The Jacka: Penning For The Pen

The Mob Figaz veteran talks about his first official solo, making Billboard charts, and Andre Nickatina and Master P.

The prison community and Hip Hop seem to be two industry that would have a natural connection. Most people involved with it artists and all have some type of relation with it. Be it a family member, friend or maybe the artist spent time there, it's a unfortunate truth. It would seem that a lot of artists would try to reach out to that market or speak on it more. The Jacka is an artist who took the time out to actually make his music not just for the freed fan, but the one's in jail as well. With a pretty strong buzz on the west coast particularly in his home are the Bay, he's managed to release albums off his independent label with Tear Gas being his most recent and most acclaimed.

With prevlient talent such as Andre Nickatina, Too Short and E-40 creating a name and representation for the Bay area not to mention the Hyphy movement and slap music that show the innovative and energetic side for the Bay. The Jacka is another Bay artist on the come up who is creating a buzz on the underground. Although The Jacka's widely noticed in the Bay he has collaborations with people such as Freeway and Cormega. This could possibly grab some fans on the east as well. At the end of the day it's all about the music for him.

HipHopDX: What does The Jacka represent?

The Jacka: I represent Hip Hop. I represent Islam. That's basically my main thing; everything else just comes with the territory.



  • Ss1979

    Jacka keeps it all bidness, and getting money is the motive. I can assure you that jack, even though he makes trips to KC in a regular bases he still on his toes when he out there.

  • bruddas pecknizz

    its tru that he could try and step his promotion game up but its not tru to say his hood isen't supproting,it takes 2 mins on the internet to prove that claim wrong,let alone the statements on this thing rite here.we really need to cut down the hate in this world seriously,its not funny bat all becuae dat kinda attutude is wat got the world in da messed up state it is in,on a serious big man ting,this brudda is official and i hope islam is guidin him the right way as it should.