By Jay Rich
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Through his career, Jadakiss has often been viewed as an underdog, of sorts. The Yonkers rapper is definitely the face of The L.O.X., but they were in the shadows of bigger acts. As a solo rapper, Jadakiss is known for his lyricism.
Commercially, Jadakiss didn’t do as well as his counterparts, but he is in most’s top five dead or alive lists. Lyrically, few emcees can keep up with him. This is why Jadakiss ranks as a legend over many.
While Jadakiss isn’t known for his commercial success, he recently reached a major milestone. The legendary emcee was recently honored by Def Jam. His longtime label home is giving him props for surpassing 1 billion global streams, something few rappers not from the streaming era have been able to do.
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