Popular 90s rapper Hurricane G, also known as Hurricane Gloria, has died, EPMD’s Erick Sermon revealed on Sunday.

“My heart is hardened today. One of my good friends…. my oldest daughters mother passed away today,” Sermon wrote on Instagram, describing her as “a legend in her own right in the Hiphop community.”

“She paved the way,” Sermon wrote. “She was in all the Hiphop magazines with all the top females at the time. She will be missed all around the world. I can’t believe this. Pray for us. Beautiful blessings. She was a beautiful person a wonderful mother as real as they come.”

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The African-Puerto Rican rapper featured in Redman’s single Tonight’s Da Night’s opening. She shot to fame in the 1990s and was active until her death.

Who was Hurricane G?

Born Gloria Rodríguez in Brooklyn, New York City, Hurricane G has a Puerto Rican descent. Her 1997 single release “Somebody Else” charted at number 10 by Billboard Magazine on Hot Rap Singles, and at number 54 on their Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

She was the Hit Squad’s first female member, and made guest appearances on albums by Keith Murray, Redman, Xzibit, Delinquent Habits, Funkdoobiest, the Cocoa Brovaz, and others. She also appeared on Puff Daddy’s track “P.E. 2000”. She was the first woman to join the Hit Squad when it was still in its early stages.

Her much-delayed debut album, All Woman, was released in 1997.

Producer Domingo Padilla shared his condolences on Instagram.

“R.I.P. to my good friend Hurricane G. Really sad news to get. I was blessed to know her and produce her debut album. God bless her family and daughter,” Padilla said.

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She released two studio albums in her career, named All Woman (1997) and Mami & Papi (2013). The second album was a collaboration project with Thirstin Howl III, another American rapper.

She is survived by her daughter, Lexus.