Brooklyn-born rap veteran Hurricane G, who released her debut album All Woman in 1997, has died after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
Brooklyn-born MC, Hurricane G, who released her debut album All Woman in 1997, died on Sunday (November 6) at 52-years-old. According to Hurricane G’s daughter, Lexus – shared with producer Erick Sermon – she had a lengthy battle with lung cancer. The rapper, real name Gloria Rodriguez, had a career spanning 30 years, getting her start as a member of Def Squad with Redman, Keith Murray, Jamal and Sermon.
“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 her own right in the Hiphop community,” he wrote. “One of the first puertorican female rappers She rapped with me. @redmangilla she paved the way.”
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Rodriquez entered mainstream rap after appearing on the intro of Redman’s 1992 hit “Tonight’s Da Night.” Along with All Woman, which boasted Hop Rap Tracks single “Somebody Else,” Rodriquez collaborated with fellow rappers throughout the ’90s, including Xzibit and Diddy, featuring on the latter’s “P.E. 2000” from 1999 album Forever. Rodriquez released her second and final album Mami & Papi with rapper-producer Thirstin Howl III in 2013.
Domingo Padilla, who executive-produced All Woman, also went to Instagram to pay respects to Rodriquez.
“R.I.P. to my good friend Hurricane G.Really sad news to get,” he wrote. “I was blessed to know her and produce her debut album. God bless her family and daughter.”
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Read more tributes to Hurricane G below.
Tame and Hurricane G on the same day. Rough day for Brick City, rough day for the culture.
— Dante Ross (@DanteRoss) November 7, 2022
So sad to hear of the passings of both Hurricane G and Tame One today. Both artists impacted hip-hop in their own unique and special ways. Giving them all their flowers. Such a loss, especially with both leaving us on the same day. Rest In Peace 🙏🏼
— ᴋᴀᴛʜʏ ɪᴀɴᴅᴏʟɪ, ᴍ.ᴀ. (sʜᴇ/ʜᴇʀ) (@kath3000) November 7, 2022
Rip hurricane g wtf?
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) November 7, 2022
I just walked out of a friends wedding to find out we lost Tame One and Hurricane G … I am so absolutely blown. What a sad night for New Jersey Hip Hop. I will pay tribute tonight at 1 30 am on @HOT97
— Real Late 2 Soon Come (@Rosenbergradio) November 7, 2022
Hurricane G too? RIP. This is crazy. Condolences to her family. https://t.co/NTjrUzaiG4
— Immortal Technique (@ImmortalTech) November 7, 2022
“That brother don’t swear he nice, he knoooooooooooooows he nice”…
Hurricane G really gave us some unforgettable moments in rap. Her voice was amazing 😔
— Rob Markman 💭 (@RobMarkman) November 7, 2022
RIP Hurricane G. I listened to a ton of Hit Squad, growin up. Her rawness always stood out, on the Redman stuff. As far as what I remember from her, the most, is her appearance on Bom Bom Zee, from Keith Murray’s debut album 🕊️
— FOST (@GeorgeFoster72) November 7, 2022
Of course, Hurricane G.'s breakout year was 1996 doing a gang of notable features. She eventually signed a solo deal with Fat Joe on Jellybean Benitez' H.O.L.A. (Home Of Latin Artists) label. Her solo album "All Woman" dropped in 1997 but H.O.L.A. couldn't promote her album
— Dart_Adams (@Dart_Adams) November 7, 2022
damn rest in peace to Tame One and rest in peace to Hurricane G
— on tour with tape. (@Mike_Eagle) November 7, 2022
RIP TAME ONE & HURRICANE G.
— Alchemist Type Beat (@Alchemist) November 7, 2022
Not Hurricane G too… 🕊💔 pic.twitter.com/4cmBE9L19h
— Ruben || Check the Rhyme (@checktherhyme1_) November 7, 2022
Damn RIP Hurricane G too!? WTF 😔 pic.twitter.com/lbCCZhLO89
— DJ Big Jacks (@BigJacks) November 7, 2022
"Ayo Yo Redman… What the f**k, get off that smooth bullsh**…."
Hip Hop used to be full of memorable first appearances. #RIP Hurricane G 🙏🏾
— EL PREZ (@elprezdeLA) November 7, 2022