“Kiss of Death” is the second album by American rapper Jadakiss. It is the follow-up to his 2001 gold-RIAA selling debut album “Kiss tha Game Goodbye”. The album was released in the U.S. on the June 22, 2004 and debuted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
The album’s singles charted successfully. The singles include “Why” featuring Anthony Hamilton) which peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and “U Make Me Wanna” featuring Mariah Carey) which peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 8 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 selling 246,000 copies in its first week. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States. In the UK, the album debuted at number 65 on the UK Albums Chart. On July 28th, 2004 the album was certified platinum in the United States.
This album demonstrates Jada’s lyrical diversity, as well as his artistic and personal growth as an MC with his impeccable flow and punchline prowess over Hip-Hop/R&B instrumentals from producers such Scott Storch, The Alchemist, Havoc, Red Spyda, The Neptunes, Eminem, Swizz Beatz, Black Key and Kanye West.