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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

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

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