[With his seemingly overnight Float album slated to drop in a couple weeks, The LOX’s Styles P gives SOHH readers the inside on how his Scram Jones-produced LP came together on High Times Records.]
[Producer] Scram Jones introduced me to the people over at High Times [Magazine and Records]. They turned out to be really cool people, I went over to the High Times facility and got to know the people over there. So the idea of putting an album together working with them was a no-brainer.
The people over there were really cool people and they had the same common interests as me, that’s been through what I’ve been through and the love my music so for me, it was really simple to go over and f*ck with them with an album.
I have to give a lot of credit to Scram for putting the whole idea of doing an album. He threw all of that together, to be honest with you.
I remember I was over at Scram’s crib one day, he doesn’t live too far from where I live, I went over there because I just wanted to snatch a beat because when I’m around him I can knock out like three joints.
So he was like, “You want to knock some sh*t out?” And I was like, “Yeah, cool. Bet.” He was telling me he had some sh*t with High Times and I told him I f*ck with High Times. It’s a no-brainer given my relationship with weed. He was like, ‘Oh, okay!’ That sh*t made perfect sense.
I made sure to hang out with them, going out to the Cannabis Cup [2013 in Denver] and that let me know it made even more sense. It was something I wanted to do.
The Float album is complete and ready to go. It’s a vibe to it when you sit down and listen to the album.
If you’re hearing the songs I’ve got like “Hater Love,” you know how it’s going. If you f*ck with me and you f*ck with my lyrics, then you know what the sound’s going to be like.
Styles P is one of the hardest emcees to ever to touch a microphone, a founding member of The LOX / D-Block and, in recent years, one of hip-hop’s most prolific solo artists. Scram Jones is a Grammy-nominated producer who has worked with the likes of Mariah Carey, Fat Joe, Lloyd Banks, Dipset, Raekwon, The Clipse, and many more. Now, Styles and Scram are joining forces for the full-length album Float, to be released on the newly relaunched High Times Records just in time for 4/20.
Check out Styles P’s “Hater Love”: