Digital Underground rapper Shock G arrested in Rice Lake

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RICE LAKE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Police recently arrested a rap artist whose group produced a popular hip-hop song in the 1990's.

Rice Lake police arrested Gregory Jacobs, 53, of San Francisco, CA on June 13. Jacobs also goes by the stage name Shock G and "Humpty Hump." He was taken to the Barron County Jail and booked on suspicion of drug paraphernalia possession. Barron County Jail Captain Tim Evenson said Jacobs was in jail for a little more than two hours, then posted $100 cash and was released.

Captain Tracy Hom said that an officer pulled a vehicle over around 2 a.m. June 13 because the license plate was listed to an unlicensed driver. He said Jacobs was driving the vehicle and the owner of the vehicle was the lone passenger. Hom said drug paraphernalia was inside the vehicle, but would not elaborate on exactly what officers found. He did not know why Jacobs was in the area more than two days after the show.

Aquafest's website shows that Shock G of Digital Underground was a special guest star at Naughty by Nature's June 10 performance. WEAU 13 News left a message with an event organizer seeking comment late Wednesday morning.

Digital Underground gained national fame for the song "The Humpty Dance," which was released in 1990. Billboard's website said the song peaked at number 11 on the pop chart and number seven on the R&B chart

Evenson did not have information on when Jacobs could appear in court. Hom said that the case has been forwarded to the Barron County District Attorney's Office. We also left a message late Wednesday morning seeking information on when a charging decision could be made in the case. Barron County District Attorney Angela Beranek told us early Wednesday afternoon that a decision could come in approximately two weeks.

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