If you grew up in the 90's you're well aware of Jada's squeaky sound trademark. The New York rapper has been on the biggest of platforms, and can most likely be seen at the local chinese store in Y.O. Regardless of where you see Kiss, you know that he's a solid dude in and out the studio. Here's the top three reason's kiss has been relevant for over two-decades.
1. Lyrics: Kiss has always been known for his dope lyrics. Since the beginning of his career with "The Lox" under Bad Boy Records, Kiss was something special. Kiss always deliver regardless of projects, features, and mixtapes. The New Yorker, has maintained a strong connection with the urban community on a consistent basis through clever lines and relatable situations. Kiss style is flawless, and continues to paint pictures through his bars. If you haven't heard any of Jada's bars, you've been deprived of hip-hop.
2. His inner circle: Kiss has always mined the company he keeps. Kiss has continued to keep a solid crew around him when it comes to the music industry. The Lox for one, is a fearless group of emcee's that isn't afraid to get disrespectful on the track. The group consisting of Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch, have made countless hood summer anthems. Don't get on these dude's bad sides as Styles P is quick to give you a buck fifty across the face, or possibly air out your grandmom. Either way this gruesome bunch have been decimating the competition for decades when it comes to lyrics and bars.
In addition to "The Lox", Jada accompanied some other heavy hitters on his former Bad Boy record label. Chart toppers like Mase, Biggie, Carl Thomas, Lil Kim, and Junior Mafia, were some of Jadakiss label mates in the 90's. This is a feat that 20 years later is still recognized on a grand stage. This past Summer during the Bad Bod reunion, many of the venues were sold out.
3. Holding his own: You can't be in the rap game for over 20 years and not go at it with top contenders. One of the most respected rap battles took place between Jadakiss and Beanie Sigel. Beanie Sigel who was one of the fiercest from Philly at the time was a lyrical savage. Once Jadakiss and "Beanie Sigel" began the verbal exchange it instantly sent the hip-hop world on fire. Even with the shots being thrown back and forth it ultimately made D-Block and State Property get drawn into the cross fire. After a extended back and forth, both sides managed to squash the beef. Both groups went on do songs together in good faith of uniting. Neither man backed down, and ultimately is now a constant debate among the barbershop.
Another beef that Jada got involved in, was New York's own trouble maker "50 Cent". After looking to minimize the relevance of Jarule, 50 Cent was rubbed the wrong way when Jadakiss featured himself on Jarule's hit "New York". Curtis wasted no time in going after Jada and Fat Joe. Kiss who never had a problem with lyrical content struck back on several songs. At the time with 50 Cent being the largest artist Jada yet again proved that he could rhyme with the best of them. Jadakiss continues to drop classic music until today, and recently announced the signing of "The Lox's" to Roc Nation. The latest release of under the new label "Filthy America" was released on December 16th. We at Hypefresh congratulate Jadakiss on his career, and longevity in the game.