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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

    New Hip-Hop First

    New Hip-Hop First
    4 songs

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

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