News: Jadakiss Says Diddy Offered The Lox A "One Album Deal"
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 10:05AM
D-Block's Jadakiss has revealed how close the Lox are to inking a record deal with Diddy and said the rap mogul has already placed a one-album offer on the table.
According to Jada, a new Lox album is well over-due to the fans.
"Our main focus right now is that Lox album," Jada stressed in an interview. "It might be coming out through Diddy, it might be coming out through some other people, but it's going down. Yeah, Diddy just did a new deal with Interscope as y'all know with his Dirty Money and all his other stuff, he put an offer out there for a one album deal over there, so you know, we thinking about making it. If it don't make dollars, it could make cents and we'll do it again. It's about the evolution, it's about growing. We came into the business with him, despite our differences [because] of our lack of knowledge in the game and other sh*t and what so, we still learned a lot from him and to work all them things out and make a full 360 and possibly work again with him after ten years -- that would be incredible. It shows maturity as artists, it shows respect as men and it's good for the outside far as what he can do for us and what we can do for him." (Power 99)
Diddy recently spoke on the chances of bringing The Lox back to Bad Boy Entertainment.
"I would definitely love to do the next Lox album," Diddy said in an interview. "I would love to collaborate with them. I think it's important just to do...I would look forward to it...We been talking about it. We have to sit down and have a real meeting about it...To be honest, I don't know what the future holds for Bad Boy [and] Interscope. I wanna take it day by day and get acquainted." (MTV)
Despite contractual issues in the past, Sheek Louch described how the group's age and experience will now play a role in a business venture with Puff.
"We're grown now," Sheek said in an interview last June. "No man can do anything to me if I don't let it happen. Whatever happens, I have to put blame on myself first before I blame anyone else. And not saying that he's going to do that or anything like that. We're all in a better space now and I want to learn to make that big money and do it real big. So he'll be dealing with us with this album. He wants to put the project out and add his part on to things but we're going to do what we do and deliver that fire. Sh*t, we all come too far not to be able to do what we do." (Hip Hop DX)
Jada previously spoke on re-joining Diddy and complimented his former boss' business habits.
"Around Christmas time," Kiss told Miss Info referring to the group's new album release date. "We six, seven songs in. We got a meeting actually with Puffy in a couple of weeks I think. We got a sit-down dinner. I just got that news delivered to me...At the end of the day, if it's beneficial for both parties on a financial end and on just good vibes, it could always work. The big wigs do it, the billionaires do it everyday...It started off with him just throwing it out there as a joke but I guess when he thought about it, how huge it could be with us linking back with him after ten years, all the marketing he could put around it, Ciroc ads, he's one of the smartest business gangsters that ever touched this industry. And he knows everything that we went through, so the checks are gonna have to be nice." (Miss Info)
The new Lox album is reportedly scheduled to land in stores winter 2010.
Check out a recent Sheek Louch interview speaking on The Lox below: