Jadakiss may be sipping rum punch in the Caribbean this week, but his vacation is well deserved. Over the past few months, Jada has kept his plate overflowing with a range of solo and group projects.
As one third of the LOX, Jada worked furiously with fellow group members Sheek and Styles to complete the still-untitled third LOX album before Styles had to turn himself in for a short jail stint last week (he was sentenced to serve eight months in prison for stabbing a man in the “backside”). The album features production from in-house Ruff Ryder talent, including Swizz Beatz, and will be released next year.
Jada also continues to be everyone’s favorite R&B accompaniment, guesting not only on Jennifer Lopez’s “Jenny From the Block” single with Styles (see “J. Lo Sets Release Date For LP After Song Leaks Out” ), but also on a Jermaine Dupri-produced track for Mariah Carey’s Charmbracelet album. Jadakiss even pairs up with singer Joe for the first single off of the upcoming soundtrack of the marching-band flick “Drumline” (see “JC Chasez, Joe, Jadakiss, Alicia Keys On ’Drumline’ Soundtrack” ).
And not to be relegated to movie soundtracks alone, Jada recently shot a performance scene for the film “Honey,” which stars Jessica Alba and Lil’ Romeo (see “Jessica Alba Flashdances, Sneaks A Taste Of ’Honey'” ).
So what happens once the Yonkers native leaves the islands and returns to New York? It’s back into the studio to work on a follow-up to his 2001 solo album, Kiss Tha Game Goodbye (see “Jadakiss, DMX Team Up For Goodbye“ ).