Jadakiss has been very devoted in his aim to feed the streets with a new freestyle each Friday morning, going in over classic NY beats with a ferocity matched by very few of his freestyle-happy peers. Today, he takes on one of the finest tracks of the era: Raekwon's "Incarcerated Scarfaces" from his legendary 1995 album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Nimbly navigating the RZA-produced instrumental, Jada retreads age-old NY rap tropes like getting "lifted in the staircases" without sounding at all stale. If you had never heard the original cut, this "Incarcerated Scarfaces" version could pass for it, as it sounds tailor-made for 'Kiss.
Told you life's a bitch, but she's gorgeous
Once you press play on her, you can't pause it
Rap's my house, tell these niggas to pay mortgage
Got work during the drought, it's no shortage