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

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