G-funk rapper C-Knight has died.
The musician, who was a member of the Long Beach-based hip hop ensemble the Dove Shack, was 52.
C-Knight, whose legal name is Arnez Blount, was taken off life support on Tuesday after he was hospitalized on Oct. 18 attributable to complications from diabetes.
The rapper’s father, George Lee Washington Blount Jr., told TMZ that his blood sugar reached dangerous levels and despite receiving dialysis, he suffered a stroke throughout the treatment and went into cardiac arrest.
In accordance with his father, C-Knight was placed on life support after being resuscitated by doctors but he remained unresponsive and there have been no signs of progress.
Still the family remained hopeful and were “praying for a miracle on the time of his death.
The Post has reached out to Blount’s camp for comment.
On Oct. 22, Dove Shack group band member Bo-Roc wrote a heartfelt post on Instagram asking fans and friends to maintain C-Knight of their prayers.
“I’m literally begging all who see’s this post to hope for my brother from one other mother and considered one of my closest friends on this planet Arnez a.k.a C Knight from the Dove Shack,” he wrote. “He’s the founding father of the Dove Shack and the rationale I had the chance to make #summertimeinthelbc for the world so please please send him positive energy and healing prayers.”
Dove Shack, which was made up of the trio of C-Knight, Bo-Roc and 2Scoops, burst onto the scene when the group was featured on Warren G’s debut album “Regulate… G Funk Era” in 1994 after the DJ recognized their talent.
“We grew up in the identical neighborhood, we grew up around one another … together with Nate Dogg … and Snoop [Dogg] too,” C-Knight said to Canada’s Outlaw Radio. “I used to be discovered by Warren G during a rap battle. He had just did the song with Mista Grimm [“Indo Smoke”] … he said he liked the best way I used to be speaking, he liked what I used to be spittin’ and, s—, we was within the studio about 4 days later after that.”
Dove Shack, released their very own album, “This Is The Shack,” in 1996 which spawned the group’s biggest hit single “Summertime In The LBC,” featuring Arnita Porter.
“We wrote that track in quarter-hour, man… it was like low effort,” he told Outlaw Radio. “It’s principally just us reflecting on our growing up in Long Beach … just that whole element of getting summer barbecues and things like that, having fun.”
Today C-Knight and Dove Shack are credited for his or her monumental influence on the gangsta funk (G-Funk) movement that was prevalent within the Nineteen Nineties.