The news of The Jacka’s passing was, and still is a tough pill to swallow for rap fans in the Bay Area and all over the world.
To help remember, appreciate and celebrate The Jacka, we’ve compiled a special tribute edition of Fresh Out, dedicated to the man behind the voice we listen to every day.
Selections of this tribute album were taken from his solo, duo, group and compilation material; 90 albums spanning 17 years.
The Jacka was a one of kind artist, who was loved and revered like no other by his friends, family, community and fans worldwide.
Rest In Peace Shaheed (Dominic L. Newton) Akbar aka “The Jacka.”
Click the following link to download Fresh Out – The Jacka: What Happened To The World (Tribute Album) FREE!
The Jacka Tribute Album:
01. What’s Happening World feat. The Jacka
02. Million Miles feat. The Jacka
03. The Jacka Blues feat. The Jacka
04. This Is The Mob 4 Life feat. The Jacka, San Quinn, Husalah, Messy Marv
05. Barney (More Crime) Remix feat. The Jacka, Cormega, Rydah J. Klyde
06. Jacka Zip feat. The Jacka
07. Everyday feat. The Jacka
08. All We Do (Remix) feat. The Jacka, Laroo, J. Stalin
09. Gang Starz feat. The Jacka, A-One
10. Pigeon On T-Shirt feat. The Jacka, Husalah
11. Go Cop Whateva feat. The Jacka
12. California Gangsta feat. The Jacka, Fed-X
13. Da Underworld feat. The Jacka, B-Luv, Macke
14. From The Hood feat. The Jacka, Traxamillion, Husalah, San Quinn
15. Mobbin feat. The Jacka, Sleepy D, D-Lo
16. Turned Out (Action) feat. The Jacka, Akata
17. Won’t Be Right feat. The Jacka, Cellski
18. Marshawn Lynch (Remix) feat. The Jacka, Rick Ross, Mistah F.A.B., Shady Nate, The Pack
19. Tailor Made feat. Mob Figaz
20. Trap House feat. The Jacka, Berner, Don Toriano, Goldtoes
21. Goin 4 Blood feat. The Jacka, AP.9, Husalah
22. Devilz Rejectz feat. The Jacka, Ampichino
01. Money feat. The Jacka, Husalah
02. Glamorous Lifestyle feat. The Jacka, Andre Nickatina
03. A Gangsta’s Gangsta feat. The Jacka
04. Dope feat. The Jacka, 12 Gauge Shotie
05. Slap the 55 Round feat. The Jacka
06. M.O.B. feat. The Jacka, Smigg Dirtee, Mobb Deep
07. Been Awhile feat. Dubb 20, Husalah
08. Knockin Niggas Off feat. The Jacka
09. Real Niggaz feat. The Jacka, Lenox, Dojah
10. Real Niggaz feat. Mob Figaz, C-Bo
11. Mob Shit feat. The Jacka, Pimp Pooh, Laz the Boy, Peezy
12. Can’t Loose Again feat. The Jacka, Laroo, Big Brim, Boo Banga
13. My Middle Name Is Crime feat. The Jacka, Andre Nickatina
14. Mafia feat. The Jacka, Big Hollis
15. Move Mean feat. The Jacka, Young Lean
16. Angel Dust feat. The Jacka, Joe Blow, Reign
17. Aspen feat. The Jacka
18. Storm feat. The Jacka, Cormega
19. Mob Reflections feat. Joe Blow
20. Better Than All The Rest feat. The Jacka
21. Snowflake feat. The Jacka, Evangillest
22. Sunnah Boys feat. The Jacka, Freeway, Killer Mike
01. It’s The Jack feat. The Jacka
02. Boomin System feat. The Jacka, Bo Strangles
03. Ridin High feat. The Jacka, Joe Blow, Berner, Fam Syrk
04. This Is For feat. The Jacka, Yukmouth, Pretty Black
05. Dancefloor feat. The Jacka, WOK
06. Freestyle feat. The Jacka, Husalah
07. Funk feat. The Jacka, Messy Marv, Dubee
08. Tonite feat. The Jacka, Laroo, Lee Majors, Matt Blaque
09. Poed Up feat. The Jacka, Lee Majors
10. On Methazine feat. The Jacka
11. Cocaine feat. The Jacka, Husalah, Keak Da Sneak, Lee Majors, Messy Marv, Fed-X, Yukmouth, G-Stack, Dru Down, Rahmean, Cellski
12. Couldn’t Be A Better Player feat. The Jacka, Lil Rue, Joe Blow
13. So Fly feat. The Jacka, Yay Boyz, Cellski, Trill Real
14. Daddy feat. The Jacka, Husalah, Mac Dre
15. Mac Hand feat. The Jacka
16. Girls Say feat. The Jacka
17. Cuz I’m the Mack feat. The Jacka
18. Our Heroes feat. The Jacka, Dubb 20, J. Stalin
19. Where Do We Go From Here feat. The Jacka, I-Rocc, Nilaja
20. Remember Me feat. Street Knowledge
21. I Want It All feat. The Jacka, Lace Leno
22. See It Thru feat. The Jacka, Kae-1, Ampichino
Devin the Dude is from Houston, Texas and is best known for his unique rapping style in addition to his long career as an artist signed to Rap-A-Lot Records.
The advertisement below is from 1998 and promotes Devin’s very first solo studio album, which was self titled “Devin the Dude.”
Not many artists can get away with an album cover featuring themselves taking a shit on the toilet, but clearly Devin pulls it off with the album peaking at 177 on The Billboard 200 record chart.
We are back again with the seventh volume of Fresh Out. As always, this is a completely FREE digital release compiled by the infamous underground record label L-wood Media and exclusively available for you here now.
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The Fresh Out compilations sample the latest underground rap resonating from the streets of Northern California. Past volumes one through six, along with special HBK Gang & HD of Bearfaced editions, are all listed with FREE download links here on Rap Music Guide.
Be on the lookout for more free downloads of the latest underground rap music by L-wood here on the Rap Music Guide blog.
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Fresh Out Volume Seven:
01. My Own feat. Da Alphabets
02. What You Call Dat feat. Petey Mac
03. Remember the Struggle feat. Young Ether
04. Shots Fired feat. June
05. Get Money feat. Joise Bois, Marvaless
06. Don’t Like Me feat. HD, G-Dirty
07. You Can Tell feat. Mac Reese, Lil Raider
08. Oakland Shit feat. Tony Casa’Nova, HBK CJ
09. Never Change Up feat. Lil West
10. Never Take A Day Off feat. ST Spittin
11. UOENO IT feat. Killa Fresh
12. Choices feat. E-40
13. Told Me feat. A-Wax, Too Short
14. 2 Dungeons Deep feat. Jacka, Blahk Jesus
15. Count It Up feat. Young T
16. I Wanna Be Paid feat. C-Dubb, Young Droop
17. Rappin Is A Hobby feat. Reese Loc, Ron Ron
18. I Don’t Fuck Wit Em feat. Young Ro
19. This Is Life feat. Joe Blow
20. Pain On The Block feat. B-Dawg, Shadow
21. On Me feat. Iamsu, Kool John, Rich Homie Quan
22. Bitch feat. Hoodstarz, Lil Blood, Lil Rue, Jacka, HD, Lil Rod Da Goer
23. 3 Mill feat. Berner
Believe it or not, this is actually an advertisement for Sound Arts Recording Studio in Houston, Texas.
Their marketing technique was placing these ads in rap magazines, not only to congratulate the Geto Boys for their Gold LP “We Can’t Be Stopped” with over 900,000+ sales, but also to make sure everyone knows it was recorded and mixed exclusively at their studio in the “hip hop capital of the Southwest.” Which is Houston, Texas of course.
Checkout the old 4080 Magazine with Master P on the cover. He’s showing off a Motorola brick flip phone and 2 pagers. Because back then you had to have one for the dope fiends and the other for your bitches.
It’s open season on playa haytas… See ya!
Yukmouth is from East Oakland, California and launched his career as part of the multi-platinum group the Luniz. Yukmouth is also the founder of The Regime, Smoke-A-Lot Records and Godzilla Entertainment.
We dug up a promotional photo of Yukmouth before he left Rap-A-Lot Records, as you can tell by the large chain front and center. The reason there is a Virgin logo on the photo is because they were the official distributor of Rap-A-Lot Records from 1994–2000.
Now, Yukmouth is representing his own label, Smoke-A-Lot Records. You can also find him on Twitter & Instagram.
In the winter 2014 edition of XXL Magazine there is well written article by Dan Rys featuring an interview with E-40, coincidentally titled “All Due Respect.”
E-40 goes into great detail about being an OG, and how he has been releasing albums for 26 years. He also speaks about his new role in the rap game and how he has evolved since he got started as a youth.
40 Water also explains why he is able to release so many albums each year, and he even tells his secret to dropping multiple albums at once. During the interview he states that he will still be releasing albums even when he is an old man. From the sounds of it he is definitely not planning on slowing down anytime soon.
After reading the entire interview we flipped to page 46 to find a page titled “Hustler Musik”, which features a full spread dedicated to every E-40 album from 1988 to 2014.
We couldn’t help but notice that the some of the album covers were taken directly from our website!
M.V.P. The Kings Men and The Click Down & Dirty both clearly have our watermark on them. If you couldn’t find them we drew helpful red arrows pointing to the albums in the photo below.
It’s also obvious to us that they cropped out our logo from the albums covers of the cassette tapes for Let’s Side & Mr. Flamboyant.
It’s nice to see professionals in the industry using Rap Music Guide as a tool to research E-40’s discography. Next time we would appreciate a shout out though! Don’t be afraid to cite your sources.
As the great rapper E-40 said in the XXL interview… “See, I’m a OG so I gotta lace these unlaced people out there.”
Shout out to the Amassador of the Bay, Charlie Hustle aka The Ballatician!
Showin’ Love Records recently released some extremely rare music from the Midwest that we were glad to get our hands on.
They sent us a their limited edition vinyl & chrome cassette releases of Coop MC & Point 5 Posse, and the quality is top notch! Also inclosed with the albums was a letter with additional information about the rare material they released.
Showin’ Love was founded in 2013 and specializes in the genre of g-funk. Their mission is to uncover previously unreleased Dallas & Ft. Worth underground rap albums, just like these gems.
Most of Coop MC’s music on these albums was produced by the legendary Fort Worth Producer Ernie G, who also did the production for One Gud Cide.
The Coop MC albums titled “The Hilltop” released on cassette tape & “Watt Up Homie” released on maroon marbled vinyl records, was originally recorded in the late 1990′s during the phetamine era, but never officially released. Both albums feature production by DFW’s Ernie G, Buga Green and feature rappers P.I.G. and Nothin’ 2 Lose.
The Point 5 Posse Swisher EP was recorded in Dallas in 1995 and has gone unreleased for more than 15 years. Even though the entire album was recorded, it was never released. The only track to ever see limited play was a cassette single release for G’s Only.
Featured on the album is an uncredited appearance by Dallas legend MC DOE. We suggest you pick up a copy at Showin’ Love Records before they run out!
Here’s an old Dru Down flyer from 1996 that Phunky Phat Graph-X whipped up for a show at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, to promote his album Can You Feel Me.
For those of you who did make it to this show eighteen years ago, I hope you got to see the opening act, Mac Dre R.I.P.
Cross Colours launched in 1989 and was one of the first companies to make urban gear fashionable with affordable brightly colored T-shirts, over-sized jackets, hats and baggy pants each accompanied with messages like “Stop D Violence” and “Educate 2 Elevate.”
Rappers such as Dr. Dre & Snoop Doggy Dogg latched onto the stuff, which helped establish a fashion market based around black inner-city youth.
The advertisement you see below depicts Cross Colours at its very best. Once Will Smith started wearing it on his TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the brand began to loose its iconic style.