Jadakiss Works With Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne For New LP, Talks LOX

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

  • iLL G

    thats wasup. he a busy man. mad shit he gotta work on too. Long awaited LOX album is gonna be fire!

    i like that joint he got out wit neyo too i bump that before that plies garbage sorry lol

  • Danny Myers

    I hope the Lox bring that grimey ’98-01 sound back! Jada is still dope after all these years! His bar game is ridiculous!

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    yeeeeeeaaaaaaa sonnn!!! jadakiss, along wit ludacris, is holding the punch bar championship belt. cassidy come in a strong third. but cant wait 4 da new ish. one verse from jadakiss smashes 40% of niggaz out here shit.

  • Kiss D Game Goodbye

    Kiss is on the come up! Just like this here!! We gonn take ova!!!!

  • DV8

    cant wait for this shit.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com damion

    why a mixtape?? the song is in rotation already – just finish the album and drop it. Smarten up Kiss.

  • Jerm

    i was hopin to hear a nice old DMX & LOX collabo

    hopefully its not too late!

  • Rodjilius

    well i expect kiss to bring some hot ass shit to the table i dont think he ever did a mixtape himself i think just other dj’s been doin his tapes but either way dat should be hot and another album better be hot too if it’s anything like kiss of death it should be a monster

  • http://www.myspace.com/t_woodson12 Young History in the Making

    cant wait..

  • TxTitan

    Getting that Kiss album day 1. Just hope he doesn’t drop that By My Side song first. I understand why he would but I would rather Kiss keep it a lil more street for his first single.

  • Vicious Seiger

    Kiss of Death was a mostly slept on CLASSIC that I still play to this day but his allegiance to the ROC and Def Jam leaves me wondering what will we end up with. We all know the name of the game is sales and you need to something to tantalize the general market but hope we don’t end up with a hodge podge mess between Overly Radio Friendly Singles and What Kiss is best known for Acid Tongue Lyrics. Either way I’m eager to see what he follows up with on this next time around.

  • ShowTime

    Cant wait. I loved his last album. I dont know why niggas slept on that shit. I was bumping that all summer.

    http://www.myspace.com/showtimeny

  • A’aron

    X’D

    Word up.

  • Facescar

    Nice to see Ghost & Rae among the guests.