New York rapper Hurricane G, known for songs like “El Barrio” and “Underground Lockdown,” has died after a reported battle with lung cancer.
Fellow rapper Erick Sermon, who shares a daughter with G, confirmed her death in a statement posted to Instagram on Sunday. G, whose real name was Gloria Rodríguez, rose to prominence in the 1990s after collaborating with rapper Redman on tracks like “Tonight’s da Night” and “Dare Iz a Darkside,” according to the Daily Beast.
“My heart is hardened today,” Sermon wrote on Instagram. “One of my good friends… My oldest daughter’s mother passed away today #HURRICANEGLORIA was also a legend in the hip hop community in her own right. One of the first Puerto Rican female rappers. She rapped with me. …
“She paved the way… she was in all the hip hop magazines with all the top women of the time… She will be missed around the world. I can not believe that. pray for us Beautiful blessings. She was a beautiful person, a wonderful mother, as real as she can be. We love you G.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-11-07/hurricane-g-death-rapper-lung-cancer Hurricane G death: New York rapper was 52