Nef The Pharaoh and Rydah J Klyde Pay Tribute to The Jacka in “Out There” Video
The Jacka was one of the most beloved MCs in the Bay Area and his death two years back touched a lot of folks. A couple of people who felt the impact of his passing were Nef The Pharaoh and Rydah J Klyde, who recently dropped the video for their ode to the late MC, "Out There."
Directed by B Giggz, the visual shows Nef rapping about his fondness for Jack, while standing in front of a huge mural dedicated to the rapper in Oakland.
In another scene, the two MCs spit under the street signs at the intersection 94th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland, where Jacka was slain.
The Pittsburg, Calif. native was killed during a shooting in February 2015. The 37-year-old rapper was shot several times and later succumbed to his injuries.
Born Dominic Newton, the Cali MC rose to prominence in the late 1990s as a member of Mob Figaz. He dropped his first studio album, Jacka Of The Mob Figaz, back in 2001 and went on to put out dozens of solo and collaborative projects in the years leading up to his death.
One of his final projects was the joint effort Highway Robbery, he released with Freeway. The cross-country connection meant a lot to the Philly rapper who spoke fondly of his late contemporary. “I flew out there for his funeral and then I spent some time with his family and stuff, stayed out there for like a week,” said Free a month after the death. “And it was hard. Because every time I go out there, his energy that he brings to the table, he’s energetic — he’s just a good person with a good heart, so it’s so good to always have him around. Being out there without him was kind of hard.”
Watch the "Out There" video below.
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