Shock G is being honored with a celebration of life in Oakland … there’s a day-long tribute coming up full of good deeds and good tunes.
Shock G’s longtime manager, Atron Gregory, tells TMZ … Oakland is celebrating the Digital Underground star with a city-wide event August 21, and the day kicks off with the late rapper’s family and friends feeding about 2,000 unhoused community members.
We’re told the late Shock had a passion for supporting those who have a hard time supporting themselves, and organizers wanted to honor his legacy by giving back.
From there, we’re told there will be a motorcade traveling through Oakland en route to City Hall, which will play host to a Shock G tribute featuring live music, performances and speakers.
The celebration will wrap up with an afterparty at The New Parish in Oakland, with several DJs spinning tunes.
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Since his death, we’re told surviving members of Digital Underground — which was founded in Oakland — and other musicians close to the group banded together to organize a celebration for Shock in Oakland … working with Oakland City Council members and non-profits in the city to make it happen.
We’re also told event organizers within Digital Underground got support and approval from Shock G’s family.