Kiss tha Game Goodbye

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Kiss tha Game Goodbye
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Studio album by Jadakiss
Released August 7, 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre Hip Hop
Length 76:50
Label Ruff Ryders, Interscope
Producer DJ Premier, Swizz Beatz, The Neptunes, The Alchemist, Just Blaze, Icepick, Mahogany, Timbaland, Eric mcCaine
Jadakiss chronology
Kiss tha Game Goodbye
Kiss of Death
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (average)[2]
Entertainment Weekly C[3]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[4]
RapReviews (6/10)[5]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine D−[8]
USA Today 3/4 stars[9]

Kiss tha Game Goodbye is the debut studio album by American rapper Jadakiss. The album was released on August 7, 2001, by Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 and number two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 selling 204,000 copies in its first week.[10] It was eventually certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States.[11] As of June 2004, the album has sold 877,000 copies.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro" Icepick 0:57
2. "Jada's Got a Gun" (featuring E. McCaine & Antoine Stanton) Eric McCaine, Swizz Beatz 4:27
3. "Show Discipline" (featuring Nas) Mahogany 3:39
4. "Knock Yourself Out" (featuring Pharrell) The Neptunes 3:32
5. "We Gonna Make It" (featuring Styles P) The Alchemist 3:33
6. "None of Y'all Betta" (performed by The Lox) DJ Premier 3:37
7. "Stick Yourself (skit)" (featuring Big Will, Cross & Icepick) Grimy, Icepick 1:49
8. "I'm a Gangsta" (featuring Parle) P.K. 3:30
9. "Nasty Girl" (featuring Carl Thomas) Timbaland 3:57
10. "Put Ya Hands Up" Wayne-O/ Whateva 3:27
11. "Jay Jerkin' (skit)" (performed by The Lox) Icepick, Sheek 2:42
12. "On My Way" (featuring Swizz Beatz) Swizz Beatz 4:21
13. "Cruisin'" (featuring Snoop Dogg) DJ Shok 3:55
14. "Kiss Is Spittin'" (featuring Nate Dogg & Mashonda) Eric McCaine, Swizz Beatz 3:55
15. "Fuckin' Or What?" Swizz Beatz 3:42
16. "It's Time I See You" (performed by The L.O.X. featuring Drag-On, Eve and Infa-Red & Cross) Just Blaze 4:11
17. "What You Ride For?" (featuring Fiend, 8 Ball & Yung Wun) Fiend 4:30
18. "Uh-Hunh!" (featuring DMX) Mas, Rated R 4:22
19. "Feel Me" Alchemist 2:00
20. "Keep Ya Head Up" (featuring Ann Nesby) Mahogany, Chucky Thompson 5:27
21. "Charge It (skit)" Jadakiss 5:06
Sample Credits
  • "Show Discipline" contains a sample of "I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement.
  • "Jada's Got a Gun" does not appear on the clean version of the album.
  • "Put Your Hands Up" contains a sample of "Boogieman" by Jackson 5.
  • "We Gonna Make It" contains a sample of "My Music" by Samuel Jonathan Johnson.
  • "Kiss Is Spittin'" contains a sample of "I Keep Forgettin' (Everytime You're Near)" by Michael McDonald.
  • "Keep Ya Head Up" contains a sample of "Optimistic" by Sounds Of Blackness.
  • "Feel Me" contains a sample of "Noah's Ark" by Kitaro.
  • "It's Time I See You" contains a sample of "Stop In the Name of Love" by Margie Joseph.
  • "Fuckin' Or What?" contains a sample of "One Man Band (Plays All Alone)" by Monk Higgins.
  • "None of Y'all Betta" contains samples of "Waitin' for the Postman" by Syreeta, "Stick to Ya Gunz" by M.O.P., "Fuck You" by The Lox and "Recognize" by The Lox.
  • "Uh-Hunh" contains a sample of "Esperare" by Roberto Yanes and "Breakthrough" by LL Cool J.


Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard 200[12] 5
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 2


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 877,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  8. ^ "Jadakiss - Kiss Tha Game Goodbye - Review". Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  9. ^ "Jadakiss plays gritty 'Game'; Mystic's 'Cuts' go deep". 2001-08-07. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
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  11. ^ "RIAA's Gold & Platinum Program searchable database". Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
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  13. ^ "Jadakiss – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Jadakiss. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Jadakiss – Kiss tha Game Goodbye". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH