It has been confirmed that Bay Area veteran rapper the Jacka (Shaheed Akbar, born Dominic Newton) was shot and killed in East Oakland on Monday night. He was best known for his solo work, albums with his group Mob Figaz as well as music with other rappers like Houston’s Lil Keke and the Bay Area’s Yukmouth, E-40, Mac Dre, Andre Nickatina, etc. More recently he released an album and a mixtape with Philadelphia’s Freeway. Multiple projects from the Jacka charted, with hundreds of thousands of copies sold during his 15-year career. Akbar was 37 at the time of his death. RIP

Source: CBS

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