The Untimely Death of Rapper Hurricane G
Updated: Nov 29, 2022
Female rapper Gloria "Hurricane G" Rodriguez recently passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2022, from lung cancer. The 52-year-old rap legend was the mother of rapper Erick Sermon's daughter Lexus Cannon who is 30 years old. She was a very known and talented artist of Puerto Rican descent, but she was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She carried the torch as well as being a great example to Hip-Hop and her style and flow was very unique with her being able to flow in both English and Spanish. Her career spanned over 25 years
Hurricane G really stood out in the early 90s when she rose to prominence after grabbing a spot on rapper Redman's hit "Tonight's da Night" in 1992. She then collaborated with him again in 1994 with an appearance on the remix to that song on his album "Dare Iz A Darkside." She was the first female member of the "Hit Squad" which was a hip hop collective of East Coast hip hop artist. Along with Hurricane G, the other artists involved in the squad was "EPMD", rapper "Top Quality", rapper "3rd Eye", "DJ Scratch", rapper "Redman", "Das EFX", rapper "K-Solo" and the rap group "Knucklehedz". The "Hit Squad" was formed by Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith of the rap group "EPMD" and when they broke up in 1993, the collective separated with Sermon forming "Def Squad" while Smith retained the rights to the "Hit Squad" name. Redman and Hurricane G continued to collaborate with Sermon while "Das EFX" and "DJ Scratch" remained under Smith's management.
She released a single in 1997 which was titled "Somebody Else" which used a sample of "The Jones Girls" 1979 hit "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else". That song was a top 10 hit on the Billboard Charts, and it appeared on her album "All Woman" which was released September 16, 1997 under "H.O.L.A Recordings" During her 25-year career, Hurricane G not only made guest appearances on Redman's albums, but she also worked with various other rappers including "Keith Murray", "Xzibit", "Delinquent Habits" and "Cocoa Brovaz" just to name a few.