The LOX stops by DJ Whoo Kid’s “The Whoolywood Shuffle” to promote their new album “Filthy America… It’s Beautiful”. The LOX are hip-hop legends, so younger artists probably should listen when they have something to say. Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch had some words for up-and-coming artists.
“Before we got on, we studied – not even studied – just coming from school every day turning on Video Music Box – just soakin’ all that type of shit up,” Jadakiss says. “That played a part of our career. Now you don’t have to turn on shit. You can look on your screen, whatever you want, and do whatever the fuck you want.”
The LOX went on to warn young artists to be weary of signing the wrong label deal. They also criticized major labels and executives for not developing artists. Mainly, Jada, Styles P and Sheek just want the kids to do their homework, and to think hard about the business side before they find themselves trapped in unfair 360 deals.
“If you got a movement – you got the lime green dreads, y’all got Rollies, you got a drug dealer nigga – yeah, they taking that and maximizing it,” Jada says. “They ain’t developing it.”
“The one thing we gotta say, is there’s young black mothafuckas that’s gettin’ money and not going to jail. But respect the culture and learn the history, mufucka,” Styles P says. “Don’t let ’em 360 your single deal, my nigga.”
Watch the full interview below