The LOX Drop 2 New Songs & Prove They’re Back in a Major Way (Audio)

Heads are still jubilant since learning of the news that The LOX have signed with Roc Nation, a major move for the Yonkers, New York street legends. But that wasn’t the only surprise. On Friday, December 16, the D-Block Records crew will drop Filthy America…it’s Beautiful, their first since 2000’s We Are the Streets. Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P have now partnered with Jay Z for what will likely be a modern New York Rap classic. Featuring production from DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and Dame Grease, fans of gritty, undeniably East Coast Hip-Hop are in for a promising final month of the year.

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Today (December 2), fans are being treated to not one, but two new songs from the forthcoming LP. First up is “Don’t You Cry,” a certified knocker that serves as a head-on invitation to any MCs – young or old – who want it with the trio. It’s dark, ominous, and exactly the type of record that will remind longtime fans that, despite nearly 20 years in the rearview, the chemistry between these three MCs has far from dissipated.

“What Else You Need to Know” is more uptempo, uproarious, and just as driving as anything else from the group’s catalog. Heads will notice brief but noticeable homages to classic NYC Rap songs sprinkled here and there, unassuming but nonetheless thematic.

For fans in the New York City area, December 15 will be a day to remember, as The LOX hit the Highline Ballroom for a celebratory album release performance.