Kiss of Death (Jadakiss album)

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Kiss of Death
Studio album by Jadakiss
Released June 22, 2004
Recorded 2002 - 2004; Evil Genius Studios, New York, New York
Powerhouse Studios, Yonkers, New York
Groovyville Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Hip hop
Length 62:54
Label Ruff Ryders, Interscope
Producer The Neptunes, Kanye West, Scott Storch, Havoc, Swizz Beatz, Eminem, Alchemist, DJ Green Lantern, Black Key, Jelly Roll, Ned.com, Elite, Baby Grand, Red Spyda
Jadakiss chronology
Kiss tha Game Goodbye
(2001)
Kiss of Death
(2004)
The Last Kiss
(2009)
Singles from Kiss of Death
  1. "Time's Up"
    Released: April 20, 2004
  2. "Why?"
    Released: July 13, 2004
  3. "U Make Me Wanna"
    Released: October 12, 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (76/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (positive)[3]
Billboard (positive)[4]
Blender 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[5]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[6]
RapReviews (8.5/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
The Situation 3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin A−[10]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[11]
Vibe 4/5 stars[12]

Kiss of Death is the second album by rapper Jadakiss. It is the follow-up to his 2001 gold selling debut album Kiss Tha Game Goodbye. "Kiss of Death" was released in the US on the June 22, 2004 and reached #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the Rap Albums charts with 246,000 copies sold in its first week. In the UK it peaked at #65. The album features the singles "Time's Up" (with Nate Dogg), followed by the political and world issue crossover hit "Why" (with Anthony Hamilton), and "U Make Me Wanna" (with Mariah Carey). It was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[13] The album was more successful than its predecessor Kiss Tha Game Goodbye.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   J. Phillips, J. D'Agostino DJ Green Lantern 1:13
2. "What You So Mad At?"   J. Phillips, M. Davis Black Key 3:37
3. "Shine" (featuring Snoop Dogg & DJ Quik) J. Phillips, D. Blake, C. Broadus, D. Drew, S. Green Jelly Roll 5:00
4. "Bring You Down"   J. Phillips, Q. Atkinson Neo Da Matrix 3:39
5. "Time's Up" (featuring Nate Dogg) J. Phillips, N. Hale, S. Storch Scott Storch 3:36
6. "Why" (featuring Anthony Hamilton) J. Phillips, A. Hamilton, K. Muchita, P. Moerien Havoc 4:00
7. "U Make Me Wanna" (featuring Mariah Carey) J. Phillips, M. Carey, S. Storch Scott Storch 4:53
8. "Hot" (Skit) L. Troutman, R. Troutman   0:18
9. "Hot Sauce to Go" (featuring Pharrell) J. Phillips, P. Williams The Neptunes 3:56
10. "Real Hip Hop" (featuring Sheek Louch) J. Phillips, S. Jacobs, K. Dean, C. Mayfield Swizz Beatz 2:57
11. "Shoot Outs" (featuring Styles P) J. Phillips, D. Styles, A. Parrino Elite 4:18
12. "Still Feel Me"   J. Phillips, A. Maman The Alchemist 2:42
13. "By Your Side"   J. Phillips, R. Adair, M. McLeod, P. Sawyer Baby Grand 3:51
14. "Gettin' It In" (featuring Kanye West) J. Phillips, K. West Kanye West 3:37
15. "Air It Out"   J. Phillips, Q. Atkinson Neo Da Matrix 4:03
16. "Welcome to D-Block" (performed by The LOX featuring Eminem) J. Phillips, M. Mathers, S. Jacobs, D. Styles, L. Resto, S. King Eminem 4:25
17. "Kiss of Death" (featuring Styles P) J. Phillips, A. Thelusma Red Spyda 3:12
18. "I'm Goin Back" (featuring Nesha) J. Phillips, M. Davis, R. Howerton, W. Lewis, D. Lewis Black Key 3:37
  • Note: Not Present On The Clean Version.
  • Note: On the clean version "Shoot Outs" is listed as "SXXXX Outs".

Samples[edit]

Why

  • "Mandrake" by Gong

Real Hip Hop

By Your Side

  • "I'd Find You Anywhere" by Creative Source

Gettin' It In

Hot Skit

I'm Goin Back

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Preceded by
To the 5 Boroughs by Beastie Boys
Billboard 200 number-one album
July 4, 2004 – July 10, 2004
Succeeded by
The Hunger for More by Lloyd Banks