After thirty-plus years deep in the game, The Lox trifecta continues to put in work. Though it's been a minute since Money, Power, & Respect dropped back in 1998, Styles, Sheek, and Jadakiss have remained prolific in their output, never missing a step where stylistic integrity is concerned. Despite remaining pillars of New York's legendary hip-hop scene, Sheek and his partners have proven adaptive in a shifting musical landscape, exploring different beats while retaining their original essence. Today, the Lox rides again on Sheek Louch's new album Beast Mode 3, following last week's Uncle Murda collaboration "Good Good."
"On That Shit" finds the Lox taking to a dark yet anthemic instrumental, Sheek sets it off with a noted sense of hunger. "I'm grown as shit, now everything I do I want some ownership," he growls, before passing the mic to Styles P. How the Ghost still has verses in the cut remains unknown, given that he's been delivering heat on a yearly basis. Mr. Raspy himself comes through to close it out, keeping his voice slightly restrained as he rides the instrumental; there's a certain tension in his cadence, as if he's about to snap at the slightest provocation. Check this one out now, especially if you're still riding the wave of Old Head Energy from Beast Coast's Basement Cypher.
I'm grown as shit, now everything I do I want some ownership
Fu*k chillin, you ain't on my page I ain't condoning it
I'm on that shit, I don't want your bitch I just want guap
Where the bag at, fu*k going to eat I just want top