#Hurricane G, a pioneering rapper, passed suddenly on Sunday, and the hip-hop scene is in grief.
“My heart is hardened today. One of my good friends… my oldest daughter’s mother passed away today,” wrote EPMD’s Erick Sermon on Instagram, describing her as “a legend in her own right in the Hip-hop 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.
“She paved the way,” Sermon wrote. “She was in all the Hip-hop magazines with all the top females at the time. She will be missed all around the world. I can’t believe this. Pray for us. Beautiful blessings. She was a beautiful person a wonderful mother as real as they come.”
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.
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.
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