"And y'all scared, I can tell/ And I'ma get Bucks like Milwaukee, cuz like Sam, I Cassell (can sell)"I told you I was sticking to this era...
This song was Jadakiss' first solo single ever, as he was originally a part of the L.O.X. triumvirate. Actually, the group is still together, but they all decided to put out solo albums, and Kiss was the first to do so. Unfortunately, L.O.X. hasn't put out a group album since their 2000 classic We Are The Streets. The hood needs a new one, fellas.
This video has a number of mentionable things in it. First off, we get an open view of breast and nipple within the first minute of the video, which is always fun. And if you think that's bad, check out the super-NSFW uncut version of his second single, "Knock Yourself Out."
He does this in all his videos, but it still makes me laugh when he cheeses with that ridiculous smile directly into the camera. Maybe it's because you don't see rappers smile that often, or maybe it's because he seems so elated, but it just cracks me up every time. Also, we get a glimpse of that little dance that he does at the 2:37 mark, which he resurrects in the clean version of "Knock Yourself Out." (Melyssa Ford is in the clean version, if that's any motivation to watch it.) Speaking of dances, we get more of the Harlem shake during the third verse, which, like I told you, was the hottest dance out.
Sheek Louch and Styles P. obviously pop up in the video to support their L.O.X. brother. Other cameos include Eve and Swizz Beatz, who became Jada's labelmates after the L.O.X. left Bad Boy for Ruff Ryders. I know I mentioned this before, but Double-R was really like the biggest movement at the time. Roc-A-Fella kinda took over after that, but Ruff Ryders were absolutely huge from like 1998-2002. Speaking of cameos, did you all notice Cassidy at the 2:33 mark?? Homey looked like he was fresh out of homeroom. He was a nobody back then, but it's nice to see that he and Swizz stuck together after all these years.
Me posting this video was no mistake; everyone knows I'm an L.O.X. stanley. Jada hasn't had an album since Kiss of Death in 2004, but he's finally dropping something new this Tuesday (March 10). It's called The Last Kiss, so go pick that up.