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Jadakiss, Consignment

As his fourth solo studio album, Top 5 Dead Or Alive, continues to take shape, Yonkers-bred MC Jadakiss hits fans with a solid Consignment to hold them over in the meantime. Consignment—which according to The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ten Crack Commandments," is “Strictly for live men, not for freshmen” (a line that Kiss channels on the intro)—finds the raspy rhymeslinger dealing with an array of collaborators in the sort of fashion a street chemist would with trusted connections, though firmly standing his own ground. "I'm in the trap till the sky change/Drug dealer nightmare, millionaire migraines," Jada raps on the tape's opener ...

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