American reap artist, Jadakiss, began freestyle rapping as a young teenager in Yonkers, New York. The Notorious B.I.G. noticed his talents while he was part of the rap group named The LOX. Jadakiss released his debut album, Kiss Tha Game Goodbye in 2001, which spawned the single "Put Ya Hands Up." His second solo album, Kiss of Death, produced the hit "Why?" which made it to No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In all, Jadakiss has released at least three studio albums and been included in several remixes and compilations. He has collaborated with many other rappers, hip-hop artists and producers, including Snoop Dog, P. Diddy, Swizz Beats and DJ Premier. He frequently performs live in solo shows and in collaborative efforts.