Jacki-O has had a bit of tumultuous career since breaking out back in 2003. What made most first take notice was her single "Nookie" that was released under a partnership between Poe Boy and TVT Records. She has since parted ways with Poe Boy -- TVT went under as well -- and has gone the independent route. In recent years she's released numerous mixtapes, a couple albums, and even a book, all under her very own Jack Move Entertainment imprint.
While Jacki-O spent a lot of time over the past year promoting her first novel, Grown & Gangsta, which was released in 2008. She's now working on her second book, an autobiography which, according to her Wikipedia page is set to be released this year.
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In the meantime, Jacki-O has returned to the music side of things with her latest mixtape release, inspired by a real life Cocaine Cowboy ... or, rather, Cowgirl. It's called Griselda Blanco: La Madrina, named after the same Griselda Blanco profiled in 2006's Cocaine Cowboys documentary.
Aside from the Cheers-influenced "Get Away" (which could probably have been left out), the mixtape has a very dark feel to it and does partake in more drug talk than anything else. There are no "Nookie"-type records here. But Jacki-O does prove herself as one of the game's hardest-spitting female rappers. Iconz frontman Gorilla Tek contributes production, as do the Colleagues, K.E., and Mike Bangah. Listen for yourself below.