Jadakiss - Ignatius
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #20 / 792
User Score
Based on 147 ratings
2020 Ratings: #723
Liked by 7 people
March 6, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Def Jam, Roc Nation / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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The perfect blend of raw lyrics and powerful production that keeps our ears glued to the music and our minds focused on the meaning.

Ignatius, his fifth album, marks the culmination of this experience and may very well constitute the magnum opus of his acclaimed career.


’Ignatius’ is the album the hip-hop scene didn’t know it needed, the raw voice and understanding Jadakiss delivers here offers much-needed respite from the shallow music we seem to be swamped in at the moment.

Still advancing as an artist, almost two decades after he released his solo debut.
Where the album hits is in its humanity; Kiss attempts to satisfy too many sounds, perhaps, but the theme of loss is omnipresent.
Pearly Gates - 9.1/10
Huntin Season (feat. Pusha T) - 5.3/10
Keep It 100 - 7.0/10
Catch & Release - 9.3/10
ME - 9.2/10
(NYB) Need Your Best [feat. Ty Dolla $ign] - 9.3/10
Angels Getting Pedicured (feat. 2 Chainz) - 7.1/10
Kisses to the Sky (feat. Rick Ross & Emanny) - 9.2/10
Gov't Cheese (feat. DeJ Loaf, Nino Man & Millyz) - 6.7/10
I Know (feat. John Legend) - 6.9/10
Closure (feat. Chayse) - 7.3/10

Nota: 78💚
Jadakiss é um compositor e tanto, e em seu quinto álbum, ‘Ignatius’, suas letras impactantes complementadas por um instrumental marcante fizeram deste álbum um dos melhores atos do ano.
Jadakiss is a very underrated artist, he deserves a lot of respect, he's one of the most underrated lyricists of NYC, but tbh, i think his career shoul've been done some years ago, he needs to retire, cause this album is the proof that even tho hes a nice rapper he cant keep up with albums that can be heard on 2020, this project is so trapped in the past, that this 00's R&B influences on the album make it mostly unlistenable, lets also mention how the first 2 songs are better than anyhting ... read more
The fact people still ain't satisfied with this album is proof y'all didn't watch his press run. This album was for the title name "Ignatius" not for us! The point of this album was just that for him. This what he wanted. But anyway, this is his best album only because he stuck to what he knew and made it better than usual. He said himself, this is not turn up, you gotta sit down and listen to it. He's comfortable on this album which is okay with me. He's not trying to impress critics ... read more
While I respect Jadakiss as a lyricist, I've never really heard a project of his that has really blown me away. There are a couple standouts, but the rest just sounds like your average hip hop track. I think his voice really limits his abilities to make a really special song.

Favorite tracks: Huntin Season, Gov't Cheese
Least favorite: I Know
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Track List

  1. Pearly Gates
  2. Huntin Season (feat. Pusha T)
  3. Keep It 100
  4. Catch & Release
  5. ME
  6. Anna May
  7. (NYB) Need Your Best [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]
  8. Angels Getting Pedicured (feat. 2 Chainz)
  9. Kisses to the Sky (feat. Rick Ross & Emanny)
  10. My Condolences
  11. Gov't Cheese (feat. DeJ Loaf, Nino Man & Millyz)
  12. I Know (feat. John Legend)
  13. Closure (feat. Chayse)
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Added on: March 5, 2020