Jason Terrance Phillips, also known as Jadakiss, is the leader of the hip-hop rapper super group The LOX, from Yonkers, New York. The band was founded in the early 90s, and shortly after signing with Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Records in 1995, LOX is composed of East Coast rappers, besides Jadakiss, there are two others, namely Sheek Louch and Styles P and. After signing with Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Records, they joined Ruff Ryders Entertainment in 1998. Since then, the Rapper Group has launched its own brand D-Block Records, and has invested in a number of companies, such as Juice Bar, book creation, and a personal career.
Jadakiss or Jason Phillips was born in Yonkers, New York and is known to have childhood friendships with rap singers Sheek Louch and Styles P. Their enthusiasm for music began in high school. Three friends formed their group called Bomb Squad. After performing locally and making their own demos, they soon became mainstream and came to 1995. Today we are here to talk about Jadakiss’s life and times, what is the value of this man, and what his interests are besides music. Read on.
Jadakis: Early Years
Jadakiss or Jason Phillips, who was born on May 27, 1975, was born in poverty and struggling. At the age of 12, his parents allegedly asked him to make money on his own, and he started selling drugs. In order to make ends meet, Jadakiss began to use freestyle rap to make money. It was at this young age that he met Sheek Louch and Styles P, and they eventually became his lifelong partners. Together they developed a small underground fan base and participated in the Florida freestyle competition at the age of 12. It was here that Jadakiss became the object of attention of the owners of Ruff Ryders Entertainment.
After Jadakiss signed with Bad Boy and Puff Daddy, he changed the name of the band to its current name-The LOX. The band made its debut in The Main Source’s 1994 LP F**k What You Think. In the following years, they established a close relationship with BIG. Among the main three, Jadakiss was placed on BIG’s Under the wing and move on to do some great things for his solo performance.
Jadakiss: Personal professional and business risks
By 2021, Jadakiss has signed with Def jam Records and his own label D-Block Records. The latter, he founded with other members of The LOX. He started his solo career in 2001 with the album Kiss Tha Game Goodbye. In the same year, his album invited mainstream guests and producers, such as DJ Premier, The Alchemist, DMX, Eve, Swizz Beatz, and even Snoop Dogg! This is a big hit, it sold more than 200,000 copies in the first week.
Together with his old friend and business partner Jay Jackson, he launched an online multimedia creative team called SoRaspy. This company is also the parent company of his other companies, which also have online publications, record companies, clothing, and most importantly a YouTube channel.
Jadakiss and Styles P also opened a juice bar called Juices For Life in Yonkers, New York. This is their adventure to reinvest in the community, which began in the summer of 21014. More juice bars appeared in the Bronx and another appeared in Brooklyn.
Jadakiss’ studio albums include Kiss tha Game Goodbye (2001), Kiss of Death (2004), The Last Kiss (2009), Top 5 Dead or Alive (2015) and Ignatius (2020). His collaboration albums include Friday on Elm Street, which he collaborated with rapper Fabolous in 2017.
Jadakiss: Net worth
Speaking of Jadakiss’ net assets, as of 2021, his total estimated return and venture capital value is approximately US$6 million. This is more than two of the other LOX members-Sheek Louch and Styles P. Needless to say, Jadakiss is the most successful of the three band members.