Hurricane G, Influential Nuyorican Rapper, Dies at 52
Hurricane G has died, the New York Put up and the Los Angeles Instances report. The lifelong Brooklynite born Gloria Rodríguez had been residing with stage 4 lung most cancers, which her daughter revealed to the general public earlier this yr. Hurricane G was 52 years previous.
Hurricane G first caught the eye of the New York hip-hop group within the early Nineteen Nineties, taking on with Redman, Keith Murray, and members of EPMD as the primary girl of their Hit Squad collective. Her early spots on Redman’s “Tonight’s da Night time” and “Dare Iz a Darkside,” alongside together with her contribution to Xzibit’s “Simply Keep,” helped set up her as a uniquely expert and interesting rapper. Drawing on her Puerto Rican lineage, Hurricane G stood out for her abilities at rapping in English and Spanish, effortlessly bringing a particular Nuyorican edge to her easy stream.
In 1994, Hurricane G signed with Capitol Information to launch an album of her personal, however restructuring on the label scuttled the venture’s launch. Hurricane G finally launched her debut, All Lady, in 1997 through Jellybean Benitez’s H.O.L.A. imprint. The album’s “Someone Else” reached No. 10 on Billboard’s Scorching Rap Singles chart, and, though the file itself didn’t chart, it remained a vital title for East Coast hip-hop heads.
Hurricane G continued to be a gentle presence in hip-hop within the ensuing many years, working together with her Hit Squad associates, in addition to holding a distinguished spot on a remix of Diddy’s “P.E. 2000.” She by no means launched one other solo LP, however joined fellow Brooklyn native Thirstin Howl III for a joint album titled Mami & Papi in 2013.
On Instagram, EPMD’s Erick Sermon, who shared a daughter with Hurricane G, referred to as Hurricane G “a legend in her personal proper within the [hip-hop] group.” He continued, “She might be missed all all over the world. I can’t imagine this. Pray for us. Stunning blessings. She was a gorgeous particular person a beautiful mom as actual as they arrive.”