Jadakiss might be a fast worker, but Def Jam is proving to be pretty swift, too.
The Yonkers MC is still “a few joints away” from finishing up his third album, Kiss My Ass. But his new label is pushing forward with his project right away. They—not him, he said–recently leaked the Jay-Z-assisted “Who Run This.’
“They rolling the ball a little quicker than me,” Kiss told XXLmag.com about his Roc-A-Fella debut. That’s why it’s going down [like that.]
“I still got my mixtape I got to finish, then the album,” he added.
So far Kiss has secured features with Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne (“Death Wish”), and he’s cooking up something with Ghostface and Raekwon. No official release date has been set yet for the album.
The potential first single, “By My Side,” featuring Ne-Yo has recently been serviced to radio. However, Jada still isn’t sure if that’ll be the first clip from his album. He also has records with Avery Storm, Barrington Levy, and his D-Block brethren to choose from.
It’s been four years since the release of his last album, ‘04’s Kiss of Death (Interscope), but the LOX front man is happy to still be relevant enough to be releasing material.
In between albums, the rapper dealt with a gun charge that was hanging over his head and a change in labels, from Interscope to Def Jam, that, according to Kiss, has inspired his material.
“This [album] I did by myself,” Kiss explained. “I do all of them by myself, but I did this whole project in the D-Block studio. It gives it a raw sound, just gives it my whole element. It’s all me, all inspired by me.”
Next up for Kiss will be a mixtape, then he’ll drop his LP. Right after that, a D-Block compilation titled No Security Needed will hit the streets. By 2009, he said, the trio of Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Kiss should be ready to come together for their long-awaited LOX LP.
“We riding the wave right now,” Kiss said of juggling all his projects. “We got the surf boards, we just waiting on all the waves.”—Anthony Thomas, with additional reporting by Jayson Rodriguez