Kiss tha Game Goodbye

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Kiss tha Game Goodbye
Kiss tha game goodbye jadakiss.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 7, 2001[1]
Recorded2000–01
Length76:39
Label
Producer
Jadakiss chronology
Kiss tha Game Goodbye
(2001)
Kiss of Death
(2004)
Singles from Kiss tha Game Goodbye
  1. "We Gonna Make It"
    Released: August 7, 2001
  2. "Knock Yourself Out"
    Released: August 7, 2001
  3. "Put Ya Hands Up"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
The A.V. Club(average)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC[4]
HipHopDX[5]
RapReviews(6/10)[6]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[7]
Rolling Stone[8]
Stylus MagazineD−[9]
USA Today[10]

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.[11] It was eventually certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States.[12] As of June 2004, the album has sold 877,000 copies.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Featured artist(s)Length
1."Intro"  0:57
2."Jada's Got a Gun"
  • Eric McCaine
  • Antoine Stanton
4:27
3."Show Discipline"
Nas3:39
4."Knock Yourself Out"Pharrell3:32
5."We Gonna Make It"
Styles P3:33
6."None of Y'all Betta"
3:37
7."Stick Yourself" (skit) 
  • Big Will
  • Cross
  • Icepick
1:49
8."I'm a Gangsta"
  • Phillips
  • Anthony Fields
Parle3:30
9."Nasty Girl"Carl Thomas3:57
10."Put Ya Hands Up"
 3:27
11."Jay Jerkin'" (skit) 
  • Styles P
  • Sheek Louch
2:42
12."On My Way"
  • Phillips
  • Dean
Swizz Beatz4:21
13."Cruisin'"
Snoop Dogg3:55
14."Kiss Is Spittin'"
3:55
15."Fuckin' or What?"
 3:42
16."It's Time I See You"
4:11
17."What You Ride For?"4:30
18."Uh-Hunh!"
DMX4:22
19."Feel Me"
  • Phillips
  • Maman
 2:0
20."Keep Ya Head Up"Ann Nesby5:27
21."Charge It" (skit)  5:6
Total length:76:39

Personnel[edit]

  • Swizz Beatz - production (2, 12, 15); co-production (14)
  • Icepick - production (1, 7, 11)
  • Mahogany - production (3, 20)
  • The Alchemist - production (5, 19)
  • Jadakiss - production (11, 21)
  • The Neptunes - production (4)
  • DJ Premier - production (6)
  • Grimy - production (7)
  • P.K. - production (8)
  • Timbaland - production (9)
  • Wayne-O - production (10)
  • Sheek - production (11)
  • DJ Shok - production (13)
  • Eric McCaine - production (14)
  • Just Blaze - production (16)
  • Fiend - production (17)
  • Rated R - production (18)
  • Mas - production (18)
  • Chucky Thompson - production (20)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 877,000[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conaway, Matt. "Kiss tha Game Goodbye - Jadakiss". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Matt Conaway (March 27, 2001). "Kiss tha Game Goodbye - Jadakiss | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Rabin, Nathan (March 27, 2001). "Review: Jadakiss: Kiss Tha Game Goodbye · Music Review · The A.V. Club". Avclub.com. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Weingarten, Marc (August 24, 2001). "Kiss tha Game Goodbye". EW.com. Retrieved May 23, 2022.
  5. ^ "Jadakiss - Kiss The Game Goodbye | Read Hip Hop Reviews, Rap Reviews & Hip Hop Album Review". HipHopDX.com. August 1, 2001. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Jadakiss :: Kiss Tha Game Goodbye :: Ruff Ryders/Interscope". Rapreviews.com. August 10, 2001. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "CG: jadakiss". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "Jadakiss: Kiss Tha Game Goodbye (edited) : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Web.archive.org. August 20, 2001. Archived from the original on September 1, 2007. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Jadakiss - Kiss Tha Game Goodbye - Review". Stylusmagazine.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "Jadakiss plays gritty 'Game'; Mystic's 'Cuts' go deep". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. August 7, 2001. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  11. ^ a b c "Jadakiss Tops Billboard 200 With 'Death'". Billboard.com. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  12. ^ a b "American album certifications – Jadakiss – Kiss tha Game Goodbye". Recording Industry Association of America.
  13. ^ "Jadakiss Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  14. ^ "Jadakiss Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  15. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2001". Billboard. Archived from the original on January 3, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
  16. ^ "2001 The Year in Music". Billboard. Vol. 113, no. 52. December 29, 2001. p. YE-43. Retrieved October 3, 2021.