The LOX’s Jadakiss recently talked about his crew’s publicized beef with former D-Block member J-Hood a few years ago and how much they actually cared for the fellow New York rapper.
According to Kiss, Hood’s past issues with D-Block were incomparable to what LOX went through with Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy.
“We did stuff with J-Hood that Diddy would have never did for us,” Jada said in an interview. “With that being said, it’s like a mouthful. Some of the stuff we did for him in his life and his moms, may rest her soul, Diddy probably would have never did. I mean, he never did it so I can’t say he would have never did. Stuff we did for [J-Hood], he never did. We only got mad at him after he disrespected us and crossed the line. He had every right to be angry because he just wanted to come out. He wanted to release his album. As an artist, you’re supposed to be mad if your record doesn’t come out after a certain amount of time.” (“The Combat Jack Show”)
The rapsy rapper also detailed how much of a close-knit bond they shared with Hood.
“[He was signed to us for] a few years, but you know sometimes another thing you have to learn in this game is timing is everything. Alicia Keys put out the same album ten years later or whatever it was and Clive [Davis] saw a vision and it blew. … He was like our little brother — he was really our family. It was internal like that, so, it was a whole different situation. When we were beefing with Diddy, we really didn’t know Diddy like that. We knew him as we go to his office or go to the studio. We was never really in his crib with his moms and all of that.” (“The Combat Jack Show”)
Back in 2009, the New York native reflected on how his issues with D-Block could have been resolved.
“My focus is strictly on making good music and just putting it out and letting the material speak for itself,” Hood said in an interview. “I’m past that point in my life. I’m not holding grudges. What happened happened and it probably wasn’t the best thing that could’ve happened but it happened, and everything happen for a reason. You live and you learn. We probably could’ve handled situations differently but everything’s all said and done and I ain’t crying over no spilled milk. I ain’t got nothing against them dudes, they not enemies or nothing like that. I’m not saying we cool or nothing like that, but good luck to them with anything they doing.” (Champ Magazine)
The LOX’s Sheek Louch previously responded to Hood’s online disses and why he would never do business with him again.
“Last time somebody had called me, he got knocked out on stage in Connecticut,” Sheek explained in an interview. “I done got e-mails saying let’s piece this sh*t up, let’s do this and that, fam, we not thinkin’ about you…We heard your diss records, we heard you for months and years straight about it, we really don’t care about your diss records…I guarantee the people in his camp are saying, ‘D*mn, we dissed him, now what do we do?’ Where’s these records? You gotta come now. Even the 50 Cent sh*t, when we was going at 50, it’s over…I loved him as a brother but it’s over. He crossed that line and now I don’t care about him. I will never work with him.” (Hip Hop Beef)
Check out Jadakiss’ interview: