The Jacka Murdered In Oakland, California
Pittsburg, California veteran MC The Jacka has been murdered in nearby Oakland, California last night (February 2). The 37 year-old Mob Figaz co-founder born Dominic Newton was fatally shot in East Oakland shortly after 8pm local time. According to a local CBS News report, suspects have not been identified.
Jacka made his breakthrough in 1999, with the Figaz, under the tutelage of veteran Sacramento, California MC C-Bo. The group would also include Husalah, AP.9, Ryda J. Klyde, and Fed-X. C-Bo’s Mob Figaz was a cult-championed effort for Bo’s West Coast Mafia imprint, with extensive appearances by Yukmouth and Spice 1.
Outside of a handful of Mob Figaz albums, The Jacka released more than a dozen solo efforts. 2009’s Tear Gas and 2011’s Flight Risk were among the bigger offers. The former, released through SMC Recordings, would grab a Top 100 debut, and include features ranging from Zion I and Devin The Dude, to Paul Wall and Cormega. Additionally, Jacka made multiple collaborative projects with Freeway, as well as Lil Keke, Laroo, and Andre Nickatina. His last project was 2014’s Highway Robbery with Free, a follow-up to their 2013 mixtape.
As a guest, The Jacka appeared on prominent albums by E-40, as well as work for Yuk’, Game, Tha Outlawz, and others.
Ambrosia For Heads would like to extend condolences to the family, friends, and fans of The Jacka at this time.