Jadakiss has revealed his top five Hip Hop groups of all time.
During a recent appearance on ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby podcast, the LOX member was asked by former NBA player Jalen Rose for his personal picks for the best rap collectives ever.
Jada wasted little time in reeling off his first four selections, which comprised of N.W.A, Wu-Tang Clan, Run-DMC and EPMD.
After some deliberation, the Yonkers native named Mobb Deep as his fifth and final pick, paying tribute to the late Prodigy in the process.
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Jadakiss previously named his top five favorite voices in Hip Hop during a sit-down with Uproxx in September.
“It took me a while, that’s like education in music just to know the different [sonic] of people’s voices,” he said. “Just unique voices for me as I started learning about it. I think Guru, rest in peace. [Method Man], you know when the [Wu-Tang Clan] came Meth’s voice was deep and raspy and just he has an ill voice.”
He continued: “Big, with the nasal. Sounds like he’s having a hard time breathing but that’s making his cadence extra crazy. Tone-Loc, Tone-Loc’s voice was ill. Nas, with the nasal. That’s voices! So don’t get mad at me.”
In June, Jadakiss picked out five rappers who he thought could lyrically compete with him, giving flowers to some of the newer artists in the game.
“I think there’s a couple new lyrical kings,” Jada told Jazzy’s World TV. “Drake, J. Cole, I like Cordae, Kendrick, there’s a few monsters out there. Lil Baby. So yeah, the game is in good shape.”
Jadakiss said his top five rappers consisted of The Notorious B.I.G., JAY-Z, Nas, Styles P and DMX in 2015 and talked about how grateful he was to be considered one of the best MCs.
“For one, just for your name to be in the discussion is a pleasure,” he said at the time. “Because it’s a million rappers, a billion. And more than 98.2 percent of them would never be in the discussion. And then another thing that makes you and puts me where I’m at is I can stay here and endure.”
He added: “I love the discussion. You gotta be able to take it and then transform that into something… No specific order. Nah, you can’t put it in an order. Big, Hov, Nas, Styles, X.”