Lox Discusses Group Status & New York Rap's Prevalence

Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch say that they never broke up as a group.

Last week, Lox released an iTunes exclusive EP, The Trinity, without release or promotion. 

In a recent interview on New York's Hot 97, the trio of Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch spoke addressed the sometimes-unclear status of their group. "We never broke up as The Lox," said Styles. "We kept our unity as a brotherhood. You don't hear one of our solo albums without the other two on it. You don't see one of us anywhere without at least one of us being there, or two of us being there. The lack of our album is due to politics, but we'll get around the politics, and you will get a body of music."

Jadakiss added, "This was the icing that fixed all of that."

Styles agreed. "This was like saying, 'We here, and screw the politics.' It all kind of worked. Everything is just flowing right."

The conversation switch to New York's perceived lack of dominance in Hip Hop in 2013. "A lot is not all your blame," said Styles. "It's not all the radio. It's the artist's blame, too. Make a song. Make a song how you make a song, but don't lose your sound. A lot of New York artist over the years lost that New York sound. A lot of New York deejays chasing that dream. The New York deejays, they lost that New York sound all at once."

Styles continued, "But there been dudes like Action, Joey," he said. "Y'all don't be playing their joints like all the time or trying to break them. ...You playing them now, like Troy Ave getting love now, but he wasn't getting no radio love last year. ...New York Radio, New York club, New York deejays: I'm not saying don't play Down South music. ...Just play New York stuff, too! Like, we from New York! This is New York City! This is the Mecca of Rap!"

The Hot 97 staff defended its playlists, pointing out that younger deejays prefer to play half-hour set of the most popular Southern music. Jadakiss responded, "How they gonna learn when you guys, forefathers, play that?! They just copying y'all set! All the new, up-and-coming hot deejays is copying the big deejay set!"

Listen to the interview below:

Lox debuted in the #141 spot this week on Billboard, with approximately 8,000 units of The Trinity EP sold.

RELATED: The Lox "The Trinity" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & EP Stream

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22 Comments

  • CUTTER

    ANY OF YOU CLOWNS DISSING THE GODS NEEDS YOUR ASS BEAT. BARS FOOL...THESE ARE MC'S!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The group's status after releasing a 4 song EP is DEAD.

  • Anonymous

    All hiphop is dead. Props to the 80.s and the 90.s

  • insanemacbeth

    "WE ARE THE STREETS" is defo a classic, when you're talking about depicting that 'road' mentality. some of the music was sh*t on that album, though!

    • U aint no leader

      Only a weak minded person lets another man think n tell him what is what. You the type of retard that thought illmatic was wack till u seen the reviews n pretended u loved it

    • Anonymous

      lol a classic, that shit had 3,5 mic in the source when the source was still reliable

  • Anonymous

    Group status? Irrelevant!! Syles P is a loser--he had plenty of chances, blew 'em all; Jada only a good feature rapper, not a compelling solo; and Sheek Louch, though probably the least 'talented,' is actually the best, most interesting though again, he doesn't have enough creativity to make totally hot solos.

  • LOX WU TANG MOP NY STREET KINGS

    Realest group ever never broke up or had problems over money or bullshit respected in the streets really dope mc's stayed putting out material weather solo albums or mixtapes just been fucked over in the industry for years so the album been held up

    • Jadakiss need to do a whole album with Alchemist

      Styles - Gangster and a Gentleman Sheek - Walk Wit Me Lox - We Are The Streets are all classics and lyrically the only other group up there with the lox are wu-tang same thing goes for being respected in the streets

    • Anonymous

      They never made a classic on that level, no, but they have dropped classic albums and you can't deny all 3 of them are amongst the nicest and most underrated dudes out in the mainstream scene. I gotta agree these guys are kinda lazy but they been putting out quality solo joints here and there plus I'd rather wait a decade than have some rushed trash for the sake of putting out a group album with their names on it.

    • Anonymous

      bullshit niggas been lazy and besides they aint that good, they never made an classic like tribe, wu, p.e. etc

  • Gucci The General

    Gucci Mane = realest rapper ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - T.I. snitch to the feds - Young Jeezy was never bmf - 50 Cent snitch and was never in jail but a youthcamp - Game was never a banger but lived the life of his brother in his lyrics - Nas Escobar never sold drugs - Ice Cube never was a gangbanger - Dr Dre never was a gangbanger - 2pac was a ballerina and never sold drugs after he become famous he was doing some stupid stuff like beating and shooting at people because he though he could get away with it. Without Suge Knight 2pac was just a skinny motherfucker. Oh and i like his music so fuck you. - Mobb deep are the biggiest pussies in rap they are short as midgets and keep talking this g shit but never did g shit. - LOX niggas claiming to be gangstas and saying they sold dope, only thing LOX niggas sell is albums. pardon me? i mean mixtapes

  • Anonymous

    nyc city niggas are stuck i8n the 90's they must do new stuff and get rid of that that southtren bullshit

  • Champagne Papi Life

    If the LOX were smart they would have signed with OVO. They could have had 40 and Boi 1da executive produce their album. Throw in a few Drake verses and hooks, and their new album would be critically acclaimed and move major units. OVO is becoming the modern Motown of hip-hop.

  • Anonymous

    "But there been dudes like Action, Joey," he said. "Y'all don't be playing their joints like all the time or trying to break them. ...You playing them now, like Troy Ave getting love now, but he wasn't getting no radio love last year. ...New York Radio, New York club, New York deejays: I'm not saying don't play Down South music. ...Just play New York stuff, too! Like, we from New York! This is New York City! This is the Mecca of Rap!" THANK YOU!!!!!

    • Exactly

      I have no problem with them playin southern joints either, but if that's all the radio keeps playin non stop how do they expect the public to react? they're gonna feel like their venues or music scene is being transformed into the south when that's all they're hearing everyday

  • MegaDon

    These guys never broke up, but their business acumen is extremely poor. To put out their last album in 2000 and not find a solid deal since then is ridiculous.

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