’90s Rapper Hurricane G Dies From Lung Cancer

Hurricane G Dead

Hip-Hop has lost another legend in Hurricane G, a rapper than worked with Redman, Diddy and others.

UPDATE: Sources have told AllHipHop anonymously that Hurricane G died of lung cancer and was in hospice at the time of her passing.

Gloria “Hurricane G” Rodriguez, a popular East Coast rapper, died Sunday.

EPMD’s Erick Sermon, who shares a daughter with the late rapper, confirmed the sad news on his Tnstagram account.

My heart is hardened today. One of my good friends…. my oldest daughters mother passed away today #HURRICANEGLORIA was also a legend in her own right in the Hiphop community. One of the first puertorican female rappers She rapped with me. @redmangilla she paved the way
@keithmurray @diddy she was in all the Hiphop magazines with all the top females at the time.. #stretchandbobito loved a song that she did called “MILKY” She will be missed all around the world. I can’t believe this. Pray for us. Beautiful blessings. She was a beautiful person a wonderful mother as real as they come. We love u G

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Hurricane G made several notable appearances with rappers like Redman, Keith Murray, Xzibit, Delinquent Habits, Funkdoobiest, the Cocoa Brovaz, and even Sean “Diddy” Combs. In 1997, she released her first solo album, which was produced by Domingo.

Domingo told AllHipHop that Hurricane G was special.

“Hurricane G was unique and she did hip hop her way with her style. She was one of the truest female rappers that can jump on a song with like Das EFX and keep up with them with her own offbeat in beat flow then do a song dedicated to her mother showing how diverse she could be,” he told AllHipHop. “A truly humble soul outside of music and I am glad I knew both personalities Gloria Rodriguez and Hurricane G.”

A rapper of Puerto Rican descendant, she made her mark with her brash, loud and decided Brooklyn, New York way of communicating.

Many recall when she told Redman to get off that “punk smooth sh#t” on his hit song “Tonight’s Da Night.”

A fixture, Hurricane’s passing – coupled with the death of The Artifacts’s TameOne – was a heavy blow for the culture’s OGs.

“Iconic EMCEES of our time. We Love You Gloria!!!” said DJ Premier.

Steele of Smif-n-Wessun (formerly The Coco Brovas) said, “I didn’t want to believe it when I heard. My sincere condolences to the entire family. My heart is heavy so I can imagine the pain. Prayers of strength and love.”

Rest In Peace, Hurricane G.