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Renowned Dove Shack Rapper C-Knight Passes Away at 52, Leaving Behind a Musical Legacy

Dove Shack Rapper C-Knight
Dove Shack Rapper C-Knight (Credits: PEOPLE)

Tragically, 52-year-old rapper C-Knight, a well-known member of the hip-hop duo Dove Shack, has died. Arnez Blount was actually his name.

A family member verified the tragic news, saying that C-Knight passed away on Tuesday after being removed from life support. When he had a stroke on October 18 and was admitted to the hospital, his health had taken a serious turn.

George Lee Washington Blount Jr., C-Knight’s father, revealed to TMZ that his son’s stroke was caused by problems stemming from his diabetes. C-Knight was unconscious at the moment, and doctors were keeping a careful eye on his brain activity. C-Knight suffered a stroke during his diabetic treatment, went into cardiac arrest, and was put on life support after his successful resuscitation.

Bo-Roc, a previous partner of C-Knight, honored the late rapper on Instagram after his tragic passing. In addition to highlighting the importance of privacy and prayers during this trying time, his sincere post expressed the intense grief and loss he was feeling. Bo-Roc talked about how much he missed his friend C-Knight and how hard it was for him to accept his loss.

Renowned Dove Shack Rapper C-Knight Passes Away at 52

Renowned Dove Shack Rapper C-Knight Passes Away at 52 (Credits: PEOPLE)

The father of C-Knight, George Lee Washington Blount Jr., is still alive. His most well-known contribution was to the hip-hop group Dove Shack, which also featured 2Scoops and Bo-Roc. When Dove Shack made its debut on rapper Warren G’s 1994 album “Regulate… G Funk Era,” it became well-known.

The song “Summertime in the LBC,” which peaked at No. 11 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, No. 54 on the Hot 100 chart, and No. 37 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart in 1995, was the group’s most well-known hit. Other noteworthy tracks from their debut album, “This Is the Shack,” included “Smoke Out.” The popularity of “Summertime in the LBC” was further enhanced when it appeared on the soundtrack of Brian Robbins’ 1995 hip-hop documentary, “The Show.”

The group featured the well-known rapper Nate Dogg on their second album, “Reality Has Got Me Tied Up,” which was released in 2006, more than ten years later. Throughout the 1990s, Dove Shack was acknowledged for its noteworthy contributions to the West Coast G-Funk sound.

In the years that separated the band’s first two albums, C-Knight also pursued a solo career, putting out his solo record “Knight Time” in 2001.

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