Rapper C-Knight, known as a member of Dove Shack, has died. He was 52.
A family member told TMZ the rapper died on Tuesday after being taken off life support.
C-Knight, whose real name was Arnez Blount, was admitted to the hospital after suffering a stroke on Oct. 18.
On Sunday, C-Knight’s father, George Lee Washington Blount Jr., told TMZ, that the rapper’s stroke was caused by complications from diabetes. At the time, Blount’s father said that C-Knight was in an unresponsive state and doctors were monitoring his brain activity.
Following the death of C-Knight, former collaborator, Bo-Roc paid tribute to the late rapper on Instagram.
“This is like f—ing nightmare I swear this s— hurt different and I don’t want to talk about s— to nobody so please just let me be and pray for us…,” wrote Bo-Roc. “On my soul I love you bro and I already don’t know what the f— to do wit u being gone… 💔💔🙏🏾🙏🏾.”
He is survived by his father, George Lee Washington Blount Jr.
The rapper was best known for his role in the hip-hop group, Dove Shack. The group consisted of C-Knight, Bo-Roc, and 2Scoops. Dove Shack made their debut on rapper Warren G’s 1994 album Regulate… G Funk Era.
The group was best known for their 1995 hit, “Summertime in the LBC,” from their debut album, This Is the Shack. Their first album also included hits “This Is the Shack” and “Smoke Out.”
The “Summertime in the LBC” hit also appeared on the soundtrack of Brian Robbins’ 1995 hip-hop documentary, The Show. After “Summertime in the LBC” was featured on The Show soundtrack, the track reached No. 11 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart, No. 54 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and No. 37 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs.
Over a decade later, the group released their second album, Reality Has Got Me Tied Up, in 2006. The Long Beach-based group featured rapper Nate Dogg on the sophomore album. Dove Shack was celebrated for having a large part in cultivating the West Coast G-Funk throughout the 1990s.
In between the group’s first two albums, C-Knight released a solo LP Knight Time in 2001.