C-Knight, one of the founding members of the Long Beach-based G-funk collective, The Dove Shack has passed away after he was taken off life support following complications from diabetes.
Mourning his death was his groupmate Bo-Roc, who dubbed the news a “nightmare.” Seemingly at a loss for words, Bo-Roc posted on Instagram, “This is like f**king nightmare I swear this s**t hurt different and I don’t want to talk about s**t to nobody so please just let me be and pray for us…” He emotionally added, “On my soul I love you bro and I already don’t know what the f**k to do wit u being gone…”
A family member tells TMZ that C-Knight, whose real name was Arnez Blount, passed away on Tuesday, November 7 after he was hospitalized since mid-October. He was admitted to the hospital on October 18 due to a high blood sugar level, a result of his diabetes.
C-Knight, along with Bo-Roc and 2Scoops, put out classic songs like “Summertime in the LBC,” “This Is The Shack,” and “Smoke Out.”
In 1995, the trio released their full-length debut, also titled This Is The Shack, on G-Funk Entertainment/Def Jam Recordings; the album peaked at No. 68 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The collection spawned one charting single, the slow-rolling “Summertime in the LBC,” which hit No. 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after being featured in the 1995 hip-hop doc The Show. In addition to the Warren G-produced “This Is the Shack,” the group’s debut featured two songs produced by Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay (“Bomb Drop,” “East Side Party”).
C-Knight released the solo album Knight Time in 2001 and Dove Shack issued their second, and final, album, Reality Has Got Me Tied Up, in 2006.