Fans might be waiting a while for a new Jay-Z album but Jigga will be wetting their appetites with two new songs dropping soon off a new movie soundtrack that he co-produced "The Harder They Fall."
The film’s director, Jeymes Samuel, revealedThe Harder They Fall soundtrack features a new song from JAY-Z and Jadakiss.
“[There are]twooriginal [JAY-Z songs],” he said. “Wait until you hear ‘King Kong Rhythm.’ It’s the hardest joint. Let’s put it this way — I’ve reunited Jadakiss and JAY-Z.”
Samuel also revealed the track was recorded this past summer during Jadakiss’ resurgent run after leading The LOX to victory over Dipset in their Verzuz battle at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
“Oh, let’s just say it was part of the insane summer,” he said. “Let’s call it serendipitous. Jay, we’ve always collaborated. We go back to collaborating with Jay Electronica. And Jay and I didThe Great Gatsby together. So working with Jay is literally like breathing.”
“King Kong Riddim” also features Griselda’s Conway The Machine and rising London rapper BlackRoad Gee and will arrive along with the fullThe Harder They Fallsoundtrack on Friday (October 29). Fans can get an early taste of the song below.
“King Kong Riddim” will mark JAY-Z and Jadakiss’ first collaboration in almost 15 years. The pair first linked up on “Reservoir Dogs” from Jay’s 1998 albumVol. 2… Hard Knock Life. But even then, the underlying tension between Jay and Jada’s respective camps was brewing.