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

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