In a recent interview on The Breakfast Club, Jadakiss, the frontman of LOX, shared a rare experience he had with Kodak Black while collaborating on their 2018 track “Mama.” According to Jadakiss, Kodak asked him to rewrite a guest verse, which was initially surprising but ultimately led to a better outcome for the song.
Jadakiss shared that he was initially hesitant but found Kodak’s request amusing. He stated, “I’m like, ‘Yak.’ I switched it and he like, ‘No doubt.’ I’m a person that’s easy to work with. It was funny to me. I think I spoke to him. He asked me and actually said it I think.”
While some artists might take offense to being asked to redo a verse, others, like Rick Ross, see it as a challenge to improve their skills. Ross shared a similar experience he had with Kanye West during the making of their 2010 collaboration “Devil in a New Dress,” where Kanye asked him to rewrite his verse. Ross used this as an opportunity to showcase his versatility and up his pen game, resulting in a better final product.
Jadakiss and Ross’s experiences show that being open to criticism and challenges from fellow artists can lead to growth and improvement in one’s craft. It also highlights the importance of collaboration and working together to create the best possible art.