Feel My Pain
The Lox Feat. Rick Ross
The LOX came through with "What Happens?", a response to recent instances of police brutality, earlier this month, and today, they're back with some more new music. "Feel My Pain" finds the Yonkers trio teaming with Rick Ross on a track that recalls the MMG Boss's work with JUSTICE League, opting for a luxurious instrumental and belted hook. Always deceptively versatile, Styles P, Jadakiss, and Sheek Louch all sound very comfortable on the beat, handing things off to Ross who supplies a welcome contrast from the group's gritty delivery with something slightly smoother.
The Lox Feat. J-Doe
The LOX has reunited for a new single, "What Happens," which premiered today as a Tidal exclusive. Though Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch have each been active on their solo grinds this year, this is the first time they've appeared together since they showed up on the remix of Tate Kobang's breakout hit "Bank Rolls." Their new song features J-Doe of Conglomerate Records.
Here's yet another new freestyle from Styles P. His latest comes over the instrumental to "Permission," a buzzing hit from R&B singer Ro James. The track follows several new improvised reworks from the LOX emcee, including freestyles over Dr.
DJ Absolut continues his “Mixtape Mondays” series today, this time with Yonkers emcee Sheek Louch. Louch, member of iconic NY trio The Lox, gives us a vintage NY sound on “Nobody.” On the track, Sheek Louch lets everyone know who can step to him on the track – nobody. He doesn’t hold back against any potential haters, even threatening to stomp out someone’s cat.
Bank Rolls (Remix)
Tate Kobang Feat. The Lox
Tate Kobang is the latest rapper to turn a freestyle into a hit, flipping Tim Trees' 2000 Baltimore classic, "Bank Roll" into his own record, essentially just by rapping over the existing beat. Now he's reshaping the track once again, by calling upon some very talented friends in The Lox, who help him out on a new remix of the song.
Colonel Loud Feat. The Lox & Rico Barrino
Last summer, North Carolina's Colonel Loud earned himself a surprise hit with a single dedicated to the left coast: "California." The original featured Young Dolph and Rico Barrino, and as it began to pick up steam, the track was remixed with an added verse from T.I. Here's yet another remix from some non-Californians -- as the slow-burning number has been hit with some brand new raps from Styles P, Jadakiss, and Sheek Louch, aka The LOX.
Shawn Wigs Feat. Jadakiss
You may have heard Shawn Wigs’ name before on Ghostface Killah’s 36 Seasons track “Homicide,” and now he’s back with his own track. He enlists The Lox’ Jadakiss for a verse, including the requisite Jadakiss laughing ad libs.
Old Man Wildin' (Remix)
Diddy Feat. French Montana, Manolo Rose & The Lox
At the end of last year, Puffy Diddy released a special edition of his MMM album, which featured three additional bonus tracks on it, including “Old Man Wildin'” featuring Jadakiss and Styles P. Well fast forward to tonight, and French Montana and Manolo Rose decide to add their respective verses to the record and give it the remix treatment.
Old Man Wildin'
Diddy Feat. Jadakiss & Styles P
Puff Daddy has decided to make last month's MMM mixtape available for purchase on iTunes, and he's added three new tracks to the re-release. Well, two of those tracks are actually skits, but in between "Alpha Male" and "Happily Ever After" is a brand new collab with LOX members Jadakiss and Styles P, aptly titled "Old Man Wildin.'"
I Luv It
Sheek Louch Feat. Ghostface Killah
Sheek Louch drops another big one off his upcoming album Silverback Gorillas 2. "I Luv It" comes a week after Louch released "What's On Your Mind," featuring Jadakiss and A$AP Ferg. The new track features another kingpin, and a man with whom Louch has collaborated for many a New York Classic: Ghostface Killah.
What's On Your Mind
Sheek Louch Feat. Jadakiss & A$AP Ferg
After dropping his Gorillaween mixtape on Halloween, Sheek Louch is back with a new single, "What's On Your Mind," off his upcoming album, Silverback Gorillas 2. He keeps things New York on the new drop, bringing along his LOX group member Jadakiss as well as A$AP Ferg.
Jadakiss Feat. Swizz Beatz
Jadakiss keeps coming with the New York street heat. Two days ago, he dropped "Baby," and yesterday, he got the other two members of The Lox to join him on the "Still Grind'n" remix.
Bout It Gorillaz
After dropping a new single, "Bang Bang," featuring Pusha T, Sheek Louch is back with another freestyle.
Still Grind’n (Remix)
Jadakiss Feat. Sheek Louch & Styles P
Jadakiss dropped yet another quality record yesterday called "Baby," and someone in the comments made a very astutely referred to him as the rap game Tim Duncan. 'Kiss don't miss. Indeed, he returns today with yet another systematically dope cut "Still Grind'n (Remix)," in which he invites the other 2/3 of The LOX, Sheek Louch and Styles P, to take another swing at his 2011 record "Grind."
Fuck U Freestyle
A day after the death of his good friend and collaborator Chinx, Queens' N.O.R.E. has decided to unleash a freestyle over The LOX's "Fuck U," off their 2000 album We Are the Streets, paying homage to all the NY street rappers still doing it as well as those who have moved on to the next life. The track opens with a clip of Jay Z's tribute speech to Chinx from last night's "B-Sides" concert in NYC, before N.O.R.E. rips a classic hustler's freestyle over the Swizz Beatz instrumental.
3 On 3
Capone-N-Noreaga Feat. The Lox & Tragedy Khadafi
Capone-N-Noreaga have been in the game since the 90s, but they're still putting out studio albums, with another one on the way in June. Lessons will feature production from Statik Selektah, Large Professor, and Jahlil Beats, and should give New York hip-hop heads more than a few reasons to get excited. Today they've shared one of those reasons, tapping Tragedy Khadafi and all three members of The Lox for some "3 on 3" spitting.
Styles P is aging gracefully, working hard as ever, but sticking to the lane he knows best. "Ghost Blunts," his first of two freestyles today, finds him taking on a lively guitar loop from Dre's "Puffin On Blunts & Drankin Tanqueray", complimented by some classic boom bap drums, as he delivers a carefully written, punchline-laden verse, always with a mean-mugged delivery but never without a good dose of charisma.
Still Bangin (Freestyle)
Two days ago Styles P got together with his old squad The LOX to spit a verse on "Bring it Back." Today he dropped the crispy new "Still Bangin" freestyle, which basically serves to tell the world that he may be 40 years old but he STILL BANGS AND HE USED TO BANG. He can still show these youngins' a lesson or two. Indeed, with its airtight flow and menacing delivery "Still Bangin" proves its own thesis correct. It is clear the fire still burns within him.
Bring It Back
The LOX have been a force to be reckoned with since the 90s, but they largely went their own ways later in their career. Recently, they've decided to unite once again, and the chemistry they had in their heyday is still very much present. They've made the smart decision to stick what they do best, rather than adapt to the times, delivering the same hard-edged boom bap we've come to expect from the trio."Bring It Back," while referring to the beat in the song, is an apt title for what the rappers are doing, but as OGs their aesthetic never feels overly nostalgic.
Let's Get It
The Lox delivered a follow-up to 2013's surprise EP The Trinity today with The Trinity: 2nd Sermon. With the new EP available on iTunes now, we've been granted a stream of one of the EP cuts "Let's Get It." This follows up last week's leak "All We Know," which is also on the new EP. Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch go in over a frantic beat that's got that swarming of the bees sound, mixed in with ringing bells. Are you feeling it? For more from these three NY vets, head over to iTunes and grab the EP.