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Jadakiss
Birth name Jayson T. Phillips
Also known as Jada, Kiss, The Predator, The Black Babe Ruth, The Champ, Al-Qaida Jada, Forty Cal Kiss
Born May 27, 1975 (1975-05-27) (age 32)
Origin Yonkers, New York
Genre(s) Hip hop
Years active 1994 - present
Label(s) Roc-A-Fella/Ruff Ryders/D-Block
Associated
acts
Sheek Louch, Styles P, D-Block, Ruff Ryders, DMX, Swizz Beatz, Nas, Papoose, Supa Mario, Ja Rule

Jayson T. Phillips (born May 27, 1975), also known by his stage name Jadakiss, is an American rapper. He is a member of the group called D-Block (formerly known as The Lox). He recently signed to Roc-A-Fella Records, an imprint under Def Jam Records Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Roc-A-Fella Records, one of the largest United States hip hop/rap record labels, was co-founded in New York City by hip hop mogul Damon Dash and now multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z in 1995. ... Ruff Ryders Entertainment is a New York-based record label and management company, specializing in hip hop music. ... D Block is a rap group based in Yonkers, New York. ... Sean D. Jacobs (born November 9, 1976 in Brooklyn, New York), better known as Sheek Louch, is a rapper and member of D-Block, the group formerly known as The Lox, which includes Jadakiss and Styles P. He was born in Brooklyn, although, raised in Yonkers, NY. // After appearing on... David Styles (born November 28, 1974), better known as Styles P is an American based rapper. ... D Block is a rap group based in Yonkers, New York. ... Ruff Ryders Entertainment is a New York-based record label and management company, specializing in hip hop music. ... Earl Simmons (born on December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX, is an American rapper and actor who rose to popularity in the late-1990s. ... Kasseem Dean (born September 17, 1978) better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is a New York-based American hip hop record producer/rapper of Puerto Rican & African American descent. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... A papoose (from the Algonquian papoos, meaning child) is an English loanword whose present meaning is an American Indian child (regardless of tribe). ... Supa Mario is the host DJ, producer and the leader of the rap group for D-Block, born and raised in Yonkers, New York City, New York, USA. Technique To let people know who Supa Mario is, he would usually use some T.V. Shows or Video Games saying his... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... Rap redirects here. ... D Block is a rap group based in Yonkers, New York. ... Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ... Def Jam Records is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ...


Jadakiss became a freestyle rapper, engaging in competitions by the time he was twelve. He and some of his early friends were given the opportunity to compete in the Jack the Rapper Competition in Florida, where Jadakiss was noticed for his battle rap ability. He met Dee and Wah of the Ruff Ryders, then a management company, and began hanging out and battling outside of the Ruff Ryders' studio where artists like DMX made their first hits. Freestyle rap is an improvisational form of rapping, performed with few or no previously composed lyrics, which is said to reflect a direct mapping of the mental state and performing situation of the artist. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Ruff Ryders Entertainment is a New York-based record label and management company, specializing in hip hop music. ... Ruff Ryders Entertainment is a New York-based record label and management company, specializing in hip hop music. ... Earl Simmons (born on December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX, is an American rapper and actor who rose to popularity in the late-1990s. ...

Contents

Career

Kiss formed the rap group the Warlox in 1994 with friends Jamaal, Sheek Louch, and Styles P. The group signed to Bad Boy Entertainment later on, where it was suggested they change their name simply to the LOX, which came to stand for Living Off eXperience. They made their first appearance on The Main Source's 1994 LP "Fuck What You Think" on the track "Set it Off". American King Music is a hip hop and R&B record label founded by Shawn Mims and Corey Llewllyn. ... D-Block formerly known as The L.O.X. is a group of 5 emcees originating from Yonkers, New York discovered by Mary J. Blige. ... Fuck What You Think is Main Sources second album. ...


The group, especially Jadakiss, developed a close relationship with The Notorious B.I.G., during which time Jadakiss was taken under B.I.G.'s wing. Thus, after Biggie's shooting death, the group released their first multi-platinum hit in the tribute "We'll Always Love Big Poppa" (the B-side to Puff Daddy's "I'll Be Missing You") in 1997. In 1998, the LOX released Money, Power, Respect. Following this album, they left Bad Boy Records Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an American record producer and CEO and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the driving forces in hip hop in the mid to late 1990s. ... Bad Boy Records (originally Bad Boy Entertainment) is an east coast Hiphop/R&B record label founded by producer/rapper Sean Diddy Combs in 1988 that is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


Jada's debut solo album, Kiss the Game Goodbye, was released in August of 2001 under the Ruff Ryders/Interscope label. The album featured popular guests and producers such as Snoop Dogg and Swizz Beatz, but was written off as repetitive and uninspired. Jadakiss has acknowledged the criticism as, generally speaking, valid, saying the record was done less out of inspiration and more out of contract obligations to Bad Boy. The album produced the single "Put Ya Hands Up" with the chorus "Put ya hands up/nah, f**k it/ Put ya hands down" reflecting Jada's distance from the album. Interscope Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Kasseem Dean (born September 17, 1978) better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is a New York-based American hip hop record producer/rapper of Puerto Rican & African American descent. ...


His second album, Kiss of Death, was released in June of 2004. Before the release, Kiss asked advice of his fans in the form a poll; most claimed the rapper wasn't personal enough in his lyrical stylings, and he released a single with the purpose of bearing his inner thoughts. The song, "Why?", became one of the biggest hits of that year, spawning a remix featuring Styles P, Common, Nas, and Anthony Hamilton. Another single from the record, "You Make Me Wanna" featured Mariah Carey and was a much more commercially driven love song. Kiss of Death did not reflect the popularity of its lead single, but it was better-received than his first effort, eventually achieving platinum-selling status. David Styles (born November 28, 1974), better known as Styles P is an American based rapper. ... Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... Anthony Hamilton (born January 28, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his Platinum-selling second studio album Comin from Where Im From (2003), which featured the singles Comin from Where I... Look up kiss of death in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Recently, in late 2007, Jadakiss signed to Jay-Z's Roc-a-Fella Records, a move Jay had been trying to arrange for a long period of time.[6] He reportedly will have an as-yet-untitled album on Roc-a-Fella in 2008, executive produced by both Jay-Z and the Ruff Ryders CEOs/management team of Dee and Wah.[7] The move comes on the heels of increased D-Block/Roc-a-Fella collaborations; in 2006, Kiss and former rival Beanie Sigel collaborated on DJ Khaled's album Listen..., and in 2007, on Freeway's album Free At Last, while Styles P has appeared on a radio freestyle with Freeway and Sigel, as well as on Ghostface Killah's album The Big Doe Rehab with Beanie Sigel on the track "Barrel Brothers." He has also appeared briefly in Jay-Z's latest video for his American Gangster second single, Roc Boys, in which he appears throwing up the famous Roc-a-Fella sign, the Diamond Cutter. Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ... This article refers to the rapper Beanie Sigel. For the gangster, see Bugsy Siegel. ... DJ Khaled (born November 26, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana), is a Arab American guy who says listen and we the best. ... Leslie Pridgen (born July 8, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) better known as Freeway is an American rapper signed to Jay-Zs Roc-A-Fella imprint under Def Jam Recordings. ... Free at Last is the second studio album by rapper Freeway. ... Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970 in Staten Island, New York), better known by the stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper. ... The Big Doe Rehab is the upcoming seventh album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. ... American Gangster is the tenth studio album by rapper Jay-Z. It was released on November 6, 2007 in the United States. ... Roc Boys is the second single from Jay-Zs tenth studio album, American Gangster. ...


Controversy

Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z

In the early 2000s, Jadakiss was drawn into a beef with Roc-a-Fella Records artist Beanie Sigel when he made comments about artists from Sigel's hometown of Philadelphia. "Beans", as many refer to him, took exception to this and the two began trading disses, even getting the rest of the LOX and Jay-Z involved. Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ... This article refers to the rapper Beanie Sigel. For the gangster, see Bugsy Siegel. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ...


Eventually, Jay-Z apologized to Jada and backed out of the beef; Russell Simmons created an enforced truce between the two artists, which was broken when Sigel started contesting that he won the beef. Kiss dissed back, and the beef was back on until the 2002 Powerhouse Concert, In Philadelphia, where they battled each other (note: they were not on stage at the same time, they each did a verse during there set) still with no clear winner. Shortly before Beans went to jail, he and Kiss made up definitively, performing together at a show; after his release from jail, the two did a remix of a Sheek Louch song and appeared on a track on DJ Khaled's album. Jadkiss recently joined Jay-Z on stage and was introduced as the newest member of Roc-A-Fella. The Lox have also recently stated in interviews that they have signed to Def Jam. Russell Simmons (born October 4, 1957 in Queens, New York), is an American entrepreneur, the co-founder, with Rick Rubin, of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, founder of another label, Russell Simmons Music Group, and creator of the clothing fashion line Phat Farm. ... DJ Khaled (born November 26, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana), is a Arab American guy who says listen and we the best. ...


Ras Kass

When Ras Kass was recording his album Van Gogh, he enlisted the help of infamous hip-hop producer The Alchemist. Ras Kass recorded the song "Home Sweet Home," produced by The Alchemist. However, when Jadakiss began recording Kiss Tha Game Goodbye, the Alchemist sold Jadakiss the same beat that Ras Kass had already used to record his single, "Home Sweet Home." Priority Records, Ras Kass' then record label, failed to act on this conflict and Jadakiss was able to release the Kiss Tha Game Goodbye album. Ras Kass was bitter about being double-crossed by the Alchemist, and released a few diss tracks, but the conflict ended quickly. Ras Kass (born John Austin, on September 26, 1975 in Watts, California) is an American rapper. ... Alan Daniel Maman, better known as The Alchemist, is one of hip hops leading producers. ...


P. Diddy

When they left Bad Boy Records, the group's and each of its members' publication was still owned by label head P. Diddy. The group fought with him over royalties, debt issues and other things until 2005 when they briefly put their differences aside to perform with Jay-Z at his I Declare War concert. Afterward, they went on New York radio station Hot 97 to ask for their publication, which was given to them by Diddy. Bad Boy Records (originally Bad Boy Entertainment) is an east coast Hiphop/R&B record label founded by producer/rapper Sean Diddy Combs in 1988 that is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... P. Diddy Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... WQHT also known as Hot 97 is a New York based radio station. ...


50 Cent

In 2004, Jadakiss along with Fat Joe was featured in Ja Rule's "New York" anthem. In this song, Ja Rule took subliminal but obvious shots at 50 Cent. In turn, 50 Cent made a song titled "Piggy Bank" in which he disses Fat Joe and Jadakiss. This caused Jadakiss to release Checkmate and Ms. Jackson. 50 Cent responded on with the song I Run NY. The differences between Jadakiss and 50 Cent remain unresolved. Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970 in The Bronx, New York, USA[1]), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is a Puerto Rican-American rapper. ... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ...


Bill O'Reilly condemnation

Jadakiss attracted some controversy and condemnation from well-known commentator Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly labeled him a "smear merchant" due to the song "Why?", specifically lyrics stating Jada's belief that George W. Bush coordinated the September 11, 2001 attacks: For the Wikipedia policy regarding controversial issues in articles, see Wikipedia:Guidelines for controversial articles. ... In property law, condemnation is identical to eminent domain. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... It has been suggested that Bill OReilly political beliefs and points of view be merged into this article or section. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


"Why do niggas push pounds of powder? Why did Bush knock down the towers?" George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For other uses, see World Trade Center (disambiguation). ...


In the music video for "Why", you can see a man with a picket sign reading "BUCK FUSH" which obviously stands for "FUCK BUSH" This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


O'Reilly took the position that the President should be allowed to sue Jadakiss for slander. The track was eventually banned on some radio stations or played with the lyrics in question censored. [1]


In 2005, Immortal Technique and DJ Green Lantern's song "Bin Laden" sampled the line referring to Bush. Felipe Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known as Immortal Technique, is a hip hop MC and political activist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bin Laden is a hiphop song by MC Immortal Technique and DJ Green Lantern. ...


Discography

Main article: Jadakiss discography

Discography for Jadakiss. ...

Solo

Kiss tha Game Goodbye is a 2001 album by Yonkers, New York rapper Jadakiss. ... Kiss of Death is a 2004 album by Yonkers rapper Jadakiss. ...

D-Block(The LOX)

The L.O.X. on the cover of Money, Power & Respect (1998 Money, Power & Respect is a 1998 album released by The L.O.X. It marked their debut into the Hip-Hop community. ... The L.O.X. on the cover of We Are The Streets (2000) We Are The Streets is a 2000 album released by The L.O.X. Members included Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch. ...

Solo singles

Year Song Top 100 Hot R&B Hot Rap Album
2001 "We Gonna Make It" (featuring Styles P.) - 53 5 Kiss tha Game Goodbye
"Knock Yourself Out" - 34 -
"Put Ya Hands Up" - 80 -
2004 "Time's Up!" (featuring Nate Dogg) 70 26 19 Kiss of Death
"Why" (featuring Anthony Hamilton) 11 4 3
"U Make Me Wanna" (featuring Mariah Carey) 21 8 9

The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Born David Styles in Yonkers, New York, Styles P is a member of rap group The Lox, which includes Jadakiss and Sheek Louch. ... Nathaniel Dawayne Hale (born August 19, 1969), commonly known by stage name Nate Dogg, is an American hip hop artist born in Long Beach, California. ... Anthony Hamilton (born January 28, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his Platinum-selling second studio album Comin from Where Im From (2003), which featured the singles Comin from Where I... U Make Me Wanna is a single by American rapper Jadakiss featuring singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, from Jadakiss album Kiss of Death. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ...

References

  1. ^ [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

External links

  • Official website
  • D-Block Myspace Fan Page/Blog
  • Official MySpace
  • Jadakiss - Officially Signs To Rocafella

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