Rapper Hurricane G passes away at age 52 following a lung cancer struggle.
a New York rapper famous for tracks like “El Barrio” and “Underground Lockdown,” has passed away after a lung cancer struggle.
G’s daughter’s father, fellow rapper Erick Sermon, acknowledged her passing on Sunday in a message shared on Instagram. According to the Daily Beast, G, whose true name was Gloria Rodriguez, became well-known in the 1990s as a result of her collaborations with Redman on songs like “Tonight’s da Night” and “Dare Iz a Darkside.”
Sermon said on Instagram, “My heart is hardened today.” “A good friend of mine…” The mother of my eldest daughter, #HURRICANEGLORIA, died away today. She was also a legendary figure in the hip-hop world. She rapped alongside me, one of the earliest female rappers from Puerto Rico.
She opened the door… She appeared in every Hip-hop magazine at the time alongside all the top females. Her absence will be felt all throughout the world. This is just unbelievable. Pray for us. Lovely blessings. She was as real as they come, a lovely lady and a fantastic mother. We adore you, G.
The diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer was made public by Hurricane G and Sermon’s daughter Lexus in May. “I don’t know how many of you grasp what it means but even after 30 years of life Im still struggling to digest it myself,” she wrote. “In my entire life, I have never sobbed so much or felt so detached from reality. But my mother still manages to remain composed and comfort me by saying, “Don’t worry baby, everything’s going to be alright.
G gained notoriety for her bilingual rapping skills in English and Spanish. According to her MySpace biography, G would frequently rap in the Nuyorican dialect to represent the Puerto Rican population in New York City when recording and performing in Spanish.
When the musician signed with the New York-based record company known as Home of Latino Artists (H.O.L.A. Recordings), her musical career took off. In September 1997, G’s first studio album, “All Woman,” was made available through H.O.L.A. The songs “El Barrio,” “Underground Lockdown,” “Mama,” and “Boriqua Mami” were all included on the album.
According to G’s MySpace bio, she was a promising newbie to the New York entertainment industry and the first female to join the Def Squad, an East Coast hip-hop group that also included Sermon of EPMD, Redman, and Keith Murray.
Music producer Domingo Padilla, who collaborated with G on “All Woman,” was one among those who paid tribute to G online. He described the emcee as “a wonderful kind hearted humorous girl,” adding, “but when she was upset to keep out of her way…LOL.”
According to Padilla’s Facebook post, “We recorded that album in my Ozone Park Queens apartment on a Tascam 388 and I brought the entire reel machine to 78/88 studios and unloaded the music on 2 inch reels before mixing it with Rahsaan Cus Stephens in Unique and Chung King studios.
“I saw her make a famous radio host cry in a studio, and when I drove Gloria home, we argued about why she did that, and she kept it real with me, saying, “Domingo that b— don’t fool me she is a 2 face. ” I’m going to miss talking to her on the phone and [hearing] her say, “Domingo you got that funky a— fire for me or what mother—?” R.I.P.