Jadakiss is recruited by DJ Absolut for a ride to “Magic City.”
Allen Iverson and rapper Jadakiss have been forever linked since those famous Reebok Answer commercials (hyping the A5 and A6, remember?) during the height of AI’s NBA appeal.
Last Friday in Philadelphia, the two were once again in the same room, this time for the Mitchell & Ness Block Party, along with other celebs like Larry Hughes and Fabolous.
AI and ‘Kiss sat down for a brief interview before heading out to mingle with fans, and while they discussed hoops, rap and their most recent Reebok sneaker collaboration, the most interesting snippet from their sitdown comes right off top, when Jada asks Allen to name his top 5 NBA players.
Iverson starts with, “Mike, Shaq, Kobe, LeBron…” before struggling to come up with a fifth name. Eventually, ‘Kiss bails him out by asking him to simply name the current NBA players he enjoys watching—a list that includes, in Iverson’s words, “Steph, Westbrook, Kyrie, Durant, Melo, that list goes on and on.”
(It’s not the first time AI has heaped praise on guys like Kyrie, Curry and Westbrook.)
Next, the attention turns to Iverson’s top 5 rappers. And again, he names four MCs right away. “You [Jada], B.I.G., Redman, ‘Pac…,” he says, before following with a similarly long list of candidates for spot No. 5: “Nas, Jay-Z, 3000, T.I.P., Jeezy, Em, that list can go on for days, man.”
Styles P, Sheek Louch and Jadakiss team up with Miami’s finest in an attempt to get you to feel their pain.
Styles P, Sheek Louch and Jadakiss are always good for some bars and they allow J-Doe to get in on the fun and find out “What Happens?”
Jadakiss gets greasy over the TM88 production provided for Mistarogers on “I Wanna Be The Man.”
Jadakiss and Beanie Sigel show up and show out on Trojan Magnum’s The Compound Gold Project’s third track titled “Dinero.”
Jadakiss and Nino Man hijack Drake’s “Pop Style” and make it their own with “Block Style.”
Considering that Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All The Way Up” is the hottest song in the land, it only makes sense for Jadakiss to take a swing at it. And the results are, of course, dopeness.
Mistah F.A.B. is probably one of the most severely underrated emcees in the game and this is the perfect track to wake you up if you’ve been sleeping. Jadakiss and Pete Rock? Yeah. Nasty.
Not sure how in the hell this didn’t end up on the original “Jason” but Swizz Beatz just liberated The Blastmaster’s verse that was supposed to be on Jadakiss’ Top 5 Dead or Alive.