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News: Bay Area Rapper The Jacka Killed in Oakland Shooting

The Jacka

Bay Area rapper The Jacka was shot and killed in Oakland on Monday night in a shooting. Witnesses say they heard gunshots and reports show he was gunned down at around 8:15 pm. There have been no suspects identified in the shooting as reports are still developing.

The Jacka, born Dominic Newton, was a native of Pittsburg, California and got his start as a member of the group Mob Figaz. He released his firt solo project, Jacka of the Mob Figaz in 2001 selling 30,000 units independently. He’s worked with many artists including E-40, Mac Dre, Mistah F.A.B. and Freeway. He had also recently founded his own label, called The Artist Records.

Many artists showed their sympathy on twitter in respect to The Jacka. We want to send our condolences to his family and friends.

Freeway had this to say:

‘O Allah, forgive him and have mercy on him and give him strength and pardon him. Be generous to him and cause his entrance to be wide and wash him with water and snow and hail. Cleanse him of his transgressions as white cloth is cleansed of stains. Give him an abode better than his home, and a family better than his family and a wife better than his wife. Take him into Paradise and protect him from the punishment of the grave [and from the punishment of Hell-fire].Ameen! Love you bro!!’

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