News: Jadakiss Follows Jay-Z's Blueprint W/ "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" [Audio]
Monday, May 13, 2013 12:15PM
Days after Jay-Z and The-Dream's "High Art" anthem premiered online, The LOX's Jadakiss has revealed his long-awaited Top 5 Dead or Alive first single will also feature the melodic crooner.
While Kiss could not dish out a specific date, he did reveal his upcoming "Big Boy Dialogue" track will come packed with a Dream feature and sooner than people think.
"I think it's going to be called 'Big Boy Dialogue,'" Kiss revealed in an interview when asked about his solo project's first single. "Dream, it's featuring Dream. It's featuring The-Dream, you know what I mean? That's going to come to y'all real soon, too. [How soon?] Nah, not today. I got you. Not much further away though. It's really around the corner. I'm just getting it mastered right now." ("Jenny Boom Boom")
Late last week, Young Hov and Dream's "High Art" track premiered.
Terius Nash, AKA The-Dream, and Jay-Z have become one of music's most dynamic songwriting duos as of late. Earlier this year, they both earned a Grammy for "No Church in the Wild", and they're working together on Jay-Z's new solo album. But first, The-Dream will release his own new solo album, IV Play, on May 28th, and he's recruited Jay to guest on the track "High Art." (Consequence of Art)
In April, Jada said he hoped to have his delayed LP hit store shelves before summer came to an end.
"Definitely the name of my next album will be Top 5 Dead or Alive," Kiss confirmed in an interview. "I'm probably, 70, 75 percent finished. I got about 5 or 6 more tracks to cut then we should be good. [Release date?] Hopefully mid to end of summer. You know. I don't want to bump no heads with no big wigs that's going to steal all the radio and retail spots. Marketing is very important just as much as the music. So once you get yourself a nice body of work which you feel comfortable with, you have to sit down with your staff and put a very good marketing plan together too because the labels really go off your movement. As much as you put in the work, they'll get on that bandwagon and push it from there, but if you just sitting around, waiting for a record label to go over there -- that ain't how the industry is moving right now." (Power 99)
Back in late 2010, Kiss talked about the extended holdup behind the solo studio effort.
"I only got two songs finished so far, so I'm definitely about to start going hard with that," Jada said in an interview. "I've been searching for a new sound from some hungry, up-and-coming producers. But I'm also looking forward to working with Pharrell again, Dr. Dre, Swizz Beatz, DJ Premier, Alchemist, Just Blaze--you know, the great hip-hop producers. I try to get as much hip-hop as I can onto my albums. I'm trying to give my next one that real 1990s hip-hop feel. [As far as a release date,] I'm shooting for next Memorial Day, sometime around then. I'm looking to drop a single around All-Star Weekend or something in February." (VIBE)
Check out Jadakiss' interview: