The Jacka

7.11.17

Husalah, Bay Area Legend, Returns to Rap with Limitless Wisdom

In his first interview in years, Husalah discusses his return to music and the legacy of The Jacka.

12.7.16

Oakland's Philthy Rich Has Made a Shit Ton of Albums and He Has Good Reasons

Watch the premiere of his video for "I Just Might," featuring B.o.B., Cool Amerika, and London Jae.

2.2.16

Philthy Rich, Freeway, and Paul Wall Commemorate The Jacka's Passing with "King Jack"

Listen to the premiere of the song from Philthy's upcoming album on the one-year anniversary of The Jacka's death.

1.21.16

Who the Hell Is Mozzy, the Sacramento Rapper Who Has the Whole West Coast's Attention?

Mozzy shares the new video for "Word Up" and talks about getting the Bay buzzing with his uncompromising, matter-of-fact music.

8.26.15

Welcome to Park Blvd, the Record Store Betting You'll Buy Overlooked Rap Tapes in the Internet Era

Why would two rap bloggers decide to open a record store in 2015?

3.24.15

On the Roof Vol. 2: Mob Forever

Stream Volume Two of On the Roof, dedicated to The Jacka, which features songs from Bobby Brackins, Iamsu!, and The Jacka himself.

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2.4.15

Remembering The Jacka, Bay Area Icon

Looking back on the life of the Oakland rapper, with thoughts from Freddie Gibbs, Mistah FAB, Traxamillion, and Zumbi of Zion-I.

2.3.15

RIP The Jacka

The Oakland rapper was killed in a shooting last night.

10.29.14

Introducing On the Roof, Your New Bay Area Rap Mix

Thizzler shares an indispensable mix featuring Iamsu!, Bobby Brackins, Kehlani, and more.