New York rap crew The LOX have placed their career into the hands of mega producers Swizz Beatz and DJ Khaled who will likely helm their long-awaited group effort.
According to Swizzy, he has already laced Styles P, Jadakiss and Sheek Louch with a slew of tracks.
“That’s the goal through communications,” Swizz said of producing the album. “I just vibed out with Styles P, Kiss and Sheek, and I just gave them 15 joints with choruses and ideas because we have to start somewhere. I thought it was a great idea to bring Khaled into it as well, just to give it something different, but still in the lines of that chemistry, because Khaled is definitely a fan of the Lox and I thought it would be a great collaboration.” (MTV)
He also admitted time restraints could ultimately impact his and Khaled’s roles on the LP.
Finding time to record, thanks to their hectic schedules, seems to be the leading problem. “It’s not all the way in stone yet because Khaled’s super busy. I’m super busy. The Lox are super busy, but it’s a main goal for us to really make that happen,” Swizz continued. “I think it’d be super great for hip-hop culture, especially when you got up-and-coming artists like Kendrick Lamar doing numbers like that just based off real music.” (MTV)
Last May, Jadakiss admitted a possible Bad Boy reunion fell through.
“Nah, we went over there, we gave him a shot at it,” Jada said. “He wanted to do it, but I don’t think contractually with all of the forces, we weren’t able to do it, but he’s still the big homie.” (“Sway in the Morning”)
In March 2010, Styles P said a Bad Boy Records deal still sat on the table.
“Ain’t nobody vocal, we ain’t signed to Puff yet,” Styles told radio host Jenny Boom Boom. “We LOX and even if we was, I think everybody respects us to know we do what we do. It’s still possible, it’s still possible, you know paper work is paper work. It’s like y’all job, it ain’t official until you sign the contract, right? Nobody’s saying it’s ‘not’ a go, but nothing’s a go until the contract is signed and I don’t know what other way to tell you than that. It’s not a go until everything is inked down. Dame Grease is gonna be on it [producing,] we looking to work with all kinds of hot producers.” (“Jenny Boom Boom”)
Check out a recent Styles P. interview: