The LOX’s Jadakiss has opened up about the group’s delayed comeback album and why making the music is never a problem.
Speaking on behalf of his crew (which includes Styles P and Sheek Louch), Jada said the follow-up to 2000’s We Are The Streets is still in the works.
“I’m very confident,” Jada said referring to an upcoming LOX album dropping next year. “It’s just the business. Getting the music done is the easy part but the whole chambers of, we haven’t dropped an album in 10 years, contracts is like crazy, the whole industry is different. And then the publishing situation, it’s a lot of things like that that people don’t know about that we’re trying to make right before we actually go all the way out and finish up the album.” (Karen Civil)
Last June, Styles P said the group was working on the album and their own separate projects.
“We working on the LOX right now and all the solos at once — Sheek solo, my solo, ‘Kiss solo, mixtapes. That’s our plan for the summer right now,” he said. “Since we all in the lab, we going in. Now that we all there at the same time, it brings better energy and better thoughts. Even while I’m working on my solo, I like that input: ‘All right, P, go here with it’ or ‘go there with it.’ ‘You should do that kinda song.’ I was in a Louch session the other day, and somebody was there for beats for him; he got two beats for me. It wasn’t nothing there for him in the beat session, but he heard two beats he knew I would like and go in on. It makes for a better energy and better fit. We just working and making our legacy grow. LOX forever.” (MTV)
In May, Sheek confirmed that he inked an album deal with Def Jam.
“I got some real good music coming out,” he revealed. “I needed that right machine behind it to get that record past the level that it stops, to push it further. And I was shopping it to a lot of the majors…but my man L and Butch, Czar, Mike Caruso and Lenny S…they brought me up in there to Def Jam. And Chris Hicks and L.A. [Reid] they seen the vision. And it’s on…It’s between a couple spots that’s actually throwing real nice numbers and ideas at [The LOX]. I know everybody’s been hearing about that project but it’s for real, for real…we’re meeting with [Diddy] on Wednesday.” (XXL Mag)
While they have not yet pinned down a release date, Styles recently said a new LOX album would likely hit shelves in 2011.
“Probably top of the year,” Styles said about a new LOX album. “Top of the year, [but] you can expect to start hearing some stuff from us though. We’ve done a few remixes, probably heard us on the Consequence remix, ‘I’m Ill’ remix, we got about four other remixes, people remixes, I don’t want to say what joints they are, but you know what I mean, so. I ain’t name [my solo album] yet, but it’s gonna be out right after The LOX [project].” (Hip Hop Gossip Site)
Check out Jadakiss’ interview down below: