The Lox is back with a new 2014 single titled, “Boom Bap.” The New York trio show no signs of letting up as they just recently laced fans with their new Trinity EP to close out 2013 with. Take a listen as Sheek, Jadakiss and Styles P stick to their Hip Hop roots and deliver some aggressive bars over a raw and gritty instrumental courtesy of Blacksaun. Funkmaster Flex did the honors of unveiling this one.
Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P catch up with Sway Calloway and Heather B on Shade 45’s Sway In The Morning show. The New York emcees sit down for a candid interview and open up about their respective careers, history as a group and reassure fans that new music is on the way along with so much more. Check out The Lox also show off their skills for the camera as they jump into a few songs with on-the-spot performances for listeners tuned in.
DJ Khaled releases a new music video for his latest single “Never Surrender” featured on his upcoming Suffering From Success LP. The visual finds each artist performing to the camera out on the block as they lace the mellow instrumental with introspective rhymes about the code of the streets and the struggles endured in order to survive. This is definitely one of the more standout tracks off Suffering From Success which will be available in stores on October 22.
DJ Khaled continues to flood the net with new releases featured on his upcoming Suffering From Success LP. “Never Surrender” was premiered by Funkmaster Flex and showcases a more mellow and conceptual tune from the Miami native compared to his recent upbeat leaks. Backed by a catchy violin loop, Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, Akon, John Legend and Anthony Hamilton focus their efforts on channeling their early struggles, reflecting on life’s toughest moments and encouraging listeners to overcome their hardships.
Maino is back with a New York inspired track titled “What Happened” featuring D-Block member Jadakiss. Over a menacing instrumental, Maino vents his frustrations for the current state of Hip Hop in his city and touches on the stubbornness shared by New York rappers to unify.
Trae The Truth drops off his new single “1 Up” featuring the Lil Boss, Wiz Khalifa and Jadakiss. The Houston artist gets the party going with his new street anthem which also showcases potential to be a raw club banger. Over the pounding bass and bouncy synths, Trae and company lace the gritty instrumental with lyrics center around the streets, women, drugs and more.
Vado takes the cinematic approach and gives his “R.N.S.” track the visual treatment. Accompanied by Jadakiss and Troy Ave, Vado catches wind that the feds are watching his moves so he puts in place a plan to snatch up one particular agent he’s aware that’s been following him and his crew. Things eventually get ugly as the federal agent gets roughed up and finds himself being beaten and interrogated. Not only is the smooth Slime Flu 4 track a smooth banger, the music video really pulls the whole vision together nicely.
More commonly recognized for his rap battle skills, Loaded Lux delivers a new music video for the soulful cut “You Can” featuring Fred The Godson and Jadakiss. Watch as Lux and company drop slick street inspired bars over the soulful instrumental and break down the struggles they endured while living life out on the block.
Styles P, Jadakiss and Sheek Louch decided to hop on Drake and Boi 1da’s infectious “Pound Cake” instrumental for an official remix titled “Hood Cake.” Listen as the New York MC’s effortlessly go to work over the track’s smooth production with raw hood bars about drugs, the code of the streets and chasing after cash. It should also be pointed out that Sheek Louch even takes the opportunity to address the group’s past fallout with former L-O-X associate J-Hood.
Street Heat TV catches up with Styles P and Jadakiss during a studio session and captures an enlightening conversation between the two rappers on the differences between Haze and Sour Diesel marijuana. After Jadakiss admits he considers himself more of a Haze kind of guy, Styles proceeds to convince the raspy voiced MC that he’s missing out because Sour is where it’s at. Needless to say, the back and forth between the two LOX members is pretty comical and lighthearted.