Swizz Beatz has revealed his favorite Hip Hop group of all time.
The super producer posted a series of videos on his Instagram Stories on Wednesday (March 22) showing him listening to various tracks from The LOX while on a car journey.
Swizz filmed himself rapping along to DMX’s “N-ggaz Done Started Something” and “Blackout,” both of which feature the Yonkers trio, as well as the group’s 2000 song “Blood Pressure.”
His aux cord selections — the latter two of which he produced — seemingly reminded the Ryff Ryders hitmaker of his love for The LOX as he crowned them his favorite rap group ever.
“LOX IS MY ALL TIME FAV GROUP IN HIP HOP PERIOD!!!!” Swizz wrote in the caption of one of his videos.
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Comprised of Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch, The LOX joined Swizz Beatz and the Ruff Ryders in 1999 after forcing themselves out of Diddy’s Bad Boy Records.
The group dropped their Ruff Ryders debut We Are the Streets in January 2000, which was executive produced by Swizz Beatz. He also produced 10 out of the 18 tracks on the album, including fan-favorites like “Wild Out,” “Fuck You” and the aforementioned “Blood Pressure.”
The LOX’s legacy was recently honored with a new mural in The Bronx to coincide with Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary. Adaluz The Artist kicked off a project painting murals across NYC throughout 2023, and his celebration began with a mural of Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch.
“First mural of 2023 is finally finished,” Adaluz wrote on Instagram. “In dedication of the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop. Wanted to give @sheeklouch @stylesp @jadakiss and @thelox their flowers. I grew up listening to these guys so I’m honored to have painted this wall.
“I want to thank @hardhat_n_highheels and @maya.hatcher.3 for the opportunity to paint their wall located at 944 rogers place bronx ny. I know that White Castles parking lot is gonna be [fire]. We’re looking for more sponsors and walls in each borough to put up our Hip-Hop pioneers. God is great!”
Ruff Ryders co-founder Darrin “Dee” Dean showed Kiss the artwork over FaceTime and he was blown away. “That shit is mean,” the rapper can be heard saying while lending his stamp of approval.