The LOX’s Styles P and Jadakiss recently talked about their long-halted, upcoming album and shook off comparisons to Dr. Dre’s Detox delay status.
While fans have been waiting roughly ten years for the Doc’s release, Styles said their project will not take as long.
“Paperwork, paperwork, it ain’t on us. All I’m gonna say is, LOX-wise, you hear how many verses we do, freestyles we do, songs we do, LOX songs we drop here and there,” Styles P said when asked about the delayed third group album. “Nah, we ain’t longer than Detox. We close! We right behind it; we ain’t neck and neck, though.” (MTV)
Jada said despite the wait, he feels the project is picking up speed.
After a few laughs, Jada got serious and said the group was close to a breakthrough in the legal holdups, but he wouldn’t nail down a specific label where the album would be released. “Big shout-out to J Records, Geffen Records, Atlantic, Warner,” he said. “Big shout-out to all of these labels.” (MTV)
In January, LOX’s Sheek Louch promised the project would drop this year.
“LOX album, 2011. Real talk. That needs to happen. I know we always say that it’s coming and we get sidetracked or some sh*t, but nah. I want to say that 2011, it’s a go. We didn’t title it. Once we get the clearance, like ‘Yo, we off’ and we’re going to move in this direction and sign with blah, blah, blah, that’s when. I really want to reach out to, like, a lot of producers, man. The people have been waiting so long for that LOX project. I definitely want [DJ Premier] and Kanye [West] to do a track. I want some crazy sh*t on this album, man.” (Hip Hop Game)
Last October, Sheek said his crew was still under contract with Interscope Records.
“The Lox want to leave our current label home Interscope,” explains Sheek of the current status of the group, whose last studio group release was 2000’s We Are The Streets. “We are trying to move on, but unfortunately, the label doesn’t want to let us go. We talked to [Diddy] about coming back to Bad Boy; we gave him our counter offer and he said, ‘Yes.’ But it’s up to him to convince [Interscope head] Jimmy Iovine and Ruff Ryders to let go of their shares so we can move on. We are stuck in that position. As far as [Jadakiss], myself and Styles, we are ready for a new deal. We are good with Diddy…he has agreed with what we are looking for as far as financially and everything. Other labels are also throwing offers at us to make a LOX reunion album happen. But it’s really about our lawyers moving everybody out the way and making a deal happen.” (VIBE)
Check out Styles P discussing the LOX down below: