Kiss of Death

Kiss of Death

by JadakissJadakiss

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Overview

The most startling thing about Kiss of Death is that Jadakiss dumped a bunch of Neptunes productions and kept only "Hot Sauce to Go," one of the record's poorest tracks. This, along with a particularly ill-suited "soft and smooth track for the ladies" featuring a carted-in Mariah Carey as well as a too-familiar-sounding Scott Storch production, is thankfully the only outright blights on an otherwise satisfactory showing. These issues aside, Jadakiss makes good on his promise to become a rounded lyricist and receives some valuable help in the form of tight production work from a handful of pros -- surprisingly enough, Swizz Beatz's work on "Real Hip Hop" tops anything that producer did for Cassidy's debut, and the Red Spyda-manned title track (bizarrely tucked near the end) is Jadakiss' most vicious track yet. No matter the number of bright moments, you can't help but feel that Jadakiss has his best days ahead of him. For further proof, listeners looking to go deeper are strongly advised to seek out The Champ Is Here, a teaser mix presented by Big Mike and Green Lantern. Provided you can stomach the Will Smith version of Cassius Clay proclaiming "The champ is here!" about every 30 seconds (Jada's cackle could've been kept in check a little more, too), you should find that it's actually superior to this fine record.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/2004
Label: Ruff Ryders
UPC: 0602498626610
catalogNumber: 000274602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jadakiss   Primary Artist,Rap
Snoop Dogg   Rap
Mariah Carey   Vocals
DJ Quik   Rap
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Nate Dogg   Rap
Anthony Hamilton   Vocals
Jelly Roll   Vocals
Eminem   Rap
Kanye West   Rap
Nesha   Vocals
Sheek   Rap
Mamie Gunn   Vocals
DP One   scratching
Hanan Rubinstein   Guitar
Jason Spoor   Background Vocals
Styles P   Rap
Aja Smith   Vocals
Steve King   Guitar

Technical Credits

David Drew   Composer
Snoop Dogg   Composer
Mariah Carey   Composer
DJ Quik   Engineer
W. Michael Lewis   Composer
J.C. Phillips   Composer
Luis Resto   Producer
Roger   Composer
Elite   Producer
Havoc   Producer
Jelly Roll   Producer,Audio Production
Deborah Mannis-Gardner   Sample Clearance
Alchemist   Producer
Eminem   Producer
Neptunes   Producer
Kanye West   Composer,Producer
Swizz Beatz   Producer
Drew FitzGerald   Art Direction
M. Davis   Composer
Norman Evans   Groomer
DJ Green Lantern   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
D. Richard Lewis   Composer
Nathaniel Hale   Composer
Jay "Icepick" Jackson   Executive Producer
Jason Phillips   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Jason Schweitzer   Engineer
Renee Antelmann   Engineer
Black Key   Producer,Audio Production
Kasseem Dean   Composer
Michael Strange   Engineer
Dragan "Chach" Cacinovic   Engineer
Darrin "Dee" Dean   Executive Producer
Joaquin "Waah" Dean   Executive Producer
Jennifer Showalter   Sample Clearance
Legendary Red Spyda   Producer
Kejuan Muchita   Composer
Shon Dogg   Engineer
Randy "Okre Boy" Williams   Engineer
Steve King   Engineer
David Blake   Composer
Scott Storch   Producer
Shandell Green   Composer

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