The eternally great New York rapper Jadakiss released the genuinely good single "Me" last year, and now he announced a new album, Ignatius -- his first solo LP in five years -- arriving February 28 via Def Jam. Along with the announcement comes a second single, "Kisses To The Sky," which finds Kiss in slow jam mode joined by Rick Ross and R&B crooner Emanny. Listen below.

As one third of The LOX, Jadakiss is going on the Gods of Rap UK tour with Nas, DMX, and some type of Gang Starr performance from DJ Premier and presumably some guests, to support the first Gang Starr album in 16 years that Premier put out last year with posthumous recordings by his late Gang Starr partner Guru. Also today, Gang Starr released a new remix of "Bad Name" featuring new verses by the Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man (who pays tribute to Guru in his verse) and his frequent collaborator Redman. Listen to that below too.

While you're at it, revisit the video for the classic Gang Starr/Jadakiss collab "Rite Where U Stand":