Jason Terrance Phillips was on the top of the rap scene in the early 2000s. He is popular as a solo artist same as the part of the iconic rap group, The Lox. Jason was signed with Def Jam Records and was a part of a group that was signed to Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment record label. Do you know who are we talking about? Of course, we are talking about Jadakiss!
From a Drug Dealer to a Rap Star
Jason’s parents told him to start earning money on his own, so he began selling drugs when he was in the sixth grade.
When he grew up a little, Jadakiss started freestyle rapping for money. When he was twelve, he went to a rap competition in Florida and drew the attention of executives at Ruff Ryders Entertainment who was initiators of forming the group “The Warlocks.” Jadakiss, alongside with Styles P. and Sheek Louch were forming the group.
A few years later, their demo tape came into the hands of Mary J. Blige, who recommended them to Puff Daddy who was as impressed as Mary. Jadakiss signed “The Warlocks” to his Bad Boy Entertainment record label.
Puff Daddy shortened the group’s name to “The Lox.” The group started cooperating with the other big stars signed to the Bad Boy label, such as Mariah Carey, Notorious B.I.G., Mase and Mary J. Blige.
Their first album was released in 1998, and then they switched record label and signed with Ruff Ryders in 2000. That is when comes their second album, titled “We Are the Streets,” which hit number five on the Billboard charts.
At some point, all three members of “The Lox” decided to start a solo career.
His first single was “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa,” a tribute to his beloved friend.
The first solo album, Jadakiss released in 2001, called “Kiss Tha Game Goodbye.” Three years after, the public was listening to the album “Kiss of Death.”
The most recent album that Jason released was “Top 5 Dead or Alive” in 2015.
Through his long career, Jadakiss has collaborated with a ton of famous artists, including Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, and Jay Z.
Jadakiss Net Worth 2020
Jadakiss makes around 1 million dollars each year, and his net worth is 6 million dollars.
He makes money out of his singles, album sales, and concerts.
Also, he is part-owner of a juice company and the owner of the company “SoRaspy” that unifies his Youtube channel and other media projects.
Jason used to date wardrobe stylist and reality TV star Winter Ramos for a very long time. They started their relationship in 1997 and for ten years had very intense moments.
The couple got married, but both were rumored to be with other people while in a relationship.
Jadakiss has also been in numerous conflicts. One of these was with 50 Cent when both artists released diss tracks on their albums.
He also had problems with the law. Jason was arrested on drug and gun possession charges. In 2006, he was arrested together with a group of his friends after police reported that they were in a parked car behaving strangely. The police found a loaded handgun in the vehicle, and Jadakiss had a small amount of marijuana on him as well.
Jason Terrance Phillips is a father of a 21 years old Jaewon Phillips and the twins.