|Born||August 12, 1977|
|Origin||Pittsburg, San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States|
February 2, 2015 (aged 37)|
|Genres||West Coast hip hop|
|1998 - 2015|
|Labels||The Artist Records, Mob Figaz LLC, SMC Recordings|
|Mob Figaz, C-Bo, Mac Dre, Yukmouth, E-40, Dru Down, Cormega, Baby Bash, Paul Wall, Berner, Freeway, San Quinn, Andre Nickatina, Strong Arm Steady, Planet Asia, Spice-1, Ampichino, T-Nutty, J. Stalin, Joe Blow|
Dominick Newton (August 12, 1977 - February 2, 2015), better known by his stage name The Jacka, was an American rapper from Pittsburg, California. The Jacka began his career as part of the rap group Mob Figaz, whose first album, C-Bo's Mob Figaz, was released in 1999. Newton converted to Islam at a young age and changed his name to Shaheed Akbar. On February 2, 2015, he was fatally shot by an unidentified gunman in Oakland on 94th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard. Prior to his death, he owned his own label The Artist Records.
His career began with the Bay Area rap group Mob Figaz. Their debut album, C-Bo's Mob Figaz, released in 1999 was a minor hit on the Billboard Hip Hop chart entering in at #63, doing fairly well selling 160,000 units. His first solo release The Jacka of the Mob Figaz in 2001 sold over 30,000 units. Jacka sold these units himself, in the Bay Area and shipping to one-stops across the country. Though great support came from the Bay Area, sixty percent of Jacka's sales came from outside of California. In 2005, The Jacka released his second solo album The Jack Artist but failed to chart. In 2009, The Jacka came out with his third solo album Tear Gas making it #93 on the Billboard chart.
|"Barney (More Crime)"
|"All Over Me" (feat. Matt Blaque)