DubCNN.com is stunned today with the news that Bay Area rapper The Jacka – real name Dominic Newton – was gunned down in East Oakland last night.

The 37 year old rapper was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head at 94th Ave. and MacArthur Blvd. at 8:15 p.m., KPIX reported – at press time Police have no suspects.

Jacka began his career in the late 1990s with the legendary Bay Area group, Mob Figaz, formed by gangster rap pioneer C-Bo. His solo career was a huge independent success over the following years, releasing countless projects, both solo and collaborative – most recently Misfits with Blanco.

DubCNN.com has long featured The Jacka [archives] – including this 2009 interview – and this news has shocked the team. Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, fans and everyone affected by his loss.

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