Jadakiss has been known for years as a member of the New York hip-hop group The LOX, as well as for his work as a solo artist. In other words, most fans wouldn’t associate the “Why?” rapper with healthy living. But now, his health is exactly what he wants you to focus on.
Jadakiss’ music career
The LOX first burst onto the scene in the late 1990s with the co-sign of hip-hop giant Diddy. They released their platinum-selling album Money, Power, & Respect in 1998 and their sophomore album We Are the Streets two years later.
Jadakiss launched his solo career in 2001 with his debut album Kiss Tha Game Goodbye, which featured popular guests such as DMX, Eve, Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Swizz Beatz. The album sold over 200,000 copies in its first week and was soon certified gold.
The follow-up album Kiss of Death was released in 2004. Lead single “Why?” became one of the year’s biggest hits, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; it remains Jadakiss’ biggest hit to this day. “U Make Me Wanna,” a single featuring Mariah Carey, peaked at number 21.
Jadakiss released his latest album Ignatius in 2020. In 2021, he and his fellow LOX members went head to head in a Verzuz battle for the ages against fellow New York hip-hop group The LOX.