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When Jadakiss hit the rap scene with his deafening group, the LOX, all hell broke loose. Why, you may ask, well, primarily because there had never been a hip-hip group in history who revolutionized the sound of hip-hop music as fast as they did. ?They?re the only group who knew how to precisely give you lyrical food for your mind while simultaneously making thongs shake and drop (check out the meteoric rise of their platinum Money, Power & Respect for evidence). Plus, they redrew the rap map and became an influential force in the musical genre. Now, as one of the toughest and tightest emcees to ever grip the mic, Jadakiss, the LOX?s front man, is on the move to jump-start his solo career with his unprecedented album?Kiss Tha Game Goodbye?which, due to its brilliance, is destined to go down in history books.
The infamous Jason ?Jadakiss? Phillips has built a career on the backs of wannabe wise guys unaware of his lyrical dexterity. He has been since early childhood. Word on his witty rhyme prowess began spreading thirteen years ago as a potential-laden twelve-year-old rhyme animal clawing at opponents on the tuff turfs of Yonkers, NY. Its not that his opponents were lyrically weak in any shape, form or fashion?, as they would come to battle equipped with some 16-bar ammo. ?It?s just that the born to kill Jadakiss would extinguish whatever little fumes they?d create with fire lines that averaged 40-bars in length?all from the top of his head. ?If anybody was winning a battle it was me,? says Jada confidently in reference to his early street, lyrical brawls. ?I had millions of rhymes that just tore people?s head off.?
Aside from the streets, Kiss says he perfected his wit and his rhyming skills during middle school cafeteria sessions. ?I?d make up little bits and started entertaining during lunch time. I was just messing around, but the people began telling me that I had talent.? A few years later, Jadakiss was afforded the opportunity to get into a recording studio and from that point on parlayed his talent into a remarkable career.
His reputation, like an uncontrollable epidemic, began spreading all over his hometown. World of his battle proficiency and lyrical genius reached the presently wicked Earl ?DMX? Simmons, who, at the time, was already tagged with Yonkers legend status. And given Jadakiss incredible potential, X brought him and Sheek (Styles would later join the LOX) to Darrin ?Dee? and Joaquin ?Waah? Dean of Ruff Ryders, who in turn took the two down to Florida ?s Jack the Rapper conference. ?We wasn?t signed to them or nothing,? Kiss recalls of the golden opportunity. ?They just knew that we was from the same hood as X and they was feeling us. They gave us a chance and we killed it down there.?
Ruff Ryders immediately became Kiss? extended family. Kiss and the Ruff Ryders family would retreat to their Yonker?s Power House Studios and literally eat, sleep and work together. His squad?s hard work, which included a host of classic freestyles housed on DJ Clue tapes, would result in a deal with Bad Boy Entertainment. Their first release, Money, Power & Respect sold 1 million units. The album introduced the crew to the masses, and it gave a glimpse of the extravaganza that was yet to come. The album also provided a podium for hip-hop?s community to experience the artists individually. Jada?s catchy, clever solo cut ?All for the Love,? which also highlighted the beginning of Swizz Beatz phenomenal career, initiated calls for Kiss? solo album榯he people wanted more of his musical blowtorch.
Jadakiss? resume kept on growing as he continued to work with highly acclaimed megastars, and everyone was watching closely. Along with the penning of Sean ?Puffy? Combs? chart-topping ?Benjamins? verse he delivered sure-fire bars on classic posse cuts such as Notorious B.I.G?s ?Last Days,? Jay-Z?s ?Reservoir Dogs? and Noreaga?s ?Banned From TV.? But after his solo gem on Ruff Ryders Vol.1 ?Kiss of Death,? those solo requests turned into loud demands. The call, he says, haven?t added any pressure. He rightfully feels this album will put him atop rap?s podium. ?I feel that I?m one of the best, definitely,? asserts Kiss. ?That?s how you?re supposed to think. They? re a lot of dudes that are nice and there?s people that I looked up to before I even came into the game, but that?s how I feel about myself. I got to make a strong impact in the game.?
The celebrated, late Notorious B.I.G. also admired Kiss? wordplay. ?He pulled me aside and told me that he wanted to work with me. He wanted me to write some songs for Cease?s album. After he passed things got discombobulated.?
In order to make that strong impact he talks about, the 25-years old MC has expanded his arsenal. 楽o much that he has recently been collaborating with other super artists for added dimension (Sunshine Anderson?s ?Heard It All Before? remix, the DJ Clue mega hit ?Back to Life 2001? featuring Mary J. Blige and Mya?s scorching hit ?Best of Me?). His other incredible hits also includes ?Got It All? (featuring Eve) and the charged-up ?Fiesta? remix (featuring R. KELLY). Now, Kiss is taking his career one stop further toward stardom.
Along with his jab and move punch lines aimed at hip-hop junkies, Jadakiss? Kiss Tha Game Goodbye cuts to the aforementioned other audience榗uts that?ll undeniably put him in ranks among the heavyweights. The charged-up radio smash hit ?We Gonna Make It? electrified airwaves throughout the country. Swizz?s maniac Trinity keyboard mastery provides much spunk to the semi sexual, semi comical ?On My Way? and the biographical ?Feel Me? is arguably Kiss? best work to date. The track, a 40-bar summary of Kiss? entire life, will prove to be some of the best storytelling hip-hop has heard this year. On ?All For Love,? Kiss said, ?When you think of me, you think of a problem,??which ?till this day has proven to be true.
Kiss Tha Game Goodbye has appeal. His ability to mix gangsterism and braggadocio is absolutely first-rate. Jadakiss?s menacing voice and thunderous production create a masterful musical atmosphere that thrills and intimidatesa ? a superb blend of hard-core sounds and sensibilities.
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Jadakiss flow extrodinare | Reviewer: Ibz | 5/20/12
Jadakiss is the most underated rap artist there is. Hes blown
other rivals to bits and his album kiss of death was fantastic .
his lyrics are on fire. We love you jada. Your the best
TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN | Reviewer: freddy | 7/6/09
this niggaz is one of the realest niggaz av ever known.u dont wanna put numbers on Jadakiss.i like to think jadakiss a rap proffessor.i dont really understand when a nigga tries to battle jadakiss coz the bottom line iz,jada will rep to the fullest.jada knowz we like hot and so he keeps it hot for the streets.its official,this nigga real,.down wid jadakiss for life(D block)
JADA top 5 dead or alive | Reviewer: uallredyno | 11/30/07
Kiss is the realest rapper out and the numbers dont matter bacuz one jadakiss song has ten times more lyrical skills then any song from any other rapper....keep doing your thing man
jadakiss is tight | Reviewer: cobra | 9/20/07
i feel that jadakiss is tight as an emcee and he's still got his game on lock - i thick that mc's need to do tracks like ''why'' ,by jadakiss ,i am speaking as an emcee who is currently not feeling hiphop from usa because of all the flossing in hiphop . im from south africa
no nigga come above him (jadakiss) | Reviewer: wayneisha | 9/16/07
man...jadakiss is just every down azz bitch dream is is just so fuckn rel on some real g shit 2 keep on tha 100 i love him so much u dnt understand if something ever happing 2 him i will be sick yo on su, sum real shit
ooooh my god i love jadakiss | Reviewer: Karlina | 8/6/07
ooooh my goodness nobody understands how much I love jadakiss. He is my favorite rapper, and the best rapper of all time. I do not understand why everybody is so stuck on lil wayne hard. Like seriously he does not even write his own rhymes. Jadakiss is all pure. Look you don't even understand how much i love jadakiss. My email address even has his name on it. "firstname.lastname@example.org".
I KNOW A PERSON WHO'S SKILLZ ARE EVEN PASS HIS | Reviewer: jjergens | 4/16/07
THERE'S A YOUNGMAN BY THE NAME OF GRUN-G,HE'S A PHILADELPHIA NATIVE I FOUND OUT ABOUT HIS MUSIC THRU MYSPACE(WWW.MYSPACE.COM/GRUNGHOOD)THIS YOUNGMAN IS BY FAR THE MOST TALENTED MC I VE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE AND I M 32,WHEN YOU LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC IT REMINDS YOU OF THE LOX'S FRONT MAN JADAKISS,YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND
good lifetime | Reviewer: ryan | 3/24/07
Yo I like this entry I think jadakiss has a talent at rap and is one of the best rappers in the rap game and I think he should make another album because I would like to buy it.
ryan | Reviewer: ryan | 3/24/07
What's good my name is ryan I am 13. when I grow up I want to be a rapper. I admire jadakiss he is my favorite rapper. I think I have a talent for rap because I know how to rhyme and everything. I just hate snitches I can not stand them at all. They think if they snitch they can get away with something but look you are just making it harder on yourself by snitching because who ever you snitch on will probabally go and fuck you up. See that is why you can't snitch. If that person you snitch on can't fuck you up he will probabally get someone that is able to fuck you to do it. Whell anyways I got arested twice the first time was for vandalisim. Me and my brother got arested together. We where tagging up I wrote my tag I was done then I gave the can to my brother and he started tagging up and then a undercover cop car came ran up to us and threw us to a wall and searched our pockets. So then they put hancuffs on us and threw us in the back of the car. The second time I got arrested it was me my brother, my friend kevin, my friend zaier, my friend luis, and my friend christian. We were on a roof and my dumass friend luis took a glass bottle and threw it at a parked car. so when we ran down stairs the owner of the car came and called the police and got arested. Yup that's what I got to say right now
HATERS ,HATERS ,HATERS!!!!!!! | Reviewer: michele perry | 3/15/06
THERE'S AN OLD SAYING OF MINE JEALOUSY WONT GET YOU NO WHERE BUT DEAD OR LOCKED UP.JADA IS WON OF THE BEST OUT THERE, SO DON'T HATE. IT WON'T GET YOU ANY WHERE. HE'S DOING HIS THING. DO YOURS. WHEN HE SAID THE CHAMP IS HERE ALL YOU FAKE RAPPERS KNEW YOU BETTER BEWARE!!HE'S HOTTER THAN EVER.KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING JADA. KEEP LAUGHING. THERE'RE JOKERS, CALL THEM JOKEY HA,HA,HA,HA,HA !!!!!!M.PERRY ,DC.
laughing stock | Reviewer: cda | 10/3/05
Oh my fucking god how shit can a rapper be. jadashit do us all a favour and please stop rapping. :good points=nothin :bad points=everything he acts gangsta but hes a barbie when it comes rappin talent(which he has none)congrats on being the worst rapper alive from the one and only cda
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