Jason Phillips AKA “Jadakiss” was born May 27, 1975 in Yonkers, New York. Jadakiss was influenced by Hip hop at an early age.Like some young men growing up in the streets of Yonkers, things were not always so easy. Jadakiss had his challenges in the streets. While free-styling, he caught the ears of Sheek Louch and Styles P. Jadakiss would eventually catch the attention of many ears.