Picks and Pans Review: Jadakiss

UPDATED 08/02/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/02/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

Kiss of Death

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As a member of the LOX and a guest emcee on tracks like Jennifer Lopez's 2002 hit "Jenny from the Block," rugged rapper Jadakiss has always played well with others. On his second solo outing, the Yonkers, N.Y., native enlists all-star assists from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Mariah Carey and Anthony Hamilton. For the most part, these A-list guests and other featured performers (like Jadakiss's former LOX cohorts Styles P. and Sheek) pump life into Kiss of Death. Each helps bring something different to the party: the rubbery gangsta bounce of "Shine," the southern-fried R&B of "Why," the Superfly funk of "Hot Sauce to Go," the hardcore hip-hop of "Welcome to D-Block" (an Eminem-produced posse cut worthy of Slim Shady's own group D12). Even as a solo artist, Jadakiss recognizes that there can be strength in numbers.


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