Review: Jadakiss' "Top 5 Dead Or Alive"
People have really been into ranking their all-time top MCs lately. About a year ago, Chris Rock revealed his in the trailer for his film "Top Five": "Jay, Nas, Scarface, Rakim... and then I might let Biggie get in there.
Jadakiss Shares "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" Release Date & Album Cover
We knew Top 5 Dead or Alive was on the way, and Jadakiss has just confirmed that we'll be getting his fourth studio album in three weeks, on November 20. He also shared the album's cover, which shows a bronze bust of Jada himself. It seems the cover is a photo of the same bust that Jada unveiled at a recent Def Jam event in honor of T5DOA.
Sheek Louch Announces "Gorillaween" Mixtape
Prolific LOXsmith Sheek Louch has been pimping his Silverback Gorilla 2 mixtape for months now, but today he announced that before he drops that he'll drop his Gorillaween mixtape on Halloween.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 9)
It's that time of the week again. The weather might be crap, but work's over, school's out, and that should be enough to get your mind in the right place. If not, then we've got your musical medication, which will, no doubt, pair nicely with whatever other treats, medical-grade or otherwise, you've got on deck.
Ticket Giveaway: See The LOX Live In Brooklyn
Next Thursday, April 2nd, The LOX will be hitting Brooklyn venue The Wick for a show with Skyzoo, DARK, Chris Rivers & Nino Man, and we're hosting a ticket giveaway so you can go for free. Tickets can be purchased here, but follow the instructions below for the chance for free admission.
The LOX Announce "3rd Sermon" Mixtape, Dropping At Midnight Tonight
Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch just released their EP The Trinity: 2nd Sermon last week (stream it here), and now the trio's announced that they'll be surprising us tonight with a third installment, arriving in mixtape form.
Stream The LOX's New EP "The Trinity: 2nd Sermon"
The Lox are following up their surprise EP from 2013, The Trinity, with The Trinity: 2nd Sermon. The EP hit the interwebs last night, and the New York rap group have decided to make it available to stream via Spotify (better than no stream at all, right?). The five-track offering features two artists, Tyler Woods and Whispers. Peep the tracklist below, and stream the individual tracks as well.
#TBT: Bad Boy Records' Early Hits
Bad Boy Records was founded in 1993 by a lesser-known-at-the-time Sean Combs, who later went by Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and now Diddy. Combs began his music business experience as an intern at Uptown Records (that's a good bit of motivation for everyone interning out there). However, after becoming an A&R executive he was fired in 1993, prompting him to start Bad Boy Records.
A3C Festival Line-Up Includes 2 Chainz, The LOX, B.o.B & More
The A3C Festival is going all out this year, celebrating their 10-year anniversary with five days worth of rap music from all kinds of hip-hop artists, from mainstream to underground. The annual Atlanta festival has announced its full line-up today, which includes headliners 2 Chainz, Black Thought, The LOX and B.o.B.
Prodigy Announces Upcoming Mobb Deep/ Lox Collab
While out promoting his upcoming album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, Prodigy made his way by Sway's Morning show on Tuesday and revealed some big news regarding an upcoming collab with The Lox. During the sit-down interview, Prodigy revealed that he and Havoc just recently collaborated with The Lox for a new song. P announced that the song will be for the upcoming Lox LP, and is actually the first time they ever did a song together. “We just did a Mobb Deep/ Lox song for their album. It’s the first time we ever did a song together.”
The LOX Announce "The Trinity" World Tour
The LOX took us by surprise when they released their new Trinity EP this past year, and soon they'll be taking things on the road continuing the reunion. Today the trio have announce a new tour centered around The Trinity, that'll span three months. The world tour kicks off on February 28th in Waterbury, CT, and will hit other stops in the United States before heading overseas, then back to North America for Canadian tour dates.
Jadakiss Says “Grammy’s Aint Hip Hop”
Talking to the Breakfast Club, Jadakiss and Styles P find themselves to be free agents for the first time in a while, after Def Jam was reluctant to give them their full support. Jadakiss also find himself angered at the outcome for "Best Rap Album," as many were when Kendrick Lamar's heralded album lost to Macklemore's. On the subject, Jadakiss says: "60/40, the white man still win," says Jadakiss. "Grammys ain’t Hip Hop. We they do the Hip Hop categories on the Grammy’s. Every nominee, only one or two are really Hip Hop."
The LOX Discuss "The Trinity," Hope To Drop New Album In 2014
The LOX were circulating on the web last week, when they randomly decided to release a new EP, The Trinity. Now that the project is out, they're doing a little bit of promo for it. Sheek Louch, Jadakiss and Styles P all hit up Hot 97's Morning Show to discuss the EP, the status of their album, the New York rap scene and more.
The LOX Release New EP "The Trinity" Without Warning [Update: Stream The EP]
Beyonce seems to have spearheaded a trend with her preemptive album drop last week. In the early hours of the morning, both Angel Haze and The LOX dropped new projects without warning.