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Funeral for rapper Gregory ‘Shock G’ Jacobs set for Saturday in Tampa

The service at Allen Temple A.M.E on Saturday is open to the public but capacity is limited, a funeral director said.
Gregory Jacobs, also known as Shock G of Digital Underground, performs on stage at Shephard's Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach in 2014. A funeral service for Jacobs, who was found dead in a Tampa hotel room on April 22, is set for Saturday in Tampa.
Gregory Jacobs, also known as Shock G of Digital Underground, performs on stage at Shephard's Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach in 2014. A funeral service for Jacobs, who was found dead in a Tampa hotel room on April 22, is set for Saturday in Tampa. [ SANTANA, LUIS | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Apr. 28
Updated Apr. 29

TAMPA — Funeral plans are set for Gregory Jacobs, the internationally known hip hop artist known as “Shock G and “Humpty Hump” who died last week in Tampa at 57.

Services for Edwards are scheduled for noon Saturday at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, 2102 N. Lowe St. in Tampa, according to his obituary.

A viewing before the service is private and the service at the church will be open to the public, said Jeffrey Rhodes, funeral director and co-owner of Ray Williams Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements. The church will be closed when it reaches capacity under COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rhodes said.

Allen Temple AME will also stream the service live. A link to the livestream will be available on the church’s web site, allentempletampa.org.

Related: Rapper Shock G of Digital Underground dies in Tampa, where he got his start

Jacobs, who got his start in Tampa and went on to found the group Digital Underground, was found unresponsive in a north Tampa hotel on Thursday. An autopsy was planned to determine the cause of death.

His obituary called him an “internationally known rapper, musician, actor (and) vocalist.”

“Gregory was a consummate giver of love to all, and he will be missed,” the notice says.

Related: Rapper Shock G struggled with drug use in Tampa before his death, records show

Among Jacobs’ listed survivors are his mother, Shirley Kraft; father, Edward Racker; brother, Kent Racker; and sister, Elizabeth Racker.