Bootsy Collins Pays Tribute to Late Digital Underground Mastermind Shock G

Bootsy Collins celebrated Gregory Jacobs — the Digital Underground rapper-producer better known as Shock G and Humpty Hump — in a tribute shared with Rolling Stone following the musician’s death Thursday at the age of 57.

Collins and Parliament-Funkadelic were a tremendous influence on Shock G, who sampled funk’s elder statesmen religiously and took a nod from them too with his penchant for various costumes and characters. He was such a fan that, as Bootsy recalls in his tribute, when Shock G got the chance, he drove all the way from San Francisco to Collins’ home in Cincinnati “just to vibe and record on my new ADAT machines back in the Nineties.”

“This is when I started to realize he was not just a rapper, he was a musician as well,” Bootsy says. “He studied P-Funk music, George [Clinton] & my different personalities, like Bootzilla, Casper, Dr. Funkenstein & so many others. He took what we had been doing & made it fresh for that new era. U can really hear the similarity of his & my vocals on, ‘Humpty Hump,’ that is when I realized how cool my voice must have sounded to my Geepie’s & Funkateers.”

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