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The LOX -- an acronym for "Living Off Experience" -- are a Yonkers, New York-based rap trio who worked their way up through the Bad Boy training camp, writing and rapping on hits by the likes of Puff Daddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, and Mariah Carey before releasing their debut album in early 1998. Sheek (Shawn Jacobs), Jadakiss (Jayson Phillips), and Styles (David Styles) began rapping together in their childhood. By the time they reached their late teens, they had settled on the LOX name (from their original moniker "the Warlocks"). Eventually, they met Mary J. Blige. Impressed by their demo tape, Blige forwarded the tape to Sean "Puffy" Combs, who hired the trio as writers. Between 1996 and 1997, the group wrote and performed on a number of Combs productions, including his own "It's All About the Benjamins" and "I Got the Power," Mase's "24 Hrs. to Live," Mariah Carey's "Honey," the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Last Day," Mary J. Blige's "Can't Get You Off My Mind," and Zhané's "Saturday Night." The LOX received an unexpected boost in the summer of 1997 when their tribute to the late Biggie Smalls, "We'll Always Love Big Poppa," was picked as the B-side of Puff Daddy's international number one hit "I'll Be Missing You." The single was the biggest hit of 1997, setting the stage for the January 1998 release of the LOX's debut, Money, Power & Respect, which went as high as number three on the pop album chart. After a switch to the Ruff Ryders label camp, We Are the Streets followed in early 2000. Legal problems with Bad Boy kept the group from recording as a unit for years to come, but in 2007 a set of early recordings was released as Before the L.O.X. New material landed in 2013 with the surprise EP The Trinity, which was followed in 2014 by its sequel, The Trinity: 2nd Sermon. In late 2016, almost two decades after the release of their sophomore effort, the LOX unveiled their third official LP, Filthy America...It's Beautiful, on D-Block/Roc Nation. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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    Underground Hip-Hop

    Underground Hip-Hop
    4 songs

    '90s Hip-Hop

    '90s Hip-Hop
    1 song

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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Money, Power & Respect
  3.   F*** You
  4.   Move Forward
  5.   Savior
  6.   All We Know
  7.   What Else You Need to Know
  8.   Ryde or Die, B**** featuring Drag-On
  9.   Survivor
  10.   Intro (Skit)
  11.   Secure the Bag
  12.   Wild Out
  13.   Now Listen
  14.   We'll Always Love Big Poppa
  15.   Can I Live
  16.   Blood Pressure
  17.   The Set-Up
  18.   Hard Life
  19.   We Are the Streets
  20.   Can't Stop, Won't Stop
  21.   Scream L.O.X.
  22.   Ryde or Die, **** featuring Drag-On
  23.   Livin' the Life
  24.   The Family
  25.   Omen
  26.   Don't You Cry
  27.   Try Me
  28.   Thank You
  29.   Let's Get It
  30.   Keep Hustlin'
  31.   U Told Me
  32.   Y'all F***ed up Now
  33.   Felony Niggas
  34.   Breathe Easy
  35.   All For the Love
  36.   I Wanna Thank You
  37.   Mad Rapper (Interlude)
  38.   Sister Cali
  39.   Filthy America
  40.   Stupid Questions (Skit)
  41.   Footage by Whispers
  42.   Product
  43.   Real Is Real by Von
  44.   Duffle Bag
  45.   Bust Your Gun by Styles & Sheek
  46.   The Interview, Pt. 2 (Interlude)
  47.   Dirty Ryders
  48.   Bust Your Gun featuring Styles & Sheek
  49.   Bring It On
  50.   Recognize
  51.   Built for Bodies (Skit)
  52.   So Right
  53.   Not to Be Fucked With
  54.   Get This $
  55.   The Interview, Pt. 1 (Interlude)
  56.   Yonker's Tale
  57.   Bag Allegiance (Skit)
  58.   The Agreement
  59.   Horror
  60.   What Happens? by J-Doe
  61.   Rollin with the Homies
  62.   Y'all Fucked Up Now
  63.   If You Know
  64.   Brains... (Take: 1) (Skit)
  65.   Rape'n U Records (Skit)
  66.   Everybody Wanna Rat
  67.   Bitches From Eastwick
  68.   Goin' Be Some Shit
  69.   If You Think I'm Jiggy
  70.   Let's Start Rap Over
  71.   The Heist, Pt. 1
  72.   Let Me Hit Yo Wife
  73.   Wait for Me
  74.   What To Do
  75.   The Snitch (Interlude)
  76.   Ignorant
  77.   No Selfies

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