This Yonkers N.Y. rap renegade made his name as a member of The LOX along with Styles P
and Sheek Louche. Jadakiss is known for descriptive, street-centric lyrics and contemplative delivery, best displayed on LP’s like 2001’s Kiss Tha Game Goodbye
and 2004’s Kiss of Death
. The former Bad Boy Records star stirred up controversy when he asked “Why did Bush knock down the towers” on his 2004 hit “Why.” Despite career setbacks due to record label politics, Jadakiss remains one of hip hop’s most respected MCs.