Yonkers, NY native Sean D. Jacobs, better known as Sheek Louch, has been a significant presence in the rap game for decades. Sheek started rhyming at a young age under the influence of friend Jadakiss, and along with Styles P, the three went on to form The LOX. After being ‘discovered’ by the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, the trio went on to sign with Sean Combs’s Bad Boy Records where they released their 1998 platinum record, Money, Power, & Respect. After contributing to hits like “It’s All About The Benjamins,” the group later parted ways with Bad Boy and went on to release 2000’s We Are The Streets through DMX’s Ruff Ryders Records. The trio also appeared on numerous hits including Mase's "24 Hrs. to Live" and Mariah Carey's "Honey." With his LOX partners, Sheek eventually began working on D-Block Records – a label founded by the three rappers with its own studio and its own agenda.
In 2003, Sheek put out his first solo effort, Walk Witt Me, through D-Block and Universal. Never slowing down, the MC released his second album, After Taxes, in 2005 featuring appearances from Fabolous, Beanie Sigel, T.I., Redman and his two LOX cohorts Jadakiss and Styles P. Sheek has since released additional solo records including 2008’s Silverback Gorilla as well as 2012’s Wu Block, a historic joint album with Ghostface Killah featuring members of the Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block. Just this year, Sheek performed at the 2015 BET Awards in honor of Bad Boy’s 20th Anniversary, at Radio City Music Hall with The LOX, at the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam, and at Irving Plaza with Ghostface and Raekwon. Throughout his work with LOX, his solo releases, and recent appearances at events like Coachella and SXSW, Sheek has proven time and time again that mainstream success won’t erase his roots in hardcore rap.
Sheek Louch’s newest album Silverback Gorilla 2 will be released through legendary indie hip-hop label Tommy Boy Entertainment (Ghostface Killah, Method Man). The album features Sheek’s signature gritty anthems with guests verses from Juelz Santana, Fabolous, Pusha T, Swizz Beats, Ghostface Killah, and A$AP Ferg along with his LOX brothers Styles P and Jadakiss.