On Set of DJ Khaled’s New Video with Mary J. Blige, Jadakiss, & Fabolous

Dayo, Jadakiss, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, and Fabolous

DJ Khaled packs another punch with his latest single “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” featuring Mary J. Blige, Fabolous, and Jadakiss. The song, which debuted during Mary’s opening performance at the BET Awards, will appear on the Miami DJ’s new album We the Best Forever (July 19). A video, directed by Dayo, was recently filmed in a warehouse with appearances from Rick Ross, Birdman, and Busta Rhymes.

“Dreams do come true. I’m working with Mary J. Blige,” said Khaled. “This is what you call the growth of DJ Khaled. I’m always making music for other people and when I make music for myself, it’s like taking it to the next level.”

Watch behind-the-scenes footage and listen to the song below.

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New Music: Da Brat f/ Jadakiss & Brandon Hines – ‘Get It Get It’

Da Brat

Da Brat comes with the quick rhymes on “Get It Get It,” a laid-back summery record featuring Jadakiss and So So Def singer Brandon Hines. “When I bust these verses, somebody better call some hearses/ I’m a homicidal American idol with a purpose,” spits Tat Tat on the cut from her upcoming mixtape Life After Death. Girl you be killin’ ‘em.

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10 Questions for Jadakiss


When fans and critics throw Jadakiss’ name into the top five dead or alive conversation, not much argument follows considering the rap veteran’s lyrical content puts many of his competitors to shame. But when the Yonkers native puts his own list out for eyes to ogle over, he’s sure to raise some eyebrows as it sits outside the quota. “Biggie, Tupac, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, [and] Styles P,” Jadakiss tells Rap-Up.com.

Kiss likes to keep the people talking, and he’s doing just that with his newest effort, a mixtape serving as an EP titled I Love You (A Dedication to My Fans), available now. As usual, he’s playful and menacing in his rhymes but all in all, the lyricist just wants his loyal supporters to use his tracks as the soundtrack to welcome a new season. “It’s to hold you down for the summer,” he reveals. “This is something guaranteed, that you know you’re straight for the summer—for your pool parties, your cookouts. If you ain’t got nothing else, you got that.”

As he readies the release of the Aristotle-directed visuals for his first single, “Hold You Down,” the man who made “Ah ha” a widely recognized phrase, is “chillin’,” in his words. He bumps Keyshia Cole’s “Take Me Away” in his ride (he loves everything about the track) and kicks back with his two kids as they read to him (his son is a fan of Vado and Max B). Get to know the zealous MC as he discusses the one article of clothing he consistently drops dime on, his NBA playoffs pick, and which hip-hop icon he wants to work with on his forthcoming album.

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New Music: Jadakiss f/ Teyana Taylor – ‘Rock Wit Me’

Jadakiss and Teyana Taylor

Jadakiss rocks with Teyana Taylor on one of the 11 tracks off his mixtape I Love You (A Dedication to My Fans): The Mixtape, dropping May 24. “Right now I’m in my prime/ Always been ahead of my time/ I ain’t here to tell you no lies/ Top 5 dead or alive,” raps Jada over an Indian chant, while Teyana gives life to the party with her celebratory hook. Listen to them rock the mic right.

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Tracklisting: Jadakiss – ‘I Love You (A Dedication to My Fans): The Mixtape’

I Love You

Jadakiss gives back to his fans with I Love You (A Dedication to My Fans): The Mixtape. Dropping May 24, the 11-track giveaway features collaborations with Rick Ross, Teyana Taylor, Fred The Godson, Styles P, and Emanny on the lead single “Hold You Down.” Check the lineup below.

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New Music: Wale f/ Rick Ross & Jadakiss – ‘600 Benz’

Wale and Rick Ross

Wale puts the pedal to the metal on “600 Benz” featuring Rick Ross and Jadakiss, a cut off the Maybach Music Group compilation Self Made Vol. 1, dropping May 24. The trio spits over a brazen beat powered by searing strings and thumping percussion, with the D.C. rapper bigging up his MMG boss. “Rozay told me keep on workin’, shorty you’ll be rich forever/ Forever my endeavors, and I stepped on my opponents,” he rhymes. Ride out below.

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Video: Maino f/ Swizz Beatz, Jadakiss, Jim Jones, & Joell Ortiz – ‘We Keep It Rockin”

New York City is in the house in the video for Maino’s “We Keep It Rockin’,” shot at nightclub Amnesia NYC. Directed by Ron Adkins and Karl Lawrence, the star-studded clip sees the song’s featured guests Swizz Beatz, Jim Jones, Jadakiss, and Joell Ortiz partying it up with Big Apple natives Juelz Santana and Lloyd Banks. Take a trip to the city that never sleeps.

[In Flex We Trust]