R.I.P Hurricane G

New York rapper Hurricane G died of lung cancer on November 6th at age 52. Gloria Rodriguez was the first woman to join the Hit Squad rap collective which included Das Efx, Redman, Top Quality and Knuckleheadz. She became a member of the Def Squad supergroup alongside Keith Murray, Jamal, Erick Sermon and Redman after the Hit Squad dissolved. She was also one of the early Puerto Rican rappers to professionally enter rap. Her solo album, All Woman, was released in 1997 and featured her Top Ten hit “Somebody Else.” The Mami & Papi album with Thirstin Howl III came out in 2013. She made memorable appearances on Redman’s “We Run NY,” the intro to his “Tonight’s Da Night” and Diddy’s “P.E. 2000” (Spanish Remix).