Long Beach rapper C-Knight—one of the founding members of the G-funk collective Dove Shack—is on life support after having a stroke, according to TMZ.
Born Arnez Blount, C-Knight was hospitalized Oct. 18 due to complications from diabetes and suffered a stroke while receiving dialysis, the rapper’s father, George Lee Washington Blount Jr., told TMZ reporters. George has since reported that his son is unresponsive and is awaiting further tests.
Just days after C-Knight’s hospitalization, Dove Shack group member Bo-Roc shared on Instagram: “I’m literally begging all who see’s this post to pray for my brother from another mother and one of my closest friends in the world Arnez a.k.a C Knight from the Dove Shack. He’s the founder of the Dove Shack and the reason I had the opportunity to make #summertimeinthelbc for the world so please please send him positive energy and healing prayers.”
C-Knight, who constantly gives props to Warren G as his discoverer, joined Bo-Roc and 2Scoops to form Dove Shack after appropriately appearing on Warren’s track, “This Is the Shack,” on the G-Funk masterpiece that is “Regulate… G Funk Era.”
Come 1995, Dove Shack further drove G-Funk and Long Beach into the annals of hip-hop history with “Summertime in the LBC”—a song that would not only make the Billbaord Hot 100 but chart at No. 11 on the Hot Rap Songs that year.