Jason Terrance Phillips  (born May 27, 1975), [1]  [2]  is an American rapper better known by his  stage name   Jadakiss . He is known for being one third of the  New York  hip hop group  The Lox , as well as being a member of the  Ruff Ryders  collective and for his solo work. He is currently signed to both  Def Jam Records  and his own label,  D-Block Records , which he founded with the other members of The Lox. Jadakiss has released four studio albums, with the most recent being   Top 5 Dead or Alive   on November 20, 2015.  Jadakiss began rapping in the early 1990s as a member of The Lox, with the group eventually signing to  Puff Daddy ’s  record label   Bad Boy Entertainment . After leaving Bad Boy in 2000, the group all signed to  Ruff Ryders , where they embarked on solo careers, with Jadakiss releasing his debut solo album  Kiss Tha Game Goodbye  in 2001. Since the release of his first album in 2001, Jadakiss has gone on to release three more solo studio albums, as well as an album with The Lox and a joint album with  Fabolous . In 2007, Jadakiss signed with  Jay Z ’s  Roc-A-Fella Records  and  Def Jam Recordings , who both released his 2009 album  The Last Kiss  along with  Ruff Ryders Entertainment .
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