY AND LOVE ONES CONDOLENCE GOES OUT FROM ME, PAIN WONT LEAVE YOU ,JUST NO GOD WANTED HIM BACK. OUR CHILDREN ARE ONLY LOAN TO US BY GOD. A LOYAL FAN.
Etta L Drake_Cuthbertson
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