Jadakiss is in no hurry to release his next LP, Top Five Dead or Alive. The beloved Yonkers vet tells XXLMag.com that he’s biding his time, instead tiding fans over with an abundance of guest verses on songs from a long list of hip-hop and R&B heavyweights, as well as a new installment of his The Champ is Here mixtape series with DJ Green Lantern.
“I’m on [Young Jeezy’s] TM 103 joint [and] Estelle,” Jada revealed about the tracks listeners will be able to hear him on soon. “I just did something for Bow Wow. [I’m] waiting for this joint from Drake, [Styles P] just finished his album, I’m on there. I’m just creeping through the back door on big projects. Getting that buzz up before I let the album out. It gotta feel right before I let my album out. I’m not rushing.”
Along with the features galore, Kiss also promised to deliver the fourth installment of his The Champ is Here franchise to coincide with the next big boxing bout.
“I was trying to schedule that whenever the [Manny] Pacquio fight comes, try to knock a few joints out, or the next biggest fight,” he said. “But yeah, we gonna keep the joints coming. The Champ is Here is just like Rocky—it’s timeless. We gonna do the Champ series for a long time; as long as my vocals are right.”
In the meantime, fans can listen to the LOX MC’s latest street missle, “Grind” produced by BINK!—Shaheem Reid