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The LOX -- an acronym for Living Off Experience -- are a Yonkers, New York-based rap trio who worked their way up through the Bad Boy training camp, writing and rapping on hits by the likes of Puff Daddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, and Mariah Carey before releasing their debut album in early 1998. Sheek (Shawn Jacobs), Jadakiss (Jayson Phillips), and Styles (David Styles) began rapping together in their childhood. By the time they reached their late teens, they had settled on the LOX name. Eventually, they met Mary J. Blige. Impressed by their demo tape, Blige forwarded the tape to Sean "Puffy" Combs, who hired the trio as writers. Between 1996 and 1997, the group wrote and performed on a number of Combs productions, including his own "It's All About the Benjamins" and "I Got the Power," Mase's "24 Hrs. to Live," Mariah Carey's "Honey," the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Last Day," Mary J. Blige's "Can't Get You Off My Mind," and Zhané's "Saturday Night." The LOX received an unexpected boost in the summer of 1997 when their tribute to the late Biggie Smalls, "We'll Always Love Big Poppa," was picked as the B-side of Puff Daddy's international number one hit "I'll Be Missing You." The single was the biggest hit of 1997, setting the stage for the January 1998 release of the LOX's debut, Money, Power & Respect, which went as high as number three on the pop album charts. After a switch to the Ruff Ryders label camp, We Are the Streets followed in early 2000. Legal problems with Bad Boy kept the group from recording as a unit for years to come, but in 2007 a set of early recordings was released as Before the L.O.X. New material landed in 2013 with the EP The Trinity, which was followed in 2014 by another EP, The Trinity: 2nd Sermon. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
The LOX

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    18 songs

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    We Are the Streets

    13 songs

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    We Are the Streets

    21 songs

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    Money, Power & Respect

    5 songs

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    The Trinity: 2nd Sermon

    4 songs

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    Money, Power & Respect [Single]

    1 song

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    What Happens?

    1 song

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    What Happens?

    11 songs

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    The Trinity 3rd Sermon


Top Songs by
The LOX

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  2.   Money, Power & Respect
  3.   F*** You
  4.   Survivor
  5.   All We Know
  6.   Ryde or Die, B**** featuring Drag-On
  7.   We'll Always Love Big Poppa
  8.   Recognize
  9.   Wild Out
  10.   If You Think I'm Jiggy
  11.   Y'all Fucked Up Now
  12.   We Are the Streets
  13.   Scream L.O.X.
  14.   Breathe Easy
  15.   All For the Love
  16.   Blood Pressure
  17.   Ryde or Die, **** featuring Drag-On
  18.   Try Me
  19.   U Told Me
  20.   Bust Your Gun by Styles & Sheek
  21.   Bitches from Eastwick
  22.   Built for Bodies (Skit)
  23.   Y'all F***ed up Now
  24.   Keep Hustlin'
  25.   Dirty Ryders
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The LOX

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    '90s Hip Hop

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    Party Hip Hop/R&B


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