The Jacka

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The Jacka
Birth nameDominick Newton
Also known asShaheed Akbar
BornAugust 12, 1977[1]
OriginPittsburg, San Francisco Bay Area, 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, 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[edit]

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[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Solo mixtapes[edit]

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

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