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Jadakiss crowns himself The Black Mamba of vocals after Verzuz battle


Jadakiss backstage at Madison Square Garden during his August 3, 2021 Verzuz; Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Jadakiss feels like Kobe Bryant after Tuesday night’s Verzuz battle between The Lox and Dipset. Both legendary rap groups went back and forth playing their group anthems, as well as their classic solo hits, at the Hulu Theater in New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

On Wednesday, Jadakiss crowned himself “The Black Mamba of the vocals” on Instagram and shared a photo of himself wearing a DMX jacket while holding a bottle of what appears to be champagne. The image pays homage to late Los Angeles Lakers player Bryant, who sat in the same pose while holding the championship trophy after defeating the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2001 NBA Finals.

Jadakiss is the first rapper to win two Verzuz battles after his solo match-up against Fabulous in June 2020. Fans were impressed with the Lox rapper delivering another killer performance at the age of 46 with the same passion and hunger he had during his early years under Bad Boy Records. 

“Jadakiss smoked Fab and Dipset by himself. Now yall understand why Kiss is top five dead or alive,” tweeted one fan, while another said, “If you want to be a rapper, study Jadakiss’ breath control.”

Another fan tweeted, “Jadakiss went through two different #verzuz and ran each one, solo and with a crew. It’s proper time we rewrite the books on how damn special he is at this rapping/performing/entertainment thing.”

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