The LOX Turn The Table On Police Brutality With An Important Question (Audio)
The LOX are known for straight to the jugular hardcore Hip-Hop for the last 20-plus years. However, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch have always seemingly known when to set aside the bully-raps for important, insightful messages. Songs like “Why?” and “The Life” showed depth to these MCs, who could quickly get right back to impressing the masses with their steadfast street narrative.
“What Happens?” is the latest inclusion in this type of music from The Warlocks. Inspired by the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, this record looks at law enforcement and the judicial system and asks, what happens if those being killed start doing the same? Carefully, The LOX released a statement (posted below) explaining that this single (featuring singer J-Doe) is only aimed at those preventing peace, justice, and respect. The collective acknowledges its friends, supporters, and loved ones who wear badges. This is not threatening violence. It is demanding absolute freedom.
Louch kicks things off, followed by Styles. Jadakiss—who addressed this issue in “Jason” alongside Swizz Beatz, plays clean-up and makes the Yonkers, New York group’s point strongly. J-Doe’s chorus uses the killing of Trayvon Martin to illustrate how the last five years have been one of the most difficult, urging the reminder that Black Lives Matter.
The LOX are said to be working on their full-length follow-up to 2000’s We Are The Streets sophomore album.