Jadakiss is an exemplary rapper who has risen to fame gradually and consistently. He is a talented rapper, to say the least, and he has been able to touch the hearts of many people with his songs. As a hit maker, we celebrate him for his successes as well as his talents. He inspires a lot of upcoming rappers, and many other artists look up to him for inspiration. Jadakiss is a member of the LOX and also a part owner of D-Block records imprint. Throughout his rap career, he has released numerous albums that have hits songs.
Jason Philips, also known as Jadakiss was born in the year 1975. At the age of 16 years, he had shown interest in rap music, and he was a freestyle rapper. He had amazing rap-battling abilities, and he, together with his friends secured a competition space in Florida in ‘Jack the Rapper Competition.’ While there, he interacted with members of the Ruff Ryders and in no time he was battling outside their studio. In 1994, the Warlocks was formed by Jadakiss together with his friends Sheek Louch and Styles P. the Bad Boy Entertainment signed the group and requested them to change their name to LOX.
LOX and Notorious B.I.G started to become close, and Biggie took Jadakiss under his wing. The first hit that LOX released was a tribute to Notorious B.I.G. this song was named ‘We’ll Always Love Big Poppa.’ In 1998, The LOX released another hit called Money, Power, & Respect. This was a great success, and it attained a platinum status. Over time, they became dissatisfied with Bad Boy Records, and they signed a recording deal with Ruff Ryders.
The first album called Kiss Tha Game Goodbye, and in as much as it featured many popular artists, it did not do well. His second album called Kiss of Death was released in the year 2004, and it was a big hit.
In 2007, Roc-A-Fella Records owned by Jay-Z signed Jadakiss. In 2009, he released his third album called The Last Kiss, and the album featured popular artists like Neyo, Swizz Beatz, Mary J. Blige, and others. In 2013, he released a single song called Big Boy Dialogue which was to be part of the songs that made up his fourth album. He released the album in 2015 in November.
In 2016, Fabolous and Jadakiss worked together, and they released a free style rap, and it was epic. In his rap career, he has been involved in controversies with popular artist 50 Cent as well as Bill O’Reilly. He has also dealt with many legal issues concerning the use of marijuana as well as being in possession of guns.
Jadakiss net worth in 2017
Jadakiss is estimated to have a net worth of $7 million US dollars as of 2017. This is primarily derived from his rap music and other business ventures as well as his online multimedia creative collective venture called SoRaspy, online publication, his record label, among others.
As a rapper, Jadakiss has raised a lot of controversies even so; he is still an exemplary artist who is worth the attention of the world. He is talented, and no one can dispute that. He has the whole world to conquer, and we are his supporters. May he continue exploring his talent every day.