American hardcore rapper Jadakiss, known for his distinctive gravelly voice, made his mainstream debut in 1994 as a member of the East Coast rap trio the LOX before affiliating with DMX's Ruff Ryders in 1999.
After releasing the 2011 mixtape I Love You (A Dedication to My Fans), he dropped "Big Boy Dialogue," which was slated as the lead single from his fourth studio album. However, that effort -- Top 5 Dead or Alive -- wouldn't be released until late 2015. His fourth effort, Top 5 did just that, debuting at number four on the Billboard 200 and topping the R&B/hip-hop chart. A third LOX LP, Filthy America...It's Beautiful, arrived in 2016. The following year, Jadakiss teamed up with Fabolous for the collaborative album Friday on Elm Street. Inspired by horror icons Freddy and Jason, the Def Jam release peaked in the Top Ten and featured guests like Future, Swizz Beatz, French Montana, Yo Gotti, and Styles P. ~ Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi