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Digital Underground founder Shock G, aka Humpty Hump, was found dead in a Florida hotel room on Thursday. He was 57.

Shock G's father, Edward Racker, confirmed his death to TMZ.

Racker told TMZ his son, real name Gregory Jacobs, was found dead in a Tampa hotel room on Thursday. An autopsy is scheduled to determine his cause of death.

Digital Underground's Chopmaster J paid tribute to Jacob's in an Instagram post:

"34 years ago almost to the day we had a wild idea we can be a hip hop band and take on the world. through it all the dream became a reality and the reality became a nightmare for some. And now he's awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!"

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Jacobs, a rapper, songwriter, and music producer, was best known as the founder of rap/hip-hop group Digital Underground. He also created the group's "Humpty Dance."

Jacobs was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 25, 1963. His family traveled around the East Coast before settling in Tampa, Florida.

He relocated to Queens, New York (after his parents' divorce), where he learned to play the drums.

Upon returning to Tampa, he took a job DJing at a local R&B station. He was the youngest radio personality in central Florida. He was fired for playing the 15-minute long album version of "(Not Just) Knee Deep" by Funkadelic in a 5-minute time slot.

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In the 1980s Jacobs moved to Oakland, California, where he founded Digital Underground with Chopmaster J and the late Kenny-K in 1987.

The group had radio success with "Doowutchyalike," off their debut album, which featured the first appearance of Jacobs' alter ego, Humpty Hump.

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The music video for the album's second single, "The Humpty Dance," peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song's music video also featured a young Tupac Shakur (right), who rapped on the group's single "Same Song."

Jacobs returned the favor by producing Shakur's breakthrough single "I Get Around," on which he also appears as a featured artist. Jacobs also produced Shakur's 1995 single "So Many Tears," off his third studio album, Me Against the World.

As a music producer, Jacobs worked with legends such as Bobby Brown, Dr. Dre and Prince.

Tributes poured in on social media in the hours after the news broke on Thursday.

Digital Underground's official Twitter page featured a quote by 2Pac about Shock G: "I look back [on my times with Shock G] with the greatest fondness. Those were like some of the best times of my life..."


 

 

 

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Kelly Clarkson sang a soulful rendition of the Jackson 5 classic song "Who's Lovin' You" on her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Fans were impressed by Kelly's vocal prowess on the song.

"She's so good I wanna cry," a user commented on the YouTube video.

"I just died. On the 1st note. Yassss Queen Kelly," another fan wrote.

Clarkson recently wowed viewers with her cover of Adele's 2016 song "Water Under the Bridge" on the show.

The J5 is credited with recording the most famous version of "Who's Lovin' You" in 1969. The song was issued as the b-side to the Jackson 5's first single, "I Want You Back", which went to #1 on both the pop and R&B charts.

"Who's Lovin' You" appeared on the Jackson 5's debut album, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, but the song was never released as a standalone single.

The Jackson 5 group was founded by Joe Jackson in 1965 in Gary, Indiana, and comprised of his sons Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine. Younger brothers Marlon and Michael joined the group later.

"Who's Lovin' You" was originally written by William "Smokey" Robinson and recorded by The Miracles in 1960. You can hear the Miracles' original version below.
 

Kelly Clarkson - "Who's Lovin' You" (Jackson 5 Cover)

 

Jackson 5 Perform "Who's Lovin' You" Live on The Ed Sullivan Show

 

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Who's Lovin' You (Original)

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Megan Thee Stallion didn't waste any time responding to singer CeeLo Green who criticized her and Cardi B's raunchy music video "WAP."

The 25-year-old up-and-coming rapper took to Twitter.com to slam CeeLo and hypocritical men who criticize her morals.

She tweeted: "Lol dudes will scream 'slob on my k***' word for word and crying [about] WAP... bye lil boy."

"Slob On My K***" is a 1999 song by Oscar award-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia about oral sex.

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The "WAP" music video shows various strippers and media personalities portraying whores as Megan and Cardi rap over a Frank Ski sample, "There's some whores in this house."

CeeLo sparked controversy on social media when he called out Cardi B and Megan for their immoral, shameless behavior in the video.

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"A lot of music today is very unfortunate and disappointing on a personal and moral level," CeeLo said in an interview with Far Out magazine.

CeeLo recalled the days when singers and hip-hop artists used metaphors and analogies to prevent youngsters from deciphering adult content in their music.

"There was once a time when we were savvy enough to code certain things. We could express to those it was meant for with the style of language we used. But now music is shameless, it is sheer savagery."

He continued: "It's problematic, we suffer from it because there are those that have nothing to do with it, but it is assumed of everyone. You have the 'Heads of State,' like Nicki Minaj or someone who is up there... Nicki could be effective in so many other constructive ways, but it feels desperate.”
 

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