CBS reports that the Jacka, the veteran cult-hero Bay Area rapper, was killed last night in East Oakland. He was shot several times around 8PM on MacArthur Blvd., and no suspects have been identified. He was 37.
The Jacka was born Dominic Newton in Pittsburg, California. At a young age, he converted to Islam and took the name Shaheed Akbar. He first rose to prominence in the late ’90s as part of C-Bo’s Mob Figaz crew. He releasedJacka Of The Mob Figaz, his first solo album, in 2001, In 2014 the Jacka released two albums: The solo albumWhat Happened To The World and Highway Robbery, a collaborative album with Freeway. We would like to to send our prayers, deepest sympathy, and sincere condolences to the family. Rest in peace, Dominic “The Jacka” Newton.