In Ruff Ryders Entertainment's heyday, DMX and Yonkers trio The LOX were unquestionably the label's marquee artists. With the power of Swizz Beatz behind them, both became very successful and sold a ton of albums, but X, ever the loose cannon, felt the need to let people know who the label's true star was. On the tail end of an unbelievable hot streak during which he released four consecutive number one albums, Dark Man X issued a biting, popularity-driven diss on The Great Depression's "Trina Moe":
"Aight, let's ask the streets, how many sold?
What? Three niggas, three months to go gold?"
It was a shot at the trio's first joint album, We Are The Streets, which still sold decently (especially by today's standards), but paled in comparison to X's own sales numbers. Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch fired back on multiple occasions, including the "My Lifestyle" remix and "Who Did You Expect?" It's unclear how this all got resolved (it might still exist to some degree), but from then on, it seemed like DMX and The LOX steered clear of each other.