West Coast icon and member of the underappreciated G-funk trio Dove Shack C-Knight has died aged 52 as the emcee was taken off of life support following a stroke and severe cardiac arrest.
Doveshack often gets overlooked when it comes to West Coast hip-hop. However, the Long Beach trio contributed a lot to the culture. the group first appeared on Warren G’s 1994 album, Regulate… G Funk Era, and from there, continued to prosper.
Comprised of C-Knight, Bo-roc and 2Scoop, the group’s biggest hit was their 1995 single ‘Summertime In The LBC.’ Few know that the group helped Snoop Dogg before he achieved worldwide fame. On The 85 South Comedy Show, the West Coast legend unveiled that during the early days of his career, he used to write his lyrics on a typewriter he borrowed from 2Scoop.
On October 18th, C-Knight was hospitalised as a result of a diabetes complication. During his treatment, he then suffered a stroke, which also triggered a severe cardiac arrest. The previous resulted in the emcee getting placed on life support.
In an interview with hip-hop media outlet TMZ, the musician’s father hoped that they would get positive results from an MRI scan C-Knight had earlier this month. However, his brain activity was abnormal, and it was revealed he had entered a vegetative state.
With no visible improvement after several weeks on life support, the rapper’s family decided to end his time on life support as doctors had confirmed he would never regain consciousness and was slowly dying.
Following his death, his crewmate Bo-roc took to Instagram, writing, “This is like [a] fucking nightmare I swear this shit hurt different and I don’t want to talk about shit to nobody so please just let me be and pray for us… On my soul I love you bro and I already don’t know what the fuck to do wit u being gone.”