When Puff Daddy announced his Bad Boy reunion tour earlier this year, the thing I was most excited about and most disappointed to miss was seeing Yonkers trio the Lox rhyming together again. It turns out Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Jadakiss have come together for a new album called Filthy America…It’s Beautiful, and it’s out in a couple weeks. Each member of the trio has been bullying beats solo for years now, and they linked earlier this year for the conscious single “What Happens?,” so no one has lost a step. But they’ve returned to their lyrical onslaughts and street tales on the first pair of singles “Don’t You Cry” and “What Else You Need To Know.” Sheek’s shit talk at the beginning pretty much sums things up: “Check the lyrics from back then to right now, old nigga, new nigga, anybody can get it.” The Lox are back like they never left. Check it out below.
Filthy America…It’s Beautiful is out 12/16 on D-Block/Roc Nation.