Jadakiss Brings Cameras To His Yonkers, New York Neighborhood (Video)

Jadakiss and The LOX helped make Yonkers, New York a Hip-Hop landmark. Along with their Ruff Ryders bandmates, especially DMX, the trio of MCs brought attention to the Westchester County city that was previously known for its size (the fourth largest population in the Empire State), and its Neil Simon play namesake (Lost In Yonkers). Through group and solo work, Jason Phillips has been instrumental in giving the city an identity, and a source of artistic hope.

Joined by Complex‘s cameras for the “My Neighborhood” series, ‘Kiss goes home. In promotion of this month’s forthcoming Top 5 Dead Or Alive album (November 20), the MC gives an all-access tour of the scenes where his Big Wheel was stolen, where he came after school, and where he still goes to this day for a shape-up. Like Jada’ verses, the moment is met with image-driven recollections that show that observant gift. On sidewalks, Jadakiss runs into people that he maintains ties to, showing how invested the D-Block vet is in his own community.

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