And not a shit was givin' Bay Area rapper shot dead in Oakland: report The Jacka, an influential hip-hop lyricist across three decades, was reportedly gunned down Monday night in Oakland. BY Jason Molinet NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 4:19 AM The Jacka/Instagram Dominic Newton, a Bay Area rapper who went by 'The Jacka,' was found dead in a shooting in East Oakland. A Bay Area rapper whose music has influenced the West Coast hip-hop scene across three decades was gunned down in East Oakland Monday night. DominicNewton, AKA “The Jacka,” was shot in the head at 94th Ave. and MacArthur Blvd. at 8:15 p.m.,KPIX reported. Police do not have a suspect. The 37-year-old Pittsburgh, Calif., rapper made his debut in 1999 as part of the group Mob Figaz, whose album "C-Bo’s Mob Figaz"reached No. 63 on Billboard’s Hip Hop chart. Known as a strong writer and for being Muslim, The Jacka released the solo album “What Happened to the World” last year. Tributes poured in on social media, from Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon to Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard. “R.I.P to "The Jacka" ... Oakland Rap Legend ! Life was taken tonight IN OAKLAND. Got to do better toward our own man,”Lillard tweeted. On My Toes The Jacka is front and center in his final music video, 'On My Toes.'