Fresh In Peace: Hurricane G
7 November 2022 Fresh Radio
Hurricane G, Influential Nuyorican Rapper, Dies at 52
Hurricane G has died, the New York Post and the Los Angeles Times report. The lifelong Brooklynite born Gloria Rodríguez had been living with stage 4 lung cancer, which her daughter revealed to the public earlier this year. Hurricane G was 52 years old.
Hurricane G first caught the attention of the New York hip-hop community in the early 1990s, taking up with Redman, Keith Murray, and members of EPMD as the first woman in their Hit Squad collective. Her early spots on Redman’s “Tonight’s da Night” and “Dare Iz a Darkside,” along with her contribution to Xzibit’s “Just Maintain,” helped establish her as a uniquely skilled and engaging rapper. Drawing on her Puerto Rican lineage, Hurricane G stood out for her skills at rapping in English and Spanish, effortlessly bringing a distinctive Nuyorican edge to her straightforward flow.