The Lox’s Jadakiss has said the long-speculated deal to reunite his rap crew with Diddy‘s Bad Boy Records imprint may be losing its steam.
According to Kiss, a few other possible album deals with competitors may close out the possible Diddy reunion.
“That’s onboard with a few offers,” ‘Kiss said. “It was in the making with Diddy. But after we put out that ‘[Ha Ha] Slow Down’ remix, we got a few more calls in that’s on the table right now. They upped the ante. The ante got upped off a light freestyle. You see the impact? You feel that?” (MTV)
Last March, Styles P also said a Diddy deal had not been finalized.
“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”)
Producer Dame Grease recently announced his involvement with the new album.
“It’s official, actually, Kiss asked me personally,” Grease revealed in an interview. “This was before they were gonna take it to Puff or wherever because the thing is, just checking statistics like the success that we had with The LOX, we all had together and sold 1.5, 2 million records…That was then, but we put the same formula and into the future music.” (Nod Factor Dot Com)
Sheek Louch also addressed speculation claiming the Bad Boy CEO would be working with them.
“I got an answer for that, I really think I got an answer,” Sheek said about the forthcoming album. “Yo word up, top of the year, Lox album is coming. I would love for it to come then, we’re working actually with Puff, with Sean Combs. We working out that. Puff Daddy, we working that out. We working that out and hopefully it goes down. It’s gonna be Interscope/Bad Boy/D-Block. Oh yo, slash Ruff Ryders, I’m sorry, I can’t leave my boys out. It’s like a big thing because we still Interscope. We still Ruff Ryders. It’ll be a nice thing.” (“On-Air Idiots”)
Check out Styles P speaking on Diddy down below: