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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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Stations Featuring
The LOX

    Underground Hip-Hop

    Underground Hip-Hop
    4 songs

    '90s Hip-Hop

    '90s Hip-Hop
    1 song

Albums by
The LOX

Top Songs by
The LOX

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

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