Jadakiss Talks Roc-A-Fella Debut, Blames ''Ringtone, Tight Pants Wearing'' Rappers For Ruining The Game
Â D-Block rapper Jadakiss recently revealed his feelings on Jay-Z's departure from Def Jam, his disenchantment with the state of the hip-hop industry and details about his upcoming Roc-A-Fella debut.Jada said he inked with the Roc to switch it up a bit.
"A change of pace," he said in an interview with The Come Up DVD. "The people like change. The fans like change. Not too dramatic but y'know, they like to see new shit and hear new shit and see new shit. It aint no different though. Different machine maybe but we've yet to see."
The Yonkers emcee said he has about 7 or 8 songs in the can, but the album's not yet finished. He's holding out for some major production collabos.
"I still gotta holla at Kanye, Just Blaze, maybe Pharell, hopefully Dr. Dre, Toomp ... whoever got the fucking heat man, Timbaland, Storch," he said. "I don't discriminate. If it's hot, let's have it."
Kiss is still toying with titles for the new disc, but said he's seriously considering Kiss My Ass.
"Nas is dropping Nigger, why I can't drop Kiss My Ass," he asked? "I think I might keep my shit. Kiss My Ass coming soon."
This will be the first solo album the rapper has released since 2004's Kiss of Death. When asked how the game has changed in those 4 years Jada held no punches.
"Nigga's is garbage," he said. "The game is fucked up ... a bunch of ring tone, tight-pants-wearing motherfuckrs. I'm just doin' me. The music is fucking garbage, man. Kanye came out with hot music. He sold records. T.I., same thing. Alicia Keys, same shit. If your shit was hot and you had a machine, you sold records."
And for those whose number were lacking ...
"Don't blame nobody, just make better music, assholes," Jada said. "It's a business at the end of the day, so you can be mad at who ever but you gotta be mad at yourself. Either the music wasn't right or you didn't handle your business. It's as simple as that."
One hip-hop artist who did handle his business, according to Jada is Jay-Z. And Kiss is not mad about the mogul's departure from Def Jam.
"He tried his hand for a few years, he raped the budget, he got however much they was paying him and he stepped down," Jada said. "He got his masters, he doin' his thing. 40/40's in Vegas and all that, hotels, he good."
Jada said he's trying to release his new disc in May around Memorial Day, which happens to be the rapper's birthday.