Singled Out: "All I Could Do Is Address The Sh*t That's Been Bothering Me"
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 5:50PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Lil Debbie broke down her new "Ratchets" anthem, The LOX's Styles P explains his hard-hitting "Hater Love" track.]
The "Hater Love" record came about from me sitting on Scram Jones' couch. We were working on my Float project and I'm just sitting on his couch, he played the beat and the idea of even hating n*ggas are loving it is from the fact that even haters get love.
That just made me think about doing something hard to that beat and just going hard on it and talking about haters love. The government is haters too. You know? I had to include them too on the record. I just didn't give a f*ck that day.
If a hard beat comes on and you just get in that element of doing what you do. All I could do is address the sh*t that's been bothering me a little bit.
I definitely knew I wanted Sheek Louch on the record. No doubt, I knew that from off top. It was energic and Sheek has the most energy out of anyone I know. It was like a hard and energetic beat so I knew I had to add Sheek on there.
We don't stop. I think when you do this thing as an emcee, there's only one or two things you can be, a working one or a non-working one. You can stay hungry or you can lay back and be nonchalant. We prefer to stay hungry and sound hungry.
Styles P, a member of rap groups The LOX and D-Block, he is also a part of the Ruff Ryders hip-hop group along with DMX, Eve and Drag-On. He grew up on the streets of Yonkers, NY rapping alongside Jadakiss (Jayson Phillips) and Sheek Louch (Shawn Jacobs). In their late teens the trio met Mary J. Blige who was so impressed with their tough street east coast lyrics, she gave them a big break by putting their demo in the hands of Sean "Diddy" Combs. Diddy immediately hired the trio to write for Bad Boy Records. With the label, The LOX quickly started collaborating on hits with Diddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, and Mariah Carey which gave them instant notoriety and status within the hip-hop and mainstream charts.
Check out "Hater Love":