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The Jacka (Mob Figaz) - conducted by Todd E. Jones  

The Jacka Will Jack Your Sh*t!

September 2005

MVRemix: What was the last incident of racism you experienced?

The Jacka: I can’t remember at the moment.

MVRemix: Death penalty. For or against?

The Jacka: Against.

MVRemix: Where were you on the September 11th terrorist attack? How did you deal with it? How has it affected the music industry?

The Jacka: I was in killa Cali. I was like, ‘Damn!’ It just made me more serious.

MVRemix: How do you feel about the US involvement in the Middle East?

The Jacka: Wack. The U.S. is killing people that pray to God, all day every day.

MVRemix: Word association. I am going to say the name and you say the first word that pops into your head. So, if I said ‘Public Enemy’, you may say, ‘Revolution’ or ‘Fight The Power’. If I said, ‘The Beatles’, you may say, ‘Revolver’ or ‘Yoko Ono’.

MVRemix: Hieroglyphics.

The Jacka: Oakland.

MVRemix: Jurassic 5.

The Jacka: Jurassic Park.

MVRemix: 50 Cent.

The Jacka: Tattoos.

MVRemix: Eminem.

The Jacka: 8 Mile.

MVRemix: Jay-Z.

The Jacka: Camel.

MVRemix: Atmosphere.

The Jacka: Never heard of them.

MVRemix: Dead Prez.

The Jacka: Struggle.

MVRemix: Pharcyde.

The Jacka: Fat lips.

MVRemix: Phife Dawg.

The Jacka: Check The Rhyme.

MVRemix: Gangstarr.

The Jacka: I was raised like a Muslim.

MVRemix: Rakim.

The Jacka: Microphone.

MVRemix: Lyrics Born.

The Jacka: Light skin n*gga.

MVRemix: Necro.

The Jacka: Internet.

MVRemix: Cormega.

The Jacka: Queensbridge.

MVRemix: Curtis Mayfield.

The Jacka: Dope.

MVRemix: Gil-Scott Heron.

The Jacka: Don’t know him.

MVRemix: George Bush.

The Jacka: America.

MVRemix: Who are some artists you would like to work with in the future?

The Jacka: Sizzla and VP Records.

MVRemix: Who are some producers you would like to work with in the future?

The Jacka: Neptunes.

MVRemix: What is the biggest mistake you have made in your career?

The Jacka: Getting locked up.

MVRemix: What advice would you give to an up and coming hip-hop emcee?

The Jacka: Grind every day, hard!

MVRemix: What do you think hip-hop needs these days? What is it lacking?

The Jacka: Pride.

MVRemix: What song are you most proud of?

The Jacka: Whatever is dope. It doesn’t necessarily got to be rap. Whatever is truly dope.

MVRemix: What CDs or LPs have been in your CD player or on your turntable recently?

The Jacka: Black Uhuru.

MVRemix: Favorite movies?

The Jacka: ‘City Of God’ and ‘Shottas’.

MVRemix: If you could remake any classic hip-hop song, what song would it be?

The Jacka: ‘Teenage Love’ by Slick Rick.

MVRemix: What do you do when you are incredibly stressed out?

The Jacka: Smoke incredible weed.

MVRemix: What are some misconceptions do you think people have of you?

The Jacka: they think I’m light skinned.

MVRemix: How do you think that you have matured, evolved, or changed as a group?

The Jacka: As the Mob Figaz, we all step up so we can go down as the best group alive.

MVRemix: In hip-hop, what kind of styles of styles do you see coming in the future?

The Jacka: More industry bullsh*t. That’s all.

MVRemix: What is in the future for The Jacka or Mob Figaz tours? Remixes? Collaborations?

The Jacka: I look lovely at the moment. Us and C-Bo are working on a new Mob Figaz album as we speak.

MVRemix: Any final words?

The Jacka: Stay tough.

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