Good news for rabid Jadakiss fans: His first album in five years is dropping April 7! The Last Kiss will be the Yonkers-born MC’s follow-up album to 2001′s platinum-selling Kiss of Death and his first on Def Jam Records.
The record’s a feast for hip-hop thirsty listeners with appearances by D-Block (formerly The LOX) artists Styles P. and Sheek Louch and rappers Nas, Lil’ Wayne, Pharrell, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon.
‘Kiss’ latest effort is also brimming with R&B hooks sung by the likes of Ne-Yo and Mary J. Blige, the latter of whom wasn’t added to the project until after The Last Kiss’ release date was pushed back from March to April.
"I just went back in," Jadakiss told MTV of his recording session last week in New York. "I did two joints with Swizz [Beatz]. I got one from [DJ] Khaled by [producers] the Inkredibles. I got Mary [J. Blige] on it. You know what it is. As long as they make me keep working and push the date back, I’m going in the studio making more music for the people."
Watch an interview with ‘Kiss revealing more about the album:
The album’s packed with songs (he’s released three singles already and the album isn’t even out yet!), but don’t worry, there won’t be any lost tracks.
"Whatever don’t go on the album, you definitely gonna get it on the mixtape," said Jadakiss.
Besides recording, the battle-prone rapper has been busy working on a reality show for BET and a "shoe lifestyle website." We can’t wait to find out more about both projects!
– Whitney Teal