The Jacka was shot and killed in Oakland, California today (February 2), according to CBS San Francisco.
Witnesses said they heard multiple gunshots fired at approximately 8:45 pm PST on MacArthur Boulevard by 94th Street in Oakland.
The CBS report says that no suspects have been identified at press time.
The Jacka was a member of The Mob Figaz. He collaborated with C-Bo, Messy Marv, San Quinn and Berner, among others, during his career, which started in the 1990s.
Last year, The Jacka released the Highway Robbery album with Freeway.
Several artists and fans commented on The Jacka’s passing on twitter, including Raekwon and J-Ro of Tha Alkaholiks.
“RIP tha Jacka sad #BayArea,” Marty James wrote.
James’ tweet is as follows, as are tweets from others regarding The Jacka.
RIP tha Jacka sad #BayArea
— MARTY JAMES (@MartyJames) February 3, 2015
R.I.P. to the #Jacka… I had the pleasure to work with him and Im proud to be a part of his transition to positivity after we hung out in..
— James A. Robinson (@j_ro_alkaholiks) February 3, 2015
It's a crazy time we're livin' in, gotta spread love, stay humble n live life 2 the fullest! Too young for a good man to die! RIP @theJacka
— Kung Fu Vampire (@KungFuVampire) 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
— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) February 3, 2015
HipHopDX would like to extend its condolences to the family and friends of The Jacka.