This is a guest post from Cami, our Community Plug.
For those of y’all that know me, you know the Jacka is my all time favorite artist and to me greatest rapper ever. He was such a dynamic artist and embodied what it meant to be from The Bay: rugged, in your face, cultured, avant-garde and fearless.
He was a father, religious man, community member, and icon. In a lot of his music, he talks about praying for guidance, social issues that face the African-American community, and his experiences as a product of his environment. The Jacka accomplished something artists dream about- leaving a legacy. Although he is gone – rest his soul – his legacy and impact still lives in the Bay. Today is the 1 year anniversary of his passing, so today we celebrate his life.
Be sure to come to The New Parish for a free gathering starting at 9pm for the 21+.
Here are my Top 15 Jacka songs:
Gang Starz feat. A-One
Won’t Be Right feat. Celleski – This song was what made me get my first raiders coat
All We Do feat. Laroo and J. Stalin
Never Blink feat. J. Stalin and Dubb 20
Glamorous Lifestyle feat. Andre Nickatina
I Try feat. Ampichino and Jynx
Callin My Name feat. Mistah FAB
Just a Celebrity feat. Sky Baller
Real Niggaz feat. Lenox & Dojah
Not Me feat. Cellski & D-Dre
Girls Say feat. Andre Nickatina