Jadakiss is the stage name of popular New York rapper Jason Terrance Phillips, currently working under the Def Jam Recordings music label. Phillips has been making music since 1994 and has collaborated with big names like Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Puff Daddy, and many more. Throughout his career, he has released 12 singles, multiple EPs, and five full-length studio albums.
Phillips was born in Yonkers, New York on 27 May 1975. He was interested in hip-hop as a kid and was forced to chase a career in rapping after his parents told him he needed to start earning his own money. Jason was only 12 years old at that time and had started participating in various freestyle competitions. This is how he met future rappers and his longtime friends, Styles P and Sheek Louch. The trio adopted the name The Warlox and began rapping together. The group was ultimately signed to the Bad Boy label by Puff Daddy after a recommendation by Mary J. Blige. The first action they were made to take upon joining the label was getting their name shortened to just The Lox.
Jadakiss and The Lox made their debut in 1994 on the song “Set It Off” by Main Source. They continued to contribute and make features on other songs of the label by artists like Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Mase, and The Notorious B.I.G. The group got close with B.I.G., and the latter took Jadakiss under his wing before his unforeseen demise in 1997. The Lox wrote and released a tribute to B.I.G. called “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa” which turned out to be a superhit and brought them massive exposure.
The label showed faith in the group after this success, and in 1998, they released their first studio album titled “Money, Power, & Respect”. The album turned out to be a huge hit, peaking at number 3rd on the Billboard 200. Despite the massive commercial success, The Lox felt unsatisfied with the muted down style of rap they were made to produce under the label. They left to join Ruff Ryders who would allow them to create the dark, uncensored music they wanted. Their first album under Ruff Ryders was 2000’s We Are The Streets which reached the 5th position in the charts.
Following the album, Jadakiss decided to embark upon a career of his own and released a solo album in 2001 called “Kiss Tha Game Goodbye”. The album received was not favored by critics but went on to receive gold certification. His second solo album was 2004’s Kiss of Death which featured artists like Eminem, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, and many more.
His third album ‘The Last Kiss’ kept getting delayed and was released in 2009, 5 years after his second album. After multiple singles, collaborations, and an EP, Jadakiss released his fourth album in 2015 called “Top 5 Dead or Alive”. The album was both a commercial and critical success after debuting at the 4th position on the Billboard 200.
Jadakiss reunited with The Lox in 2016, 16 years after their last album, and released “Filthy America…It’s Beautiful” featuring Mobb Deep, Fetty Wap, and Gucci Mane. Following the album, Jadakiss collaborated with Fabolous on an album that was initially titled “Freddy vs Jason” but was renamed “Friday on Elm Street”. Jadakiss his 5th and the most recent album in 2020, called Ignatius.
Birthday & Zodiac Details
- Date of Birth – May 27, 1975
- Birthplace – Yonkers, New York
- Zodiac sign – Gemini
Body Appearance Height, Weight
- Height – 5’6”
- Weight – 171 lbs / 78 kg
- Profession – Rapper
- Educational Qualification – High School Education
- Religion – Christianity
- Nick Name – Jadakiss
- Nationality – American
- Residence – New York
Social Media Account
- Instagram – (https://www.instagram.com/jadakiss/)
- Twitter – (https://twitter.com/therealkiss/)
- Fb – (https://www.facebook.com/Jadakiss)
Jadakiss has been one of the most prominent rappers in the USA since his debut with The Lox and as a solo artist. He has a net worth of around $9 million thanks to all of his albums and singles that have done well over the years. He is also a co-owner of a multimedia collective called SoRaspy and owns juice bars across New York, The Bronx, and Brooklyn.
What year was Jadakiss born?
Jadakiss was born in 1975.
How old is Jadakiss?
Jadakiss is 47 years old.
How much is Jadakiss worth?
Jadakiss is worth around $9 million.
What is Jadakiss’ net worth?
Jadakiss’s net worth is around $9 million.
How tall is Jadakiss?
Jadakiss is 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Where does Jadakiss live?
Jadakiss lives in New York now.
Where was Jadakiss born?
Jadakiss was born in Yonkers, New York.
Where is Jadakiss now?
Jadakiss is in New York now.
Where is Jadakiss from?
Jadakiss is from Yonkers, New York.