It didn’t start with Watch The Throne. For decades, established rappers have been forming groups or teaming up for one-off collaborations. In the ’90s, there was TRU (Master P, Silkk The Shocker, C-Murder) and Westside Connection (Ice Cube, WC, Mack 10). With 1999’s Blackout!, Method Man and Redman, two rappers who got famous in different … More »
(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.
It’s been a busy month for members of both groups.
Ghostface Killah is about to head out on the road for his “Glorious Days” tour, Raekwon announced a new album titled “The Wild,” and Method Man will star in a new TV series titled “Rebel.”
As for The Lox, the group is planning to kick off their “Filthy America … It’s Beautiful” tour, to support their first album together in 16 years.
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) Dozens of homeless people will be a little bit warmer during a major storm heading into the New York area this week, thanks to rapper Jadakiss.
The Lox’s Jadakiss hit the streets of Manhattan to the homeless, as a Nor’easter approaches New York.
Jada was out in front of Madison Square Garden over the weekend, handing out bags of jackets to homeless people on the streets.
Jadakiss posted video of himself handing out pricey gear, as onlookers watched in curiosity.
“What it’s all about….Giving,” Jadakiss wrote.
The National Weather Service has issued a “hazardous weather outlook” warning over a nor’easter that’s expected to bring frigid weather that includes rain and high wind gusts.
Take a look at Jadakiss handing out the coats below:
(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
The Lox, who started their careers on Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment, echoed the label’s founder and his sentiment over the state of Hip Hop, which led him to claim he was taking a break from his social media accounts last week.
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.”
Rappers like Young Dolph, Lil Yachty, and Lil Uzi Vert have clashed with a number of veterans, including Pete Rock, Lil Wayne, and even Bronx rap legend, Kool Keith.
The guys named the number of rappers they liked, including Young M.A., J. Cole and Kendrick and Dave East.
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 project with Jadakiss titled Freddy Vs. Jason throughout 2016.