Jadakiss is down to step back into the Verzuz ring with his LOX brethren to do battle against Dipset.
During an interview with VIBE, Kiss was asked about Jim Jones’ recent offer of a rematch between the two legendary New York groups, and the Yonkers native didn’t shy away from the challenge.
“You gotta talk to my advisors,” Jadakiss replied with a laugh. “I would love to run it back, you know what I mean? Why not? For sure.”
Kiss’ comments come after Jim Jones threw down the gauntlet in an interview with AllHipHop earlier this month, saying he wants the potential rematch to be held inside New York’s Madison Square Garden proper.
Capo also admitted that Dipset weren’t fully prepared for their initial battle against Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch in August 2021, which saw the Yonkers trio beat his Harlem crew in bruising fashion. However, he’s confident the outcome will be very different second time round.
“I don’t think that energy will ever be duplicated outside of New York unless we go for the rematch, you heard?” he said. “Last time, there was a lot going on. The venue was way too small. There were people on my back. There were people on people’s shoulders in there.
“I think we need proper respect of doing it in the Garden, the big Garden, with proper security, set up right so everybody have breathing room. Not using it as no excuse, but we need a rematch for the city. I’m puttin’ it out there like Rocky after he lost to Apollo Creed … And we gonna be ready like hot spaghetti.”
Jim Jones isn’t the only Dipset member looking to exact revenge on The LOX. On the one-year anniversary of their iconic contest last August, Juelz Santanasaid he’s “still Lookin 4 These Ni&&az,” referring to Kiss, Styles and Sheek.
Verzuz co-founder Swizz Beatz has also hyped a potential rematch between the two crews on social media.
While The Diplomats were left to lick their wounds after the battle, The LOX’s stock has only risen. Last year, Jadakiss revealed the price for his bookings went up and his label Def Jam even agreed to renegotiate his contract after his MVP-worthy performance.
“My numbers went up for hostings and walkthroughs, for shows, and TV cameos,” he told Complex. “Just in general my numbers went up. It also showed Def Jam that they got to do the right thing [and] restructure my contract. It really showed the world my true worth, what I can do.”