XXcLusive: Jadakiss Reflects On Anniversary of B.I.G’s Death, Speaks On Linking With Cam’ron

With today being the 12th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s death, XXLMag.com chopped it up with Jadakiss to speak on his plans for this important day in hip-hop.

Kiss, who has worked with the rap legend on several tracks during his run on Bad Boy, also eulogized the rapper back in 1997 on the Lox’s “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa.” “I’m just gonna sit back and reminisce, smoke something, drink something, think about the good times,” Jada said about how he’s gonna honor his friend’s legacy. “Listen to some of his music, listen to ‘Letter to B.I.G.” and do it real big for B.I., that’s the big homey right there for life.”

Earlier this year Jada recorded his “Letter To Big” tribute for the soundtrack to the rapper’s biopic, Notorious. On the song The Lox MC pens a message to the late rapper on hip-hop’s current climate. When asked if it was hard to sit down and put the words to paper, Kiss said the writing aspect was the easy part. “It was more emotional after it was finished, but actually sitting down writing it wasn’t too hard,” he said of the song process. “I coulda kept going for like two hours but I kept it clean, to the point. That I just wanted to write to my dead homey to let him know what I thought about the state of hip-hop, of what was going on with the game, from my point of view, right now.”

On Saturday (March 8) Kiss performed at Harlem’s famed Apollo theatre in anticipation of his upcoming Def Jam debut, The Last Kiss. To the crowd’s surprise, he brought out hometown hero Cam’ron to rock the crowd. Jada said the response was phenomenal. “It was a great, it was a beautiful thing for hip-hop and for New York,” he said. “The building was shaking.”

Jada said expect more things to come from him and Killa. “I’m about to hop on this joint on his album, [Crime Pays].”

The Last Kiss, originally scheduled to drop tomorrow (March 10) has been moved to a April 7th release date. – Elan Mancini

  • ee-city

    he on be on crime pays, now we f*cking talking, nahimean…………….

    them two street joints cam got get all kinds of airplay, cookin up and ohio

    • mo

      biggie is the best ever…fuck what you think, thought, or heard.

  • black

    Good lookin for bringing Cam out at the Apollo.
    Looking forward to hearing these 2 on a track.

  • FLYTE DA FLY BOY

    Jada and Cam together, ill shit.

  • http://xxlmag jb

    Question. How is he on the Roc and linking with Cam’ron?!!! He must want his project pushed back! Jay ain’t having that shit! lol

  • Gman

    hell yea jada on killas album big for new york… jay dont car

    • http://xxlmag jb

      If u think Jay don’t care ur crazy. People hold grudges and it’s not like Kiss being on Cam’s album is making Jay money. Jay is sensitive like that u kno. lol.

  • fireforreal

    It’s diffrent when Jada is on Cam’s album,it’s not like Jay letting cam be on Jada’s. I know there’s no way he would pay for an appearence from Cam for the kiss album,but I think he would let kiss do the song on Cam’s. I’m not a Cam fan and haven’t been since 2002 but if he wants to ressurect his career his wack ass has to bring it like never before.

    • http://xxlmag jb

      I just think Jay is gonna look at him sideways now.

  • TheGreat2380

    I told yall, as soon as Kiss drops, and then Killa,the fake auto tune shit will be deceased and all the real niggas will move back in< Cant wait Real Nigga Rap is Coming Slowly But Surely!!!!

  • j.dot

    If it is done right it will straight fiya.kiss top five dead or alive.I am patiently waiting for the album april 7th I will be coppin that most defitnitely

  • Born

    Jay-Z is a fake commercial sell out, a user, a selfish bitch. I applaud Kiss trying to turn the light on New York rap seen. Nice to see unity in rap instead of one selfish mother f^cker steady putting the spotlight on himself, and forgive me… and his unoriginal/overexposed/Barbie partner.And steady keep Biggie in his mouth to stay relevant in the hip-hop community.Biggie brought people together, Jay separates them, All I have to say is Murphy’s Law. My fault, back to Kiss, continue to be real and true, and that is for you to Cam, think about it.

  • Born

    Back in the day there were so many rappers and rap styles to choose from, now it’s like Mr. West, Jay, T.I., Weezy…no offence, but we need more underground representation and more variety than this. Gone are the days where a radio station was not paid to play a record, when the DJ just found/discovered and played the hotness. To the authentic rappers that stay true like Kiss, Chuck D, KRS-1, Nas, the Roots, etc…the community will continue to admire and support you, not what’s profitable and marketable, but what is sincere.

  • Born

    Back in the day there were so many rappers and rap styles to choose from, now it’s like Mr. West, Jay, T.I., Weezy…no offence, but we need more underground representation and more variety than this. Gone are the days where a radio station was not paid to play a record, when the DJ just found/discovered and played the hotness. To the authentic rappers that stay true like Kiss, Chuck D, KRS-1, Nas, the Roots, etc…the community will continue to admire and support you, not what’s profitable and marketable, but what is sincere.

  • that nigga

    Jim Jones and the rest of them Dip Shits gone cry now. “Oh, dont cry now motherfuckers”!

  • problems

    Alot of y’all don’t understand that cam and jada came up together.Dame grease who did alot of ruff ryders early stuff is from Harlem and he know cam as well.BIG gave Cam his first shot and Cam rocked out on the no way out tour way back when…Jada and CAM need all the buzz they can get and its good for new york so let them be…

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