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