While a rapper's death is tragic and heartbreaking for those around them, it becomes a huge source of unity between other rappers and figures. This month marks the two year anniversary since rapper The Jacka was shot and killed in Oakland by an unidentified gunman, and some of his close friends are honoring his legacy.

Jacka's rapper friends are set to gather and celebrate the annual #JackHistoryMonth, which is spearheaded every year by Bay Area music distributor Thizzler On The Roof.

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

That's not all the public is doing to pay homage to The Jacka for #JackHistoryMonth. There will also be a 24-hour featured radio station that will play the MC's music and interviews to honor his legacy.

If you recall, The Jacka was tragically shot and killed on February 2, 2015 by a gunman who has yet to be found. His death his the Bay Area music scene hard, but it looks like his friends are working hard to keep his legacy alive and well.


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