(AllHipHop News) Fans of The Lox and Wu-Tang Clan have a lot to look forward to in 2017.
Over the weekend, Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch announced that production had started on part two of their collaborative effort, Wu-Block.
The first Wu-Block album was released in November of 2012, and featured guest appearances from members Raekwon, Cappadonna, Method Man, Masta Killa, GZA, Inspectah Deck, and of course, Lox members Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch.
The album also featured production from Red Spyda, Erick Sermon, Frank Dukes, and Termanology.
Way back in 2014, Faith Evans announced that she was releasing a duet album with her late husband the Notorious B.I.G. called The King & I. Now, several years later, the first audible trace of the record has finally emerged online. “NYC” is an ode to the Big Apple featuring gravel-voiced New York rap veteran … More »
(AllHipHop News) The debate over a new crop of rappers will only intensify, thanks to some statements recently made by legendary Hip Hop group The Lox.
The trio appeared on a recent episode of DJ Whoo Kid’s “Whoolywood Shuffle,” on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Even though the guys touched on a number of subjects, including their past beefs, and what it takes to be a new artist, it was their take on the new generation of Hip Hop artists that was the highlight of the interview.
Towards the end of the 23 minute sit down, Sheek Louch, Styles P. and Jadakiss blasted a certain type of Hip Hop, that hasbasically become to be known as “mumble rap.”
“The new era don’t respect whatever’s before them because it’s so instant, like grits, now,” Jadakiss snapped. “You can be dumb hot for the next nine months and you can disappear after that. So they just, catch a wave of some money, and some heat, and some endorsements, and one of them 720 deals
Jadakiss blamed technology for helping to dumb down a new generation of rappers, and their connection to the history of the culture.
“Before we got on we studied. Not even studied, just coming from school everyday turning on Video Music Box, just soaking all that kind of s##t up. That played the part of our career,” Jadakiss said. “Now, you don’t have to turn on s##t. You can look on your screen at whatever you want and do whatever the f##k you want.”
And it was not total condemnation for the younger generation.
“Man. The one thing I got to say, is young, black motherfuckers getting money and aint goin to jail,” said Styles P. “Respect the culture and learn your history motherf%#ker.”
The news comes on the heels of the Lox’s critically acclaimed album Filthy America … It’s Beautiful.
The album is their first together in 16 years, and features production by Pete Rock and DJ Premiere, who was also roped into the debate when Lil Uzi Vert refused to rap over a Gang Starr track during an appearance on Hot 97.
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(AllHipHop News) Fabolous is ready to return with more music, but it will not arrive on Christmas like previous years.
The Brooklyn rhymer sat down with 106 KMEL to talk about his upcoming work.
“I’m re-releasing Summertime Shootout 2 with a couple of remixes,” said Fabolous.
He added, “Freddy Vs. Jason is on the way. We were trying to put it out next month in January, but we’re going to drop something to go into it. I don’t want to give the whole thing, but we’re going to drop something next month. Low key, Friday the 13th is next month.”
Fab has been discussing the forthcoming joint projectwith Jadakisstitled Freddy Vs. Jason throughout 2016.
(AllHipHop News) The Lox are currently on a media run to promote Filthy America… It’s Beautiful, the group’s first new album in 16 years.
Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch went by The Breakfast Club to talk about the LP and more.
At one point, the conversation turned to the issue of voting.
Styles and Sheek had very different opinions about the subject.
“No,” answered Styles P when asked if he believes in voting.
Sheek Louch responded, “Styles is going to come up with some reason why he shouldn’t.”
“Yeah, I’m going to come up with something because you’re giving me two bad candidates,” said Styles. “We’re acting like Trump’s the worst in the world. He’s a horrible dude. He’s a piece of crap. But Hillary got a history of locking black people up.”
“Not voting is voting for Trump,” Styles replied.
The two longtime friends continued to go back-and-forth about the topic.
“Everybody that’s at the protests, I guarantee they stayed in bed [on Election Day]. Now you’re protesting,” stated Sheek.
The discussion also included Styles pointing out that Hillary Clinton received more than 2 million more popular votes than Donald Trump, but 270 members of Electoral College will determine who actually wins the White House.
“The people voted for Hillary,” said Styles. “How does 270 overpower mad millions? That’s not even common sense.”
Sheek fired back, “If you’re going to complain, do something about it.”
“You can’t. Everybody believe in the system like you,” countered Styles.
The Lox’s Filthy America… It’s Beautiful is available for purchase on iTunes and streaming on Tidal.
Crusty New York rap-veteran hardheads need to stick together. That’s exactly what happens on “Ol’ Thing Back,” as five different rappers — all from in or around New York City, most of them from different crews — unite to evoke the gritty boot-stomp feeling of ’90s New York club-rap. Santana, who didn’t get famous until … More »
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