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Jadakiss: The Last Kiss

Jadakiss The Last Kiss (Roc-a-fella/Def Jam) Mainstream success is pretty tough to come by these days, especially for a street-bred lyricist. Although his 2001 solo shot Kiss Tha Game Goodbye has sold over 933,000 units, Jadakiss didn’t score a crossover hit until 2004’s “Why.” The politically charged single propelled the Yonkers, New York, rapper’s sophomore disc, Kiss of Death, past platinum. After a five-year hiatus, Jada once again looks to crack radio’s fickle sound barrier with bullying bars, on The Last Kiss. Al Qaeda Jada’s first stab at commercial spins comes courtesy of the E. Hudson–produced “By My Side,” where he spits drab slick ...

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