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 (CNN) 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.
All We Know
The recently reunited LOX got a nice feature on Lil Wayne's latest leak "Gotti" while we await Tha Carter V. Today they keep the new music coming with "All We Know."
Lil Wayne Feat. The Lox
Lil Wayne’s Carter V just saw a recent set back, so Weezy decided to keep the fans happy tonight and release a public service announcement on the status of the album, as well as this new song called “Gotti” featuring The Lox (Jadakiss & Styles P).
Try Me (Remix)
As the group's career has lasted years and survived many different trends in hip-hop, The LOX aren't the group you'd necessarily expect to hop on the hot track of the moment for a remix, but that's exactly what they've done today. DeJ Loaf's fall anthem "Try Me" gets the treatment from the NYC trio. Letting the Detroit femcee's sing-songy delivery inform their verses, Jadkiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch all blend in well with the DDS-produced track, though their voices are no doubt gruffer than Loaf's.
The Lox bring back that old school New York feeling on their latest record, which is equally old school in theme, as they say no to the current selfie generation. Over boom-bap production, Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch spit about their Instagram pet peeves and urge people to "stop taking selfies." The new song was premiered by Funkmaster Flex (hence the tags/bombs). Are you about that selfie life or nah?
The Lox Feat. Sevyn Streeter
It's starting to feel like NYC's 10 to 15 years younger this summer, as the city's powerhouse supergroups have all seemed to reunite to make new music. G-Unit's certainly the most high-profile, especially because they've chosen to freestyle over some of the hottest records of the moment, but Dipset (with Cam's amazing track "Dipshits") and The Lox have been killing the game too.