The Jacka

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The Jacka
Birth nameDominick Newton
Also known asShaheed Akbar
BornAugust 12, 1977[1]
OriginPittsburg, California, United States
DiedFebruary 2, 2015(2015-02-02) (aged 37)
Oakland, California
GenresWest Coast hip hop
Years active1998 – 2015
LabelsThe Artist Records, Mob Figaz LLC, SMC Recordings
Associated actsMob Figaz, C-Bo, Mac Dre, Yukmouth, E-40, Dru Down, Cormega, Keak Da Sneak, 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].

Early Life[edit]

Newton was born to 14-year-old parents and became the family breadwinner as a teenager, a role that landed him in prison for a year at age 18.

Newton converted to Islam at a young age and changed his name to Shaheed Akbar. [3]

Career[edit]

His career began with the Bay Area rap group Mob Figaz after the teenaged Newton and several friends were approached by established rap artist C-Bo in a record store and went to a recording studio that day. The guest rappers appeared on "Ride Til We Die," the opening track on C-Bo's 1998 album Til My Casket Drops.[4] 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.

Death[edit]

On February 2, 2015, he was fatally shot by an unidentified gunman in Oakland on 94th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.[7] Prior to his death, he owned his own label The Artist Records.[8]

Discography[edit]

Solo Albums[edit]

Solo Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2005: The Jacka: The Mixtape [12]
  • 2007: The Jacka Is the Dopest
  • 2010: GSlaps Radio Vol. 1 [13]
  • 2011: We Mafia
  • 2011: The Indictment
  • 2012: The Verdict[14]
  • 2012: The Sentence[15]
  • 2013: The Appeal

Collaborative albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Single information
"Hey Girl" (feat. Kazi, Young Uzi)
  • Released: 2001
  • B-side: "From The Bay" (feat. Dee Dee)
  • Album: Jacka of the Mob Figaz
"Barney (More Crime)"
"Never Blink" (feat. J. Stalin, Dubb-20)
  • Released: 2005
  • Album: The Jack Artist
"All Over Me" (feat. Matt Blaque)
  • Released: April 8, 2008
  • B-side: "Shooterz" (feat. Fed-X, Joe Blow)
  • Album: Tear Gas
"Glamorous Lifestyle" (feat. Andre Nickatina)
  • Released: May 5, 2009
  • Album: Tear Gas

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p516936
  3. ^ Lefebvre, Sam. "Remembering The Jacka: Mourned as He Lived". East Bay Express. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  4. ^ Lefebvre, Sam. "Remembering The Jacka: Mourned as He Lived". East Bay Express. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  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 3 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Bay Area Rapper 'The Jacka' Killed In Oakland Shooting". KPIX. 2 Feb 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  8. ^ "The Jacka". Last.fm. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  9. ^ "The Jacka - Jack Of All Trades". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  10. ^ a b c Billboard, Allmusic
  11. ^ Tear Gas chart peaks, Billboard.com
  12. ^ "The Jacka - The Mixtape". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  13. ^ "The Jacka - GSlaps Radio Vol. 1". livemixtapes.com. December 8, 2010.
  14. ^ "The Jacka - The Verdict". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  15. ^ "The Jacka Of The Mog Figaz* - The Sentence". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  16. ^ "Mob Figaz - Mob Figaz". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  17. ^ "Husalah & The Jacka - Animal Planet". datpiff.com. 2006.
  18. ^ "The Jacka, AP9, Husalah - Mob Trial". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  19. ^ "Jacka* & Husalah - Shower Posse". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  20. ^ "The Jacka & Ampichino - Devilz Rejectz - 36 Zipz". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  21. ^ "The Jacka & Ampichino - Devilz Rejectz 3: American Horror Story". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  22. ^ "Berner & The Jacka - Drought Season 3". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  23. ^ "Freeway & The Jacka - Write My Wrongs". datpiff.com. October 14, 2013.

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