Jadakiss recently revealed plans for his solo effort, Top 5, Dead Or Alive, and The Lox’s We Are The Streets 2.
“Top 5, Dead Or Alive will probably drop first because of contractually obligations with Def Jam,” Jadakiss says in an interview with XXL. ”It’s almost finished. Then We Are the Streets 2.”
But that’s not the only reason Jadakiss is smiling right now.
“Things are good,” he says. “I got a son going to college. He’s to Clark Atlanta University. I’m happy. I’m a family man as well as one of the greatest rappers. I’m elevating my life game right now. It’s a beautiful thing because your kids are your best critics. They’re with the core of what’s going on. When they tell you something, they’re giving you they’re honest opinion. That’s the luxury and pleasure of having a 17-year old kid.”
Jadakiss has been talking about Top 5 for years. In 2010, the emcee spoke about how the 1990s were set to inspire the effort.
“I’ve been searching for a new sound from some hungry, up-and-coming producers,” he said at the time. “But I’m also looking forward to working with Pharrell again, Dr. Dre, Swizz Beatz, DJ Premier, Alchemist, Just Blaze—you know, the great hip-hop producers. I try to get as much hip-hop as I can onto my albums. I’m trying to give my next one that real 1990s Hip Hop feel.”