Lox Describes Support For Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Jadakiss says "that was priceless" of working near and spending time with The Notorious B.I.G.

Veteran Hip Hop trio Lox, who recently released a new EP on iTunes, visited Sway on RapFix Live yesterday to talk about their experience working alongside The Notorious B.I.G. and the initial push provided by P. Diddy.  

“That was priceless,” Jadakiss said of working in close proximity to B.I.G. “Just to be in the next room, when you’re going through something, can’t finish your verse, or just thinking deep thoughts and you could go in the next room with B.I., smoke, drink, sit there and absorb the ambiance of him making Life After Death. Just kicking it with him without even no music, it’s just a priceless time that’s therapeutic for all of our careers. He instilled that battery in our back that we were the next dudes on the scene when we came to do what we did.”

Speaking to the same period of time, Sheek Louch added that he would try and preview what the rapper was working on while recording their own music. “Puff used to have us in this middle room,” he said in reference to their studio placement. “I remember sneaking by ‘cause we didn’t know B.I.G. like that, I used to walk like sneaking to look in the other room where B.I.G. was at to hear what he was working on and then going back to ours.”

Jadakiss also described the Ready To Die rapper’s advice concerning a professional relationship with Sean Combs. “He said, ‘[Puff’s] gonna do a lot of things you don’t like, but he’s gonna make you a superstar. It’s gonna be a bunch of things that you’re gonna disagree with, but in that same token, he’s gonna put you at somewhere you never been in your life, where you want to be in this game.’”

When asked about their reaction to the ‘Free The Lox’ campaign—a movement that helped secure the group’s removal from the Bad Boy label more than a decade ago—Styles P described the affair as “part of life.” “And when you got faith in yourselves and in your homies and your team and you stand strong and you believe what you believe and you’re willing to fight for your beliefs,” he said.

“That was just recreational for us,” Jadakiss added. “That’s just showing you how powerful the streets are, you could have the best attorney, you could have the best any thing, but when you got the streets behind you, you always got a good chance of coming off.”

Jadakiss and Sheek Louch clarified that the group has maintained a friendship and level of respect for the producer and entrepreneur who helped them rise to fame. “We were just at his crib in Miami,” he said. “We had a nice time. We was also at the studio. It’s always good when you can link up with him. Puff is the homie. He’s showed us stuff that some of these artists will never get to see in a lifetime. We did things that you’ll never get to do as far as travelling and touring. Just living that life that everyone is trying to live right now. We always respect and commend him, and pay homage to him for that.”

When the conversation transitioned into speculation about the timing and nature of their upcoming full-length album, the group described working with Swizz Beatz in building the release. “We’re basically gonna milk this cow on our own Sway,” Kiss said. “We’re gonna control this project, big shout out to Swizz, big shout out to all of the producers that we have a connection with. We just feel like we’re gonna control the huddle on this one. We been controlling, so if the formula works then don’t change it.”

Lox Respects Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

In a related but separate line of questions, The Lox responded to curiosity about their feelings about the success of Hip Hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. “I represent Macklemore to the fullest,” Jadakiss said. “You know why I love Macklemore? Isn’t he independent still? That’s incredible. He’s caking out of this world and that’s what every independent artist seeks to do. He explored new heights. His music might not be your cup of tea but it’s still on the shelf, it’s still in the cabinet, it’s still on the fridge, you can’t deny it wherever you go so you might as well show him love and respect what he’s doing.”

“I love independence,” Styles P interjected. “I’m all independent. I think God bless them both. Like he said, it’s a cup of tea, everybody got their cup of tea when it comes to Hip Hop."

“Get your money, they supposed to be in that category,” Sheek Louch said.

“No disrespect but he’s a white guy from Seattle,” Jadakiss said, "so maybe some people can’t relate to that."

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30 Comments

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  • Anonymous

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  • Lame G's these days

    The LOX are the best group of all time when u talking lyrics wu-tang got the best discography of all time but when it comes to spitting street shit n being respected lox are the best ever crazy bars . Name a crew better???

  • sam snead

    LMAO this reminds me of when Drake came out and every few weeks someoneelse would come out an cosign him. Many people that did not listen to Drake at first are now fans. I guess people need to be told what to like, outside of corporations making sure they get heavy rotation and are on tv

    • sam snead

      I also liked prodigy n alchemist project but other than that not much

    • sam snead

      It's ok, I can still find a beter way to spend a half hour of my day but hey different stokes for different folks. Albums I invested time and money on the last year: Black milk eminem Run the jewels Snoopzilla Danny Brown

    • Anonymous

      " I guess people need to be told what to like" or maybe people just brushed them off at first before giving them a fair chance

  • fags run this site

    Macklemore is a Faggot

    • Anonymous

      obviously posted by someone else because the first moron doesn't feel the need to unnecessarily capitalize the first letter of every word!

    • fags run this site

      Actually No He Fucked Me Raw And I Wasnt Ready But I Got Him Next Time Tho

    • Anonymous

      did you fuck him? can you verify he takes it in the bum? he got a hot fiance thats a woman. maybe hes just a bi i dunno.

  • Anonymous

    ANOTHER SET OF BLACK RAPPERS WITH THE WHITE BOY'S DICK IN THEIR MOUTH. IF IT AINT LORD JAMAR,TALIB KWELI...IT IS NOW LOX. AND YALL WONDER WHY MACKLEMORE RELEVANT N BECOMING POPULAR?BCOS THESE FOOLS CANT GIVE AN INTERVIEW WITHOUT MENTIONING HIS NAME.HOW ABOUT TALKING ABOUT N PROMOTING YOURSELF?EVERYBODY TRYNA SAY SOMETHING GOOD OR BAD ABOUT THE WHITE BOY N HOW/WHY THEY SELLING SO MANY RECORDS?BCOS U BLACK RAPPERS CANT GO 2SECS IN AN INTERVIEW WITHOUT MENTIONING HIS NAME.FHUCKING SAKE MAN...THIS SHIT IS TIRING.ENOUGH ALREADY...GET OVER IT,THE BOY SELLS RECORDS PERIOD,FOCUS ON UR OWN DIMINISHING CAREERS.

    • Anonymous

      SOMEONE'S MAD JUST PRAISE JA RULE AND IT WILL ALL GO AWAY.SSSH NOBODY HAS TO KNOW

    • Anonymous

      he never said claimed they said anything negative. he seems upset that they said anything at all about macklemore

    • ab

      and im white by the way

    • ab

      maybe you illiterates should learn how to read..they said nothing negative..they said the only reason people may not relate is cuz they are white and from seattle...that's obvious he made no mention of them sucking or not being welcomed. I think jada handled it well. you fucks should learn about journalism. they ask questions on the hot topics. lord jamar's bitch ass is different because he just brought it about for no reason

  • #LordJamarSays

    fuck these cornballs. LOX never was shit never will be shit. Brand Nubian is forever

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  • Anonymous

    independently making pop music

  • Frosty

    LOX!!!!!!!! Some of the nicest that ever do it. Fuck Cage! You pussy!

  • Anonymous

    all the gangstas fucks wit Macklemore and Ryan Lewis even if they don't like the songs, they respect the hustle

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