How did Hurricane G die? Fans call it a 'sad day for hip-hop' amid former Def Squad member's death at 52

With a career spanning over 25 years, Hurricane G, born Gloria Rodriguez, rapped in both English and Spanish

How did Hurricane G die? Fans call it a 'sad day for hip-hop' amid former Def Squad member's death at 52
Rapper Hurricane G dies as announced by former hip-hop group member Erick Sermon (1997 H.O.L.A. Recordings, L.L.C.)
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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY: Former Def Squad/Hit Squad artist Hurricane G died on November 6, Sunday, revealed Erick Sermon via an Instagram post. The Puerto Rican rapper made serious waves in the '90s with her single 'Somebody Else' that charted at #10 by Billboard Magazine on Hot Rap Singles. No cause of death was announced.

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With a career spanning over 25 years, Hurricane G, born Gloria Rodriguez, rapped in both English and Spanish and collaborated with several celebrated musicians like Redman, Keith Murray, Smif-n-Wessu, and Puff Daddy. Erick Sermon, who also shared a daughter with Hurricane G, posted a heartfelt Instagram post saying, "My heart is hardened today. One of my good friends…. my oldest daughters mother passed away today #HURRICANEGLORIA was also a legend in her own right in the Hiphop community. One of the first puertorican female rappers She rapped with me. @redmangilla she paved the way @keithmurray @diddy she was in all the Hiphop magazines with all the top females at the time.." She was aged 52, according to Hiphop DX.

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For Hurricane G, it all began in 1992 after she landed a spot on Redman's hit 'Tonight’s da Night,' which propelled her into the mainstream as other prominent artists like Xzihibit also collaborated with her. Her debut album 'All Woman' arrived in 1997 on Jellybean Benitez’ H.O.L.A. Records imprint which also included the music video of 'Somebody Else'. Hurricane G appeared in Puff Daddy’s “Public Enemy 2000” single as well. 

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'Rest in Power'

One Hurricane G fan remembered one of her verses and wrote, "“So hold that BULLS**T down! Cause I ain’t F**KING AROUND! I came to get down STRAIGHT GHETTO!” Hurricane G I spit this verse every day! Every single day. This is painful. Rest In Power, EMPRESS Hurricane G!" Another user wrote, "Her being one of the hardest females easily, it was like she could only work w the hardest emcee out at the time #RIPHurricaneG"

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A fan remembered the MC and tweeted, "On a personal note, “Tonight’s Da Night” is a top 5 song for me so Hurricane G’s legend will continue to live on with every spin. As for Tame One, well all I can say is I spent countless hours running his shit back since I was a kid. Truly an MC’s MC. A sad day for hip-hop. RIP." Another user remembered Hurricane G and Tame One and wrote, "Hearing about the passing of Tame One and Hurricane G an hour apart tonight was . Both underrated contributors to hip-hop culture in their own unique ways."

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One user moved by the death of Hurricane G tweeted, "Anyone who knew me in high school and college knows how I felt about Hurricane G, this sucks" Another user tweeted, "I can still play in my head from memory of the Tony Touch & Doo Wop Diaz Brothers tape. And them breaking Coco Brovaz “Spanish Harlem” for the first time — and hearing that classic Hurricane G verse."

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