We’re at a total loss for words…. Tonight our big homie The Jacka was killed in East Oakland, apparently by a gunshot to the head. A Bay Area icon was taken from us last night… I would always run into @jackamobfigaz in the randomest places and he was always the coolest, most humble dude. I’ll never forget when @coldasdom and I were filming for the 2013 #BAF10 and we stumbled on Jacka & @therealdubbleoo having a weed and lean picnic in the woods by Lake Merritt lol – with any other gangster rapper it would have seemed totally out of place, but with the Jacka, in a weird way, it just made sense. To celebrate his legacy, we’re streaming The Jacka music videos 24/7 all week on Thizzler. Rest in peace to a true legend. We miss you Jack.
With a long legacy of street hits & radio anthems, Jacka was one of the most respected people in the Bay Area and an underground hero all over the world. His loss is a massive tragedy for the whole Bay Area and beyond. Our prayers go out to his family, his friends, and his manager @GoldenmeanPK. More words and songs from Matt Moretti & YoungMonc below. – Em Dub (Get more details on the actual shooting via SFGate)
RIP to a motherfuckin legend though….The Jacka….was the staple for “it aint about what you say but how you say it”, but don’t get it twisted, he was lyrical as well….but it was the way he delivered his bars is what made him stand out….he didn’t sound like anybody else….he was was a strong believer in his religion and a very good hearted person….there’s a reason everybody has memories and good stories with him, cuz the aura he carried when he met you….he never treated anybody any different….he wasn’t the flashy rapper, he could pull up anywhere in the Bay Area and made it his home and made everyone around him feel like they are a part of his circle….we really lost a good one….i know everybody got a couple jack song that hit home for them….keep slapping that and keep his memories rockin tho….
He up there right now making a dope track with Mac Dre x Johnny Ca$h x Pretty Black x King Freako one more time…. – youngMONC
I’m speechless. I truly can’t believe that The Jacka is gone. Coming up in an era full of rap artists faking it until they made it, The Jacka rapped in a way that felt more meaningful than anyone else. His music was far from an act, a charade, or joke. His lyrics vividly represented the highs and lows of life in a way unmatched by most. The beauty of making money and being surrounded by your loved ones was flawlessly contrasted with the pain and sense of hopelessness that comes with growing up in the streets and dealing with poverty, hunger, and danger. His music provided motivation to continue to succeed no matter what struggles we deal with on a daily basis, or what risks we have to take to survive. And on those dark days when it felt like the world was collapsing around us, in just one or two bars he could express your exact feelings and let you know that you weren’t alone. Sometimes words can’t do justice to describing the feeling music gives you. It just hits you. The Jacka’s music was that way. It was unorthodox, it was different, some people didn’t get it. But The Bay got it, and we loved him. He was the soundtrack to so many lives. He was the spark to so many careers (he was my first published interview). He was a father, a mentor, a best friend, and so much more. He was a true legend and he will be sorely missed yet never forgotten. His impact on The Bay is permanent and will undoubtedly be felt for generations. Rest In Peace, and my sincerest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. – Matt Moretti