Best Jadakiss Songs of All Time!

#10. The Lox – Livin the Life – The Lox debut album “Money, Power, and Respect” wasn’t a “great” album… The album released shortly after The Notorious B.I.G death, and from my standpoint the project seemed to be a bit rushed. There were a lot of “interlude’s” (which is something that would later become standard with all of Kiss’es projects), and not enough “substance”… “Livin the Life” was one of the handful of songs off the album that were exception’s … The Lox weren’t “playin” on this track! This song was a telling indicator of what a “great” Lox track could sound like… A “Grimy” N.Y. style mixed with an exorbitant amount of punchlines, and supreme lyricism would soon become the standard for this group moving forward…

#09. Un-Hunh! Ft. DMX – The “Ruff Ryders” were an interesting faction in the early 2000’s… Everyone knows that DMX was synonymous with the group, but how many rap fans remember that music artists such as Swizz Beatz, Eve, and The Lox were also part of the group?… I think most people would agree that The Lox, were a great fit for label at the time, and record’s like “Un-Hunh” were an excellent glimpse into the type of collaborations fans could expect to see from the Ruff Ryder’s in future projects… Unfortunately I feel like the Ruff Ryder’s as a group never lived up to their potential, but I’ll leave that as discussion for another time…

#08. The Lox – Wild Out – The Lox second album “We Are the Streets” is their best album IMO… Now I know that’s not a very controversial opinion to make sense I think just about every Lox fan would agree with it. Regardless, I think it’s worth saying since I know that their are younger hip hop fans who read these lists, and many of them don’t share the same insights as an “old head” would, due to a lack of experience. Thus I like make obvious observations sometimes, so that hopefully everyone can be on the same page… Okay now that I said that, moving on…

#07. Letter to B.I.G ft. Faith Evans – The Lox made a “dedication” record to the Notorious B.I.G titled “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa” in 1998, and i’ll be the first to say that I didn’t like that song as a tribute… To me the record sounded very generic, and wasn’t memorable in the slightest… Now with all that being said I felt like Jadakiss redeemed himself when he made “Letter to B.I.G”… Kiss threw out all of the generic sh*t from the previous record and spoke genuinely from his heart on this song. Having Faith Evans singing the hook on here was a nice touch as well…

#06. The Lox – F#ck You – If I were to categorize The Lox’s music into one hip hop category, I would probably file them under the “hardcore” hip hop category… Now that’s not say that they never made other type’s of rap music as well because they clearly did (“We’ll Always Love Big Poppa” wink* wink*), but when you make song called “F#ck You” your basically embracing the fact that your a “hardcore” rap group, who makes hardcore rap music. Does anybody want to debate me on this? It all seems pretty straight forward to me…

#05. The Lox – All for the Love – “All for the Love” was the first “showcase” song of sorts for Jadakiss in his career. Jada was the only member of The Lox that got that kinda “look” (a.k.a, a song by himself) on their first album. I’m assuming that Puff was potentially grooming Kiss for bigger and better things in the future, but as we now know that was something that would never come to fruition under the “Bad Boy” label for Jada…

#04. Why? Ft. Anthony Hamilton – I believe Fabolous said it best when he said… “Not no Bieber on the hook, I need Anthony Hamilton“… Anthony Hamilton has quietly built up quite the hip hop resume for himself. Google his name, his rap feature list is quite impressive…

#03. The Lox – Recognize – DJ Premier has the ability to turn any record he touches into gold…Example… Has anyone ever heard of a weak DJ Premier track?… Yeah, I didn’t think so…

#02. We Gonna Make It – This was an absolutely massive record for Jadakiss’es solo career! Everyone knew that Kiss was the standout member of The Lox, but no one knew whether or not that would translate into Jadakiss being a successful solo artist… Luckily for Jadakiss, his debut album “Kiss Tha Game Goodbye” went certified gold, and the rest is history…

#01. Money, Power & Respect ft. DMX, and Lil’ Kim – Without this “single”, would The Lox still be a “thing” 20 years later?… My guess would be, probably not… This is the one song that defines every individual member of The Lox’s legacy up to this point, and it stands as a constant reminder to everyone of what the group was and still is capable of… “Money, Power, and Respect” (the song not the album) was like “catching lighting in a bottle” for the group. Numbers wise it wasn’t the biggest hip hop record ever made, but it did reach number 1 in the Billboard rap charts which wasn’t a minor feat considering that it was in the 90’s, and new classic hip hop songs were coming out virtually every week…


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