Bay Area Rappers Celebrate #JackHistoryMonth


(AllHipHop News) It has been almost two years since late Bay Area rapper The Jacka was shot and killed in Oakland.

Despite the cold case, the rapper’s friends are celebrating the annual #JackHistoryMonth, to pay tribute to the slain rapper.

The yearly event is spearheaded by Bay Area music distributor Thizzler On The Roof.

“The Jacka was a huge part of the Bay Area rap community. He was universally loved and respected, and a lot of people were personally affected by his music and his generosity,” Thizzler founder Matt Werner told NBC News.

In addition to a tribute event, #JackHistoryMonth will also feature a 24-hour radio station featuring The Jacka’s music and interviews.

Police are still looking for the gunman who killed The Jacka, born Shaheed Akbar, on February 2, 2015.