Jadakiss looks back on the sound that made him fall in love with Hip-Hop

'That day I knew I needed to be a part of Hip-Hop'
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Back with another installment of Hip-Hop Made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the birth of Hip-Hop -- born in 1973 in the Bronx, New York -- we linked up with Jadakiss so he could share what song made him fall in love with Hip-Hop and the moments that defined the genre for him.

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Jason Terrance Phillips better known by his stage name Jadakiss was born in Yonkers, New York, and got his start in the game at a very young age as he used to freestyle on street corners for money when he was 12.

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He takes us back to being young and in his uncle's room and remembers listening to Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's "The Message," it was at that moment he knew he "needed to be a part of Hip-Hop."

LISTEN NOW: Jadakiss on what made him say "This is Hip-Hop"

During a performance at the New York City night club, The Tunnel, Puff Daddy aka Sean Combs lost an $80,000 Rolex watch, "and it didn't bother him at all as long as we killed the show," and in this moment Jadakiss knew that "this was Hip-Hop."

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Stay tuned as Audacy continues to celebrate the birth and trailblazing influence of Hip-Hop. Follow Hip-Hop Made all through 2023, and listen to your favorite music on Audacy's Hip Hop Made suite of stations, as well as Conscious Hip HopHip Hop UncutWomen of Hip Hop, and more -- plus check out our talent-hosted Ed Lover's Timeless Throwbacks and Greg Street's Dirty South Hip Hop!

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