Jason Terrance Philips is a well-known American songwriter and rapper who is usually referred by his stage name Jadakiss. He rose to prominence for his involvement with a New York hip-hop group by the name The Lox. Also, he is a member of Ruff Ryders and has been involved even in solo projects. Currently, he is signed to a label by the name ‘Def Jam Records,’ and he is the owner of a recording label by the name D-Block Records, which he created with the members of the Lox Group. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth of Jadakiss in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Jadakiss was conceived in the year 1975 on May 27th, and his place of birth is in Yonkers, New York. His interest in Hip-hop started at a very tender age and at twelve years old, that was when he started to sell drugs after the parents demanded him to earn his own money.
Later on, that was when he stopped selling drugs and instead began to freestyle rap for money after he observed many people doing it in a corner. While he was freestyling, he met his longtime friends, Sheek Louch as well as Styles P. At one time, he competed in Florida, and he was able to get the attention of owners of Ruff Ryders Entertainment. Together with Styles as well as Louch, they created a group by the name ‘The Warlocks.’
In the year 2004, Jadakiss would get arrested in North Carolina on Marijuana and also in illegal possession of a gun. Later on, he reached a plea and was requested to pay a fine of $900. In 2006, he would again be arrested in Yonkers with charges of gun and drug possession charges. His house at one time got raid by police, and two men got arrested.
Career, Awards & Nominations
By the tender age of sixteen years, that was when Jadakiss would rise to prominence as a freestyle rapper. In the year 1994, he created a group that was titled ‘The Warlocks.’ He created this group together with Styles P and Sheek Louch. Later on, the group would change its name to The Lox. The group had a chance to be signed to an entertainment group by the name Bad Boy Entertainment. The first hit that this group released was titled ‘Set It Off.’
The group debut hit was titled ‘We’ll Always Love Big Poppa,’ which got to be a tribute to Notorious B.I.G. In the year 1998, the group released their first studio album that was titled ‘Money, Power &Respect.’ It rose to be certified platinum album and also peaked at position one in the US R&B Charts. After the members of the group went separate ways, he released his debut album as a single artist that was titled ‘Kiss the Game Goodbye’ in the year 2001. This would later be followed by ‘Kiss of Death.’ He has continued to release various music that has continued to do very well.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Jadakiss is estimated to be over $7.5 million. This wealth has been generated from his career as a rapper where he has released various studio albums and singles. His music has enjoyed massive success, and this has helped him to increase his net worth. Also, he has performed in multiple concerts, and this has helped to increase his net worth.
Jadakiss has been rated among the best rappers in the world. He began his career as a musician at a very tender age and had found so much success as a rapper. He has worked with some of the best artists in the world, and this includes Jennifer Lopez and Lil Wayne.