New York, NY – Jadakiss boldly proclaimed he was the “King of New York” in 2006 on the 50 Cent diss track “G’s Up Freestyle” featuring Sheek Louch, rapping, “You could see the pictures I paint son/If I ain’t the King of New York then there ain’t one.”
Now, it looks like the veteran rapper has scored another bragging right to the title. On Tuesday (February 2), Jada shared an Instagram video with his 2.3 million followers announcing he’s one of the new voices soundtracking the New York City busses and MTA subway platforms.
“Starting February 12th, you will be hearing my voice along with over 20 other iconic voices representing the @mta on subway platforms and buses all over NYC!” he captioned the post. “S/O @newyorknico for making this happen. I can’t wait to hear this for myself He Heh!”
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In the clip, Jadakiss also reveals the script for his latest endeavor.
“If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please quarantine or seek medical attention,” he says. “Thanks for helping to keep New York City safe.” He then lets out an hysterical laugh, making it clear he’s thrilled about the opportunity.
Jada has plenty of reasons to smile these days. Last month, he surpassed one billion global streams thanks to his stacked catalog. Def Jam Recordings marked the occasion with a celebratory Instagram post on January 20, writing, “Congratulations Jadakiss! 1 BILLI!”
Several other rappers have claimed the “King of New York” title before, including 50 Cent, Uncle Murda, Prodigy, Shyne, Smoke DZA and Fat Joe. But when controversial figure 6ix9ine said it, it hit differently. While shooting the “Punani” video in August 2020, he seemingly bragged about his ability to wander around the streets of New York City and simultaneously claimed he was the “King Of New York” once again.
“IM FREE !!” he wrote. “LINK IN BIO LINK IN BIO WHO SAID WE AINT OUTSIDEEEEEE .PUNANI. BROOKLYN THIS MY TOWN NEW YORK THIS MY CITYYYY YOU HEAR ME!?!?! KING OF FUCKING NEW YORK YA COULD NEVA DO WHAT I DID AND BE OUTSIDE DUMMY!”