Jason Terrance Phillips, popularly known as Jadakiss, was born on May 27, 1975. The rapper is a seasoned pro best recognized for his monumental studio albums and affiliation with Def Jam recordings. He is a skilled hip-hop musician who has collaborated with several well-known artists, including Fabolous, Swizz Beatz, Jay Z, and others. Here, we’re commemorating his special day for several reasons.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Jason Terrance Phillips



Birth date:

May 27, 1975



Zodiac Sign:



5' 6"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$8 million

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Jason Terrance Phillips, known as Jadakiss, is an American rapper known for his impressive discography. Born on May 27, 1975, in Yonkers, New York, Jadakiss was influenced early by hip-hop music. He is a Gemini of African-American descent who started freestyle rap at age 12. Jadakiss participated in numerous freestyle rap battles and developed a sizable following base. The Ruff Ryders record label owners became interested in Jadakiss when he won one of these contests in Florida. The trio quickly began rapping after he and his friends established The Warlox, a rap ensemble. Finally, they won Mary J. Blige over, who then showed Sean Combs, a.k.a. Puff Daddy, their demo. The rap group’s moniker, The Lox, was chosen by Combs as it seemed to fit them better.

In 1994, The Lox debuted on the track ‘Set It Off’ by Main Source. The band soon began writing and performing hit songs. They have credits to songs like ‘Last Day’ by Notorious B.I.G, ‘Honey’ by Mariah Carey, and others. The Lox developed a close relationship with Notorious B.I.G, who took Jadakiss under his wing. In 1997, after the murder of Notorious B.I.G., The Lox released their first hit song, a tribute to Notorious B.I.G. titled ‘We’ll Always Love Big Poppa.’ This song became R.I.A.A. multi-platinum certified. By 1998, the band released their debut studio album, “Money, Power & Respect.” The album topped the charts and became platinum-certified. Following creative differences, The Lox left Combs’ Bad Boy Records and signed with Ruff Ryders. Their second album, “We Are The Streets,” came out in 2000. The album was another success and featured acts like Timbaland, Eve, and Swizz Beatz.

In 2001, Jadakiss went solo. . In August, he released his debut album, “Kiss Tha Game Goodbye.” This album featured outstanding artists such as The Alchemist, DMX, Snoop Dogg, Eve, and others. The R.I.A.A. awarded this album Gold certification. In 2004, he released his second studio album, and his biggest hit, ‘Why?’ peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 rankings. In 2007, he signed with Jay-Roc-A-Fella Z’s Records. Jadakiss went on to create three additional studio albums, the most recent of which is “Ignatius” (2020). Jadakiss is one of America’s most well-known hip-hop rappers. He shares his achievement as one of the greats with his family and four children. He was never married.

Career timeline

His Music Debut

Jadakiss’ band, The Lox, debuts on Main Source’s E.P.

The Lox’s First Hit Track

The band releases a tribute song to Notorious B.I.G, which gains commercial success.

The Lox’s Debut Studio Album

The band drops “Money, Power & Respect,” which peaks on the charts.

The Lox’s Second Album

They release “We Are The Streets” under their new label, Ruff Ryders.

He Goes Solo

Jadakiss releases his debut album as a solo artist, “Kiss Tha Game Goodbye.”

His Fifth Studio Album

Jadakiss drops his fifth album titled “Ignatius.”

Why We Love Jadakiss

  1. He worked hard

    Jadakiss' career began from the ground up. Over the course of almost 25 years, he struggled and worked his way to financial success.

  2. He is an inspiration

    Nothing is more crucial to a superstar than his stellar track record of surviving and thriving in his professional career. Jadakiss' transformation from a heroin dealer to a superstar serves as an example for us of how, with dedication and hard work, anyone can achieve success and notoriety.

  3. He achieved his goals

    Jadakiss dared to dream of being a well-known rapper and worked toward that goal. In the end, he demonstrated that anyone can achieve their goals with perseverance, bravery, and hard work.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He started rapping to make money

    Jadakiss's parents asked him to make money, so he started rapping.

  2. His first son is a rapper

    Jadakiss’ first son, Jae’Won, is looking forward to a career in rap.

  3. He has twins

    Jadakiss has twin boys, Jamir and Josh, who look just like him.

  4. He is planning on settling down

    Jadakiss revealed on “The Real” that he might be ready to settle down.

  5. He has been arrested

    Jadakiss has been arrested multiple times on different charges, including marijuana possession.

Jadakiss FAQs

Is Jadakiss related to Styles P?

No, the two are lifelong friends.

How can one contact Jadakiss?

The rapper can be contacted via his booking agent.

What label is Jadakiss signed to now?

The rapper is signed to Def Jam and D-Block Records.

Jadakiss’s birthday dates

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2029May 27Sunday

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