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The LOX Rep New York City With Nightlife Style (Video)

The LOX takeover may be upon us. Just hours after Styles P and Jadakiss unleashed their "Sour" ode to a burnable of choice, the crew (complete with Sheek Louch) drops the video for "New York City." Black & white, with some color splashed in, the party is real, and the... Read more

With A LOX Album Brewing, Mister Cee Honors Styles, Jadakiss & Sheek With A Best Of Mix (Audio)

From his ties to Bad Boy Records as well as HOT 97, Mister Cee had a bird's eye view of The LOX's rise to prominence throughout the late '90s. The trio of Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P have only released two studio full-lengths, but like their Diplomats homies, rumors... Read more

This Week in Hip-Hop Video Brought an Eclectic Mix of Gritty Visuals & Old School Memories (Video Playlist)

The past week in Hip-Hop video brought our first look at Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix, Schoolboy Q revealing that he wanted the world to end in 2012, Game throwing flames at 50 Cent & Suge Knight, Marley Marl reminiscing, and new music videos from Run the Jewels, Smif-n-Wessun, The... Read more

The Lox Are on a Roll. Here’s Another New Video (Video)

Since The Lox dropped their surprise Trinity EP in December, they have been on a roll. The momentum continues with the release of their video for Faded. Check it out. Related: The Lox & Trae the Truth Go HAM on a New Track (Audio)... Read more

Ice-T Cosigns Papoose In A Modernized 6 In The Mornin’, Featuring Jadakiss & Jim Jones (Video)

Papoose knows his Hip-Hop. Whether with Jive Records or with Empire Distribution, Nacerima Dream used its big budget to enlist some skilled producers and MCs to work with the Brooklyn sensation on his proper debut. Over a year later, Heads are still seeing Pap's pride as he pushes the album.... Read more

The Lox Rep New York in Their Latest Release (Audio)

"Yeah we wore shiny suits, but that put us in a new tax bracket..." The Lox are back with a new song repping their city. Check out New York. Related: The Lox Are Back With Some Boom Bap and a KRS-One Hook (Audio)... Read more

Jadakiss & Sheek Louch Make More Funeral Music, D-Block Affiliate Syp Life (Audio)

The Lox are cooking back up lately. The material as of late is really dark, eerie, and from that wave that some purists say left NYC albums in the early 2000s, to be relegated to mix tapes. "Closed Casket" lives up to its name, with D-Block affiliate Snyp Life. Styles... Read more

Ransom Crosses Paths With Jadakiss & Raekwon To Pop Bottles Of Shampaign (Audio)

Since the mid-2000s days with Joe Budden, fans of Ransom have touted the New Jersey MC as one of lyrical giants within his class in Hip-Hop. Recently, by way of an album with Statik Selektah, and a redefined solo career, Ransom's getting some of the biggest looks of his run.... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of Some of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in January 2014 (Audio)

Before we get too deep into February, here's a look back at some of the best Hip-Hop to drop in January 2014. After a slow start, we got new music from Phonte, Talib Kweli, Elzhi, Schoolboy Q, Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def), Phife, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Pete Rock, Astro,... Read more

The Lox Are Back With Some Boom Bap and a KRS-One Hook (Audio)

After dropping a surprise EP in December, The Lox reunion continues. Here's their latest, Boom Bap. Related: The Lox Give Sway In The Morning A Mini Concert & An In-Depth Interview (Video)... Read more

The Drama King Is About Keeping New York Hip-Hop Unified On The Rise Of A City (Mixtape)

A decade ago, DJ Kay Slay was a wager of war. The Mixtape Awards winner took on the Drama King persona in the '90s, and was not above strong arm tactics on tapes, on radio, and in the streets to reign supreme in the highly-competitive culture of exclusives and style-jackers.... Read more

The Lox Give Sway In The Morning A Mini Concert & An In-Depth Interview (Video)

So The Lox just dropped this EP, The Trinity. Think they know the lyrics? Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P rap some of the fresh cuts live on air for Sway In The Morning. In between the sets, the trio talks about their deep respect for those who came before... Read more

DJ Kay Slay Unifies Members Of Wu-Tang Clan, LOX, Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga & M.O.P. To Honor The ’90s (Audio)

DJ Kay Slay has a deep network, in and out of New York City. From his appearance in Style Wars to his longtime Thursday night show on HOT 97, the Uptown DJ has fought to keep his city rugged. That quest is ongoing on "90s Flow," which features Ghostface Killah,... Read more

Chi Ali Shows A Street Side Alongside Jadakiss On G Check (Video)

Introduced as a Beatnuts and Black Sheep protege, Chi Ali was the Native Tongues' young'in that had a mischievous side, but a youthful innocence throughout the early '90s. After a 2000 conviction of manslaughter for a high-profile murder in The Bronx, Chi went from "Funky Lemonade" to over a decade... Read more

Maino Wears A Crown & Raps About The State Of New York Hip-Hop Alongside Jadakiss (Video)

Since the mid-2000s, Maino has been fearlessly outspoken. The Brooklyn, New York rapper came into focus as a protege of Lil' Kim, and with some innovative Just Blaze production, rocked radio throughout 2009. Whenever Maino and his Hustle Hard movement disagrees with something though, he springs into action—on and off... Read more

What’s Wrong with New York Hip-Hop? The Lox Speak…And It Gets HEATED (Video)

There's been a lot of chatter about what's wrong with New York Hip-Hop, but few are more qualified to speak on the issue than The Lox. They sat down with NYC's Hot 97 and kept it 100% real. They discussed the politics at major record labels, why Jadakiss won't release... Read more

The Lox Jack Pusha T For a Couple of Beats and Make Them Their Own. Check out Nosetalgia & Sweet Serenade Freestyles (Audio)

The Lox gave the Hip-Hop world an early Christmas gift yesterday by releasing a surprise EP. The giving continues with a couple of freestyles from them over Pusha T's Nosestalgia and Sweet Serenade. Check out both below. Related: And Just Like That…Here’s a Brand New EP from The Lox (Audio)... Read more

And Just Like That…Here’s a Brand New EP from The Lox (Audio)

Less than a week after Beyonce rocked the music world by releasing a surprise album, The Lox have delivered an early Christmas gift to the Hip-Hop world. They've just released a new EP on iTunes called The Trinity and they are using the name The Lox (no D-Block). Check out... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of September 2013 (Audio Playlist)

Summer brought the official start of Fall but the heat kept coming, musically. Here's a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop in September, including Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z, The Lox, Cam'ron, AZ, Rapsody, Juvenile, Freddie Gibbs, Common and Organized Konfusion. And even though it's not Hip-Hop,... Read more

Genovese – Walk The Streets ft Styles P (Video)

Remember Genovese ads all through The Source, Blaze and XXL? This descendant of the notorious Genovese Family was on the cusp of a breakthrough in the early 2000s, when he was blockaded by the label system. Grindin' on strong, Geno teams with The L.O.X.'s Styles P, an artist with whom... Read more

The Lox – Pound Cake

The Lox jump on the Pound Cake track that originally featured Drake and Jay Z and SMASHED it. The even matched some of the cadences and references used by Drake and Hov. Check it out below. Whose version do you like better, Drake & Jay's or the Lox's? Related: The... Read more

Ransom – It’s Ransom ft Styles P

For the last five years, Ransom's name has come up a lot in lyrical circles. I'm personally excited that his October 1 album The Proposal will hopefully be an album we can collectively point to as evidence. This simply-titled song certainly grabbed my ears, as emotional, sincere Rap, with a... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of August 2013 (Audio Playlist)

August may well go down as the hottest month of the year (literally and musically) when all is said and done. It will no doubt be remembered as the month Kendrick Lamar set the Hip-Hop world aflame with 1 verse and woke up the Hip-Hop Nation. In addition to Big... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (8/31/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought an epic new video from Jay Z for Holy Grail, Kendrick Lamar talking Control with Chelsea Lately, Big Boi going in-depth about his likes and dislikes, a new video from The Lox and much more. Check out the video playlist below to catch anything you... Read more

The Lox – Too Hot (Video)

Less than 24 hours after dropping their new single, The Lox release the video for Too Hot...and it's a spoof of The Hangover. Check out the video. Related: Jadakiss, Styles P & Sheek Louch perform in NYC (Video)... Read more

The LOX – Summer’s Too Hot

In the last week of August, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P welcome September with "Summers Too Hot." (We learned by way of the video that it's simply just "Too Hot") Kanye West vocals on the Scram Jones-produced needle-drop beat. As D-Block has morphed back into The Warlocks, one can... Read more

Bad Boy Records made the East Coast relevant again in rap music, making it the 3rd most important hip-hop record label in history.

#3 Bad Boy Records While East Coast Rap music was never dead, there is no question that from mid-1992 to mid-1994 commercial hip-hop was dominated by the West Coast, primarily by Death Row Records. It was not until Sean "Diddy" Combs was fired from Uptown Records and decided to launch... Read more