Bay Area Rapper The Jacka Murdered In Oakland + Last Sway In The Morning Visit

We send our condolences to The Jacka’s family this morning. He’s been a Bay Area representative for years and it’s sad to see him leave this way. OAKLAND we have to start doing better.

CBS San Francisco reports that the 37-year-old, whose real name is Dominic Newton, was gunned down on MacArthur Boulevard by 94th Avenue in the Eastmont area of Oakland.

Witnesses said they heard several shots fired around 8:15 p.m. local time, according to reports. Currently no suspects have been identified. The Jacka, whose career started in the late-90s, was a member of The Mob Figaz. A respected artist on the underground circuit, The Jacka and Philly rapper Freeway released their collaborative Highway Robbery LP in 2014.

Remembering The Jacka on Sway in the Morning.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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