After the landslide victory and overwhelming accolades as one of the top 5 DOAs in games, what better time to celebrate Jada’s 20-year debut LP!
On this date, two decades ago, Jason Phillips, aka Jadakiss, released his first full-length studio album. Kiss Tha Game Goodbye on the Ruff Ryders / Interscope label.
Considered one of the most anticipated releases within the month of the 9/11 tragedy (which also includes Jay-Z’s Flat and the debut of Fabolous Fabulous ghetto), Jadakiss’ premiere project Kiss Tha Game Goodbye offers a glimpse of LOX’s star emcee and the succession of albums that has led him to the Roc Nation offices, where he is now listed. It was also proof that an emcee whose career started on a mixtape could actually morph into a full music career.
Singles from Jada’s certified gold debut include the lead single from the album “Knock Yourself Out,” the anthem “We Gonna Make It” featuring the LOX / D-Block Styles P cohort, and other appearances including her labelmate. DMX, Snoop Dogg, the late Nate Dogg, and even Swizz Beatz’s ex-wife Mashonda.
Cheers to Jada, Swizz, The LOX, Pharrell, DJ Premier, Just Blaze and everyone who participated in making this album a part of Hip Hop history!