(AllHipHop News) According to multiple reports, Dominic “Tha Jacka” Newton was killed Monday evening in Oakland, California. Witnesses claimed to have heard gunshots around 8:15 pm. No arrests have been made as of press time.
Tha Jacka (also known as Shaheed Akbar) started his career as a member of The Mob Figaz. As a solo artist he released the albums The Jack Artist, The Street Album, Flight Risk, and others. His most recent project was 2014’s What Happened To the World.
Members of the Hip Hop community offered their condolences on social media. Newton was 37-years-old.
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Damn homie #RIP @theJacka BAY AREA real 1.
— NIP HUSSLE THE GREAT (@NipseyHussle) February 3, 2015
Damn man @theJacka? RIP ???? Sad s###..
— KXNG CROOKED (@CrookedIntriago) February 3, 2015
R.I.P the jacka, had a chance to meet the homie cpl times & build with him & record some joints, my condolences to his family & friends.
— Raekwon The Chef (@Raekwon) February 3, 2015
Man I f##### wit Jacka tuff man…. Was always love when I saw homie… Finna smoke a few in his honor. Damn man.
— Spitta (@CurrenSy_Spitta) February 3, 2015
Still can't believe it @theJacka pic.twitter.com/5reEf5tMrA
— The Lord (@Mikey_MikeUno) February 3, 2015
My show in Oakland March 6th dedicated to my brother @theJacka #RIP, can't believe Imma come to the bay and not see u bro. Literally a 1st.
— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) February 3, 2015
wow damn rip the jacka
— KOOL A.D. (@veeveeveeveevee) February 3, 2015
Damn… RIP @theJacka the Bay Area lost a legend
— G-Eazy (@G_Eazy) February 3, 2015
R.I.P. To Jacka of MobFigaz…Too Young To Keep Losin Our Brothers…
— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) February 3, 2015
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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Watch the CBS San Francisco report on Tha Jacka’s death below.