The LOX Say Biggie Took Shots At Them On Their Own Record (Video)
The LOX recently spoke about the first record they ever released for Bad Boy Entertainment. Titled “You’ll See,” the song was released in 1996 and contained a guest verse from the label’s flagship artist, The Notorious B.I.G. Appearing on Genius‘ ongoing series My First Song, Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch recalled the hilarious circumstances under which the song unfolded.
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In re-telling the story, Jadakiss notes that prior to signing, The LOX had zero interactions with anyone affiliated with Bad Boy other than Puff Daddy. “We still didn’t see nobody except Puff. We didn’t see the Junior M.A.F.I.A. yet or B.I.G.” says Jada. “We was just signing and he needed something. He was doing something. He gave us that beat and let us do it, then he threw B.I.G. on it. That was the introduction of LOX being on Bad Boy to the world,” he says of the “You’ll See” track that is anchored by the same sample used by EPMD on “You’re A Customer.”
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“He was at us, too,” adds Styles, referring to Biggie who apparently was testing the newbies from the outset. Sheek Louch interjects “but [he] kinda didn’t care,” as Styles continues. “That was like ‘I’mma rhyme with y’all. Y’all dope, but let me get at y’all real quick too,'” says Ghost about Biggie’s attitude toward them.
From there, the group proceeds to break down the specific lyrics they believe Biggie aimed at them on the song. “Niggas talkin’ it but ain’t livin’ it. Crystal pops I’m sippin’ it, mob hats and lizard shit,” opens Big’s verse. Jada and Styles explain that Biggie took issue with their big money talk in their lyrics, knowing that The LOX were from the block and not really enjoying the lifestyle of which they spoke. “We was talkin’ what we wanted. He was talkin’ what he already had,” laughs Styles.
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Though Biggie fired off a couple of warning shots to his newest label mates, The LOX were quick to point out that there was no beef between the artists. “We met him [and] it was all love. He embraced us with open arms,” says Jadakiss, with Sheek confirming. “He told us he was glad [he] was down with us. He gave us the whole run down, ‘Welcome to the family. Let’s get money.'”
Toward the end of the video, The LOX are asked if they still remember their lines. Sheek and Jada are a bit foggy, but Styles rips his off as if it was 1996.
Here’s “You’ll See.”