Shed a couple tears for the Ummah in the Bay!!! For some reason I REALLY feel disheartened by THIS to say the least, my G!!! The Jack was one of them dudes that work 5X Harder than ya average artist, had a unique voice, and a unique angle on what TRULY goes down in the streets......WOW!!! Many condolences to the family of the late, great, "Jack Artist (the nigga that rap hardest!!!)".....SALUTE!!! - fatherama
Check the News Confirmation:
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A Bay Area rapper was k!lled in a shooting in East Oakland Monday night.
KPIX 5 Reporter Christin Ayers confirmed that the shooting victim was 37-year-old Dominic Newton, a rapper who went by the stage name “The Jacka.”
Witnesses said they heard several shots fired around 8:15 p.m. on MacArthur Boulevard by 94th Avenue.
So far, no suspects have been identified.
According to AllMusic, The Jacka is originally from Pittsburg and began his rap career in the late 1990s as a member of Mob Figaz, before launching a solo career in 2001.
Fans took to Twitter to express their disbelief and grief.