It was reported on Sunday that Hurricane G, a pioneering rapper, had passed suddenly, and the hip-hop scene is in sorrow.
“My heart is hardened today. One of my good friends… my oldest daughters mother passed away today,” EPMD’s Erick Sermon wrote on Instagram, referring to her as “a legend in her own right in the Hiphop community.”
In the middle of the 1990s, Hurricane G—real name Gloria Rodriguez—became well-known for singing on Redman’s 1992 smash song “Tonight’s da Night.” Before releasing her debut album, All Woman, in 1997, she followed up with another Redman song, “Dare Iz a Darkside,” in 1994 and worked with Xzibit on the song “At the Speed of Life.”
Rap music was performed by the Puerto Rican-born performer in both English and Spanish. Although there has been no indication of a cause of death, Hurricane G’s daughter Lexus announced in May that her mother had lung cancer.
“My mom has stage 4 lung cancer,” she wrote.
The first Hurricane G album’s producer paid homage to the “really funny person” on Facebook on Sunday night.
“I have so many crazy stories from working with Hurricane G on her album All Woman,” Domingo Padilla wrote. Padilla stated that he was “gonna miss speaking to her on the phone and hear her say ‘Domingo you got that funky ass fire for me or what motherfucker.’”
Hurricane G’s demise followed unconfirmed rumors that another hip-hop musician, rapper, Tame One, of the Artifacts fame, also passed suddenly. Redman’s cousin Tame, who also became well-known in the 1990s, had trouble finding commercial success.