"The Trinity - EP" by The Lox on iTunes

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EDITORS’ NOTES

It's hard to believe, but the Yonkers crew The Lox have been together for nearly 20 years now—still managing to put out good music and stay relevant in an ever-changing hip-hop landscape. From their early days on Bad Boy (with mega-hits like "We'll Always Love Big Poppa" and "It's All About the Benjamins") to their follow-up smash We Are the Streets on Ruff Ryders and the 2009 D-Block compilation No Security, they have maintained their street-savvy image and ardent fan base. While we patiently await the release of We Are the Streets 2, they hit us with this four-song EP to hold us over. Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Style P still sound great together, even though they've been more concerned with solo projects in recent years. On the opener, "Faded," their message is clear: "Lemme get faded/Me and Benjamin Franklin it's like we related/Me and Mary Jane, we get so sedated/Long as you respect it you can love it or hate it." Older heads will surely appreciate their take on Brand Nubian's classic "Love Me or Leave Me Alone."

EDITORS’ NOTES

It's hard to believe, but the Yonkers crew The Lox have been together for nearly 20 years now—still managing to put out good music and stay relevant in an ever-changing hip-hop landscape. From their early days on Bad Boy (with mega-hits like "We'll Always Love Big Poppa" and "It's All About the Benjamins") to their follow-up smash We Are the Streets on Ruff Ryders and the 2009 D-Block compilation No Security, they have maintained their street-savvy image and ardent fan base. While we patiently await the release of We Are the Streets 2, they hit us with this four-song EP to hold us over. Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Style P still sound great together, even though they've been more concerned with solo projects in recent years. On the opener, "Faded," their message is clear: "Lemme get faded/Me and Benjamin Franklin it's like we related/Me and Mary Jane, we get so sedated/Long as you respect it you can love it or hate it." Older heads will surely appreciate their take on Brand Nubian's classic "Love Me or Leave Me Alone."

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This that heatrock that the streets love dblock

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FINALLY!! THE LOX ARE BACK!!THANK YOU GUYS FOR THE EARLY XMAS GIFT

About The Lox

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 (from their original moniker "the Warlocks"). 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 chart. 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 surprise EP The Trinity, which was followed in 2014 by its sequel, The Trinity: 2nd Sermon. In late 2016, almost two decades after the release of their sophomore effort, the LOX unveiled their third official LP, Filthy America...It's Beautiful, on D-Block/Roc Nation. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

  • ORIGIN
    Yonkers, NY
  • FORMED
    1996

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