How Jadakiss Achieved a Net Worth of $6 Million

Jadakiss

There was a time when the name Jadakiss was synonymous with chart hits and pop icon. These days, Jadakiss has come to represent a generation that reminisces of recent pasts and music that’s not quite vintage but almost retro when heard today. We can say we’d leave it up to the moms and dads in their late 30s to rap Jadakiss lyrics today, but that’s doing the artist a huge injustice. Jadakiss’ music can definitely find fans today, and the controversial artist will always have a loyal following. Jadakiss’ career has spanned over 25 years, but he’s only achieved a net worth of $6 million. That’s surely more than enough for majority of the population, and it’s still something Jadakiss can be proud of. Here’s a close look into Jadakiss’ career and how he achieved his fortune.

Early life

Proud New Yorker Jason Terrance Phillips was born in Yonkers on May 27, 1975. Like most hip-hop artists especially from his generation, Jadakiss found his interest in music at a young age. He also found himself selling drugs at the young age of 12—something that seems to be common with artists in the rap community. Apparently, his parents wanted the budding rapper to start making his own money, and turning to drugs was just the easiest thing to do. Jadakiss didn’t sell drugs for long because he found something else that made him money without the risks associated with illegal selling. He got inspiration from other street artists and street rappers and decided to start freestyle rapping for money.

Early career

From street rapping alone, Jadakiss began to form a solid fan base at such a young age. Shortly after he started this gig, he entered a Florida freestyle competition and got some heads turned. More specifically, the owners of Ruff Ryders Entertainment took notice of the young rapper. Soon enough, the rap group The Warlocks was formed, which consisted of Jadakiss, Styles P., and Sheek Louch—both friends he met while freestyling. A little while after this group formed, they got signed onto Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment via an acquaintance with one Mary J. Blige.

The Warlocks became The Lox. During this time in Jadakiss’ career, he got the chance to work with some of the industry’s biggest names including Mary J., Mariah Carey, Mase, The Notorious B.I.G., and Puff Daddy among others. Jadakiss learned a lot during this time in his career, and this would be the time when he began venturing off into songwriting. The Lox released their first studio album, Money, Power & Respect,in 1998, and it achieved success peaking at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Even with that success, The Lox grew unhappy with Bad Boy Entertainment feeling that the record label didn’t represent who they were as artists. The group ended up signing with Ruff Ryders Entertainment shortly after their first album release. The Lox released another successful—and their second—album, We Are the Streets,in 1998.

Solo career

Jadakiss started a solo career just a few years later in 2001. Possibly reeling from the success of his first two albums with his former group, Jadakiss’ first album was a commercial success. However, it received much criticism artistically. His second solo album effort released in 2004 did slightly better. One of the singles from that second album—Why?—is Jadakiss’ most successful single to date. He released a few more successful singles during this time in his career, working with some of the industry’s biggest names including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Anthony Hamilton, DJ Khaled, and Mariah Carey again among a few others. Jadakiss would sign on with Roc-A-Fella Records in 2007.

Late career

Jadakiss released his third studio album, The Last Kiss,in 2009. He left Roc-A-Fella the following year. The rapper would release another studio album, his fourth, while continuing to work with some of the industry’s best again. Reception of his music in his later solo career would remain mostly positive. In 2016, Jadakiss reunited with his former group, The Lox, and they released their first album in 16 years. The last album Jadakiss released was a collaboration with Fabolous, and it was released in 2017.

Other ventures

It’s clear that Jadakiss made most of his fortune through his music. That would include album and single releases, tours, merchandise sales, and so forth. Jadakiss also made money through the many soundtrack features he had. His music was featured in many TV shows including Fresh Off the Boat and Fleabag, and some were also featured in video games, documentaries, TV movies, and other TV performances. Some of his songs were also featured in large scale films including Notorious (2009), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008), Blade II (2002), Drumline (2002), Honey (2003), Are We There Yet? (2005), and Beauty Shop (2005). The rapper is also credited as an actor in various features. He’s starred in a few TV features including The Roachesand Luke Cage.

Apart from his music ventures, Jadakiss also had other business ventures to create additional sources of income. The artist launched an online multimedia creative company called SoRaspy in 2015. SoRaspy served as the umbrella company for an online publication, online retail store, a YouTube channel, and a record label as well.

Jadakiss also opened up a juice bar in 2014 in Yonkers along with Styles P. The juice bar, Juices for Life, now serves a larger area in New York, as two other branches have opened up in Brooklyn and The Bronx. Both Juices for Life and SoRaspy continues to be steady business operations for Jadakiss, and they remain to be a legitimate source of income for the rapper as much as his music has been.

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Careers CEOs Companies Education Entertainment Legal Politics Science Sports Technology
edge computing
20 Things You Didn’t Know about Hailo
Fredrik Skantze
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Fredrik Skantze
company meeting
20 Things You Didn’t Know about Funnel
Collectibles Credit Cards Investing Real Estate Stocks
Syracuse, New York
The 20 Snowiest Cities in the U.S.
Paypal
How to Transfer Money from PayPal to the Bank
American Express
AMEX Gold vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred: Who Wins?
Aviation Boats Food & Drink Hotels Restaurants Yachts
Park Hyatt Aviara
10 Reasons To Stay at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Coors Field
The 20 Best Things to do in Downtown Denver
Visit the Yacht Club Community Park
The 20 Best Things to do in Cape Coral, FL
BMW Bugatti Cadillac Ferrari Lamborghini Mercedes Porsche Rolls Royce
Eleanor Car
What is an Eleanor Car?
1,825 HP Bugatti Bolide
A Closer Look at the 1,825 HP Bugatti Bolide
Subaru Impreza WRX WRX STI
The 20 Best Turner-Friendly Vehicles of All Time
BMW Motorcycles Buell Ducati Harley Davidson Honda Motorcycles Husqvarna Kawasaki KTM Triumph Motorcycles Yamaha
Yamaha Tenere 700
A Closer Look at The Yamaha Tenere 700
Honda CB600F Hornet
Remembering the Honda CB600F Hornet
2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660
A Closer Look at The 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660
Electronics Fashion Health Home Jewelry Pens Sneakers Watches
Nike Air Fear of God 1 String “The Question” Men’s Shoes
The Five Best Fear of God Sneakers Money Can Buy
Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Diver
A Closer Look at The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Diver
watch cleaning
A Simple Guide on How to Clean Watches Properly
Evan Peters
How Evan Peters Achieved a Net Worth of $4 Million
Allen Weisselberg
How Allen Weisselberg Achieved a Net Worth of $1 Billion
Katie Lee
How Katie Lee Achieved a Net Worth of $10 Million
Michael Jai White
How Michael Jai White Achieved a Net Worth of $3.5 Million