By Marc Weingarten
Updated August 24, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

A member of the Ruff Ryder’s crew the Lox, Jadakiss is unambiguously hard, a sniveling rottweiler of rage with the full lexicon of gangsta signifiers in his verbal arsenal. On Kiss Tha Game Goodbye, his first solo album, Jadakiss unloads a full clip of odious ”Glocks and bitches” clichés over pallid Goth-hop arrangements. Given the dynamism of his old band, Jadakiss’ misogynist posturing seems beneath him.