The Jacka is a rapper who was a local legend in the Bay Area. Despite his stardom, the popular MC was shot down in East Oakland last night (Feb 2nd.) The 37 year old artist, who’s real name is Dominic Newton, was gunned down around 8:15 p.m. on MacArthur Boulevard. No suspects have been named yet stemming from the incident.
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The Jacka rose to fame in the ’90s as a member of Mob Fingaz. He dropped his debut studio LP back in 2001, and was frequently putting out music ever since. In addition to Mob Fingaz, the Left Coast street legend has worked with Freddie Gibbs, Game, E-40, Nipsey Hussle, Freeway, Currensy and many more. The Jacka may not be a household name in hip-hop culture, but he built a strong West Coast following with his consistent effort dropping gritty and authentic street anthems.
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RIP: Bay Area legend Tha Jacka dies in East Oakland shooting.