Jadakiss is one of the best lyricists and emcees in the history of Hip-Hop. Whether solo or in a group.
With a storied career spanning almost three decades, the Yonkers, New York native, who’s mostly known for his distinctive raspy voice, began his career as part of The LOX, with fellow Yonkers natives Styles P and Sheek Louch. Making their mainstream debut in 1994 and signing with Puff Daddy’s world-famous Bad Boy Entertainment, the group would make appearances on several of their labelmates albums before releasing their own debut album, Money, Power & Respect, in 1998. Later leaving over disagreements and a much talked about campaign that got them off the label, the group would sign with Ruff Ryders Entertainment before releasing their sophomore album, We Are the Streets in 2000. With Jadakiss going solo to release his debut solo album, Kiss tha Game Goodbye, in August 2001.
Kiss would show how formidable he was as a solo emcee with hits like, Knock You Out, Why? and U Make Me Wanna featuring Mariah Carey. That were spanned over his solo debut and sophomore solo album, Kiss of Death. The latter being released in June of 2004. Kiss would make yet another move in 2007, this time joining Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records, which was a huge deal since he once had a storied beef with Roc-A-Fella Records emcee, Beanie Sigel. With whom he had squashed their beef a year earlier. Jadakiss would release his third solo album, Last Kiss, in 2009 through Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam Recordings.
Garnering praise from such greats and peers as Jay, the late great, The Notorious B.I.G., R&B/Soul greats Mary J. Blige and Carey, Nas, Raekwon and DMX, among others over the years. Kiss skillset as one of the best pure emcees and lyricists to ever touch a mic, has never been in question. Even if he has not always got his full just due, he has always been one of the more underdog emcees that has had to consistently prove himself even despite his many accolades and accomplishments over his career, both solo and as part of The LOX. Something he talks about on his newest single, ME.
The new single showing why he’s still among the best lyricists and pure emcees to ever touch a mic. While also wowing not only many fans and critics alike for its pure true to the core and authentic real Hip-Hop sound, but Vevo as well.
Which is why it should be no surprise that Jadakiss joins the likes of fellow great emcees as Common, Rapsody and Joell Ortiz, as the latest to be apart of Vevo’s latest new original live series, Ctrl. Both Vevo and the talented and always very authentic to Hip-Hop emcee debuting/premiering earlier today, the very raw and real purely Hip-Hop, Ctrl Live Session, performance of Jadakiss very raw and purely Hip-Hop new record that gives you those chills of when you first heard and fell in love with Hip-Hop.