Rap royalty was in the building as Jadakiss joined co-hosts Carl Lamarre and Bianca Gracie for another fiery episode of On the Block Tuesday afternoon (March 3). Kiss is gearing up to drop his Ignatius album, which he delayed a week to honor the late Pop Smoke, but also to pay respect to the Kobe and Gigi Bryant memorial.
Ignatius will now release on Friday and is dedicated to producer/A&R Jay "Ice Pick" Jackson, who died from cancer back in 2017. "I think I accomplished what I set out to accomplish for my homie," he said. "I think he's smiling down on us and I think he enjoyed the process of me making it. He was there in spirit, A&Ring the project from heaven. I think the overall outcome was a great body of work."
Jada really enjoyed the time he got to spend around Pop Smoke during his rise. If 50 Cent ever calls, Kiss definitely wants to lay a verse on Smoke's posthumous debut album. "I'd definitely be down to participate on that. It would be dope," he said. The Yonkers native also removed his "Hunting Season" collaboration with Pusha T from streaming services out of respect for Pop Smoke and his loved ones.