Full Clip: Jadakiss Breaks Down His Catalogue Feat. The Lox, Biggie, DMX, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Rick Ross & More

“I don’t think I always get the respect that I deserve,” says a matter-of-fact Jadakiss, who, of all things, is getting a haircut during a spirited interview. “This is the first time someone has ever done a tribute on me.”  Indeed, Jason Phillips has had a long career of playing the role of your favorite MC’s MC. And yet as a founding member of the 1990’s Yonkers, New York rhyme trio The Lox, Jadakiss has experienced the kind of longstanding career that most artists would gladly exchange their souls on Robert Johnson’s crossroads for. The list of esteemed artists that the respected spitter has shared the booth with reads like a who’s who of legendary game-changing music luminaries: Notorious BIG, DMX, Mariah Carey, Big Pun, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Lil Wayne. After nearly two decades of rewind-worthy verses, song-stealing cameos and stints as the people’s lyrical champion, Jada finally gets his close-up. This is Full Clip.—Keith Murphy