When I heard JadaKiss was coming out with a new album, after 8 years of features and mixtape appearances, I was anxious to hear it. Not for the typical reasons someone would be anxious to hear someones album. I wasn’t a fan. However, I am aware that JadaKiss is very talented and is one of the hottest rappers alive and decided I should definitely add this to my hip hop reviews page.
I love his song “Why” from the album “Kiss of Death” released in 2004, because of it’s lyrical content, the track and the way he put his soul into it – I still listen to it about once a month when I wanna hear some good “semi-old-school joints” with meaning. If you’re too young to know about “Why”, check it out here:
But enough about that, how about “Top 5 Dead or Alive”? I don’t know about you, but I was really anxious to hear how this album would turn out because of the way rap music has changed over the years. And, I was curious to hear how JadaKiss would adapt to the new sound of rap – whether he would stick to his old style, switch up a little or completely change. I was hoping he would stick to being the JadaKiss we love to hear on a track and was happy to hear that he did.
He brought the fiyah, remained himself, adapted and really did his thing. I don’t think there was a song I actually didn’t like or would refer to as wack… mmmm, well, maybe the one with Future. It was pretty bad or should I say, the duo was not du – oing anything. I think they should stay far away from each other in the studio. I don’t even feel like looking the track up again to give you the name of it because I might be forced to hear it again in the process.
Moving right along, “Jason with Swizz Beats” straight Fiyah. I love it! I mean I really love it. “Realest Niggas in the Game”, featuring Sheek, Louch and Yung Buck, this has to be a single and is definitely a hit. I’m not sure, but this one might be my favorite – I’ve already listened to it eight times in my car and I just acquired it Sunday night. I’m sorry, I listened to the joint with Puffy, but it was not a memorable moment, so I’m gonna just leave that one alone.
“Kill” featuring Lil Wayne – I’m feeling this one. I think I need to hear it a few more times. Lil Wayne was a “Lil Weak” on the track which surprises me (yes, I am surprised and I am a Lil Wayne fan). Overall, this is a nice song and I like it! The last of my top four is “Youthful Offenders” featuring Akon. I like Youthful Offenders because its talking about some real shit. Here’s a verse from that track:
No father figure there so he been a bastard
Knee deep in the street even when its drastic
Them things come wrapped still neat in the plastic
All he doing is bringing heat to his demographic
Thank God the OGs is holding him
Short fuse his complex Napoleon
You can find the lyrics to this and other new tracks on Genius.com
I’m definitely gonna give this album another listen when I have a moment and when the videos drop. For now, check out the “Jason” video below and leave your comments as to which songs on this album you either love or hate. And make sure you stay tuned into the hottest live hip-hop radio station in the world and look out for more hip hop reviews.