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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Jacka Video Tops 1M Views

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Baller Status: The Jacka
  • Baller Status: The Jacka
How dope is Pittsburg rap sensation The Jacka ? His latest album Tear Gas continues to build a ferocious buzz after entering the Billboard Hot 200 at #93. According to his publicist Portia Jackson, the video for his single "Glamorous Lifestyles" (featuring Andre Nickatina) amassed over one million views on worldhiphopstar.com the day of its release (August 21). While the title might conjure visions of opulence and indicate baller-status level mansions, stretch limos, and upscale model chicks, the video is actually somewhat down to earth, with Jacka riding around the streets in a flossy BMW, puffing huge clouds of smoke, wearing a t-shirt (whose inscription reads "kiss my hustlin' ass!") and hollarin' at hoodrats (okay, well-groomed hoodrats). Jacka's sing-songy flow is like candy, and to his credit, he doesn't overpower the song with his vocals -- he whispers more than yells -- allowing his cadence to dominate the proceedings. Watch "Glamorous Lifestyles" in HD on YouTube here.

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