Following the release of his song titled “Me” last year, Jadakiss gets a head-start in 2020 with “Kisses To The Sky” featuring Rick Ross and Emanny, which will debut on his forthcoming project Ignatius. Jadakiss’s fifth solo album pays homage to his former manager and friend Ignatius “Icepick Jay” Jackson, who passed away in 2017.
On “Kisses To The Sky” hip-hop veterans, Jadakiss and Rick Ross wear their hearts on a sleeve but make sure its tucked away when a fugazy (or money-hungry individual) pops up. Between the lines, Jadakiss speaks with his signature gruff voice about showing a profound love what life has to offer (if she lets him). After all, “sky is just a view, baby. It’s never the limit.”
Likewise, Jada lets out an “ah-ha” towards the ones who think they’ve got him fooled. Rather than give in to nonsense, Jadakiss keeps it moving right past them. He urges his love to give this romance a chance, going so far as to say that he wants her to carry his last name. The “Why?” rapper simply loves her for what’s on the inside and outside. There’s no need to second-guess his feelings second because his actions speak louder than his words.
R&B songster, Emanny on the other hand, showcases a projective, soulful register in “Kisses To The Sky’s” hook. Naturally, his voice pulls you in throughout the listen, masking harps and violin chords that try to be in the limelight. Shortly after, Rick Ross lets out an” uh” and proceeds with his verses. With a gangster-leaning cadence, Ross speaks on how he stays on his P’s and Q’s. In one line, he says that he has one eye open, tying it to Fetty Wap, who suffered from congenital glaucoma in his younger years. Fetty Wap can only see out of his left eye because the right one is slightly closed.
Aside from this, Ross highlights previous accomplishments and tells a ‘Bumbaclot’ to go and suck his ‘madda’ in a Jamaican twang. Notable lines from” Kisses To The Sky” also include: “Watch those that only come around when the cash come (watch ’em)/Yeah, cause they are vicious in disguise/No militia or mischief, just kisses in the sky, wassup?”
Sonically, producer So Raspy focuses on cinematic elements, meshing a live orchestra with lush synths and drumrolls.
Jadakiss’s project, Ignatius, will drop on February 28, 2020.
Listen to “Kisses To The Sky” below: