As a member of Ruff Ryders, D-Block and The Lox,
Jadakiss has enjoyed a lengthy tour of duty. Now he has gotten the attention of
the general American population with one song simply titled “Why.”
A collaboration with crooner Anthony Hamilton,
“Why” has been the subject of various media outlets attention, due
to one line in particular – “Why did Bush knock down the towers?”
The song, from Jadakiss’ Kiss of Death
CD joins Michael Moore’s anti-Bush documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11,”
in questioning the president’s involvement with the attacks on New York’s
World Trade Center.
Kiss said that Interscope respected his creativity
and the fans appreciate his candor. Other media outlets have made it a point
to mute the direct reference to Bush though.
Similarly, there have been many efforts to ban
Moore’s cinematic investigation through letter-writing campaigns, online
petitions and various forms of corporate sabotage.
Jadakiss said he followed he heart.
“I just sat down and did it,” Jadakiss
told AllHipHop.com. “There was no question whether it was going on the
album or not. After I laid it and took it to [Interscope] Jimmy Iovine, he was
good. He didn’t even care if I did no more songs. He would have put that
on both sides of the CD.”
“People say incredible s**t when they come
up to me,” he continued. “[Like] you don’t know how much I felt
that like right there’…It’s therapy for the listeners. That’s
the best part of the whole s**t. Touching the human soul. Once you’re in
the zone everything follows.”
Since the 9-11 tragedy, many have been left with
unanswered questions and Jadakiss remains another individual waiting for an
Like “Why,” Moore’s documentary suggests
that Bush had knowledge of the terror attacks. Like Jadakiss’ first week
success, the movie has already broken single day box office records in New York
“I trust all of you teenagers out there
will find your way into a theater to see this movie,” Moore said of the
Rated R movie, which requires children under the age of 17 to attend th movie
theater with a parent.
Other similar films have preceded Moore’s.
“AfterMath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11”
was narrated by Hip-Hop activist/ rapper Paris and was made in conjunction with
the Guerrilla News Network (GNN).
Jadakiss’ Kiss of Death is poised
to top the charts in his respective field and Moore’s "Fahrenheit 9/11,"
opening today (June 25), is expected to have overwhelming success despite being
relegated to a little over 500 theaters nationwide.