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The Jacka
The Jacka
Dominick Newton
Shaheed Akbar
Born August 12, 1977[1]
Origin Pittsburg, San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Died February 2, 2015(2015-02-02) (aged 37)
Oakland, California
Genres West Coast hip hop
1998 - 2015
Labels The Artist Records, Mob Figaz LLC, SMC Recordings
Mob Figaz, C-Bo, Mac Dre, Yukmouth, E-40, Dru Down, Cormega, Baby Bash, Paul Wall, Berner, Freeway, San Quinn, Andre Nickatina, Strong Arm Steady, Planet Asia, Spice-1, Ampichino, T-Nutty, J. Stalin, Joe Blow

Dominick Newton (August 12, 1977 - February 2, 2015), better known by his stage name The Jacka, was an American rapper from Pittsburg, California. The Jacka began his career as part of the rap group Mob Figaz,[2] whose first album, C-Bo's Mob Figaz, was released in 1999. Newton converted to Islam at a young age and changed his name to Shaheed Akbar. On February 2, 2015, he was fatally shot by an unidentified gunman in Oakland on 94th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.[3] Prior to his death, he owned his own label The Artist Records.[4]

Early career

His career began with the Bay Area rap group Mob Figaz. Their debut album, C-Bo's Mob Figaz, released in 1999 was a minor hit on the Billboard Hip Hop chart entering in at #63, doing fairly well selling 160,000 units.[5] His first solo release The Jacka of the Mob Figaz in 2001 sold over 30,000 units. Jacka sold these units himself, in the Bay Area and shipping to one-stops across the country. Though great support came from the Bay Area, sixty percent of Jacka's sales came from outside of California.[6] In 2005, The Jacka released his second solo album The Jack Artist but failed to chart. In 2009, The Jacka came out with his third solo album Tear Gas making it #93 on the Billboard chart.

Discography

Solo albums

Mixtapes

Collaborative albums

With Mob Figaz alumni

With Ampichino

With Berner

Notable collaborations

Additional collaborations

Compilations

Singles

Single information
"Barney (More Crime)"
"All Over Me" (feat. Matt Blaque)
  • Released: April 8, 2008
  • B-side: "Shooterz" (feat. Fed-X, Joe Blow)
  • Album: Tear Gas

See also

References

  1. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p516936
  3. ^ "Bay Area Rapper 'The Jacka' Killed In Oakland Shooting". KPIX. 2 Feb 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "The Jacka". Last.fm. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/Jacka%2C+The
  6. ^ "The Jacka- The Indictment". thebayisback.com. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Tear Gas chart peaks, Billboard.com
  8. ^ "Husalah & The Jacka - Animal Planet". datpiff.com. 2006.
  9. ^ a b c Billboard, Allmusic
  10. ^ "The Jacka - GSlaps Radio Vol. 1". livemixtapes.com. December 8, 2010.
  11. ^ "Freeway & The Jacka - Write My Wrongs". datpiff.com. October 14, 2013.
  12. ^ "The Wait Is Over!! The CHICKENHILL Project~> New Music & Video Leaks". Mad Mimi. Retrieved 2015.

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