The Lox Are Back to Their Tough-Talking Ways on New Single “Gave it to ‘Em” [Premiere]

Photo Credit: Roc Nation

The Lox have dropped the latest single from their upcoming album, Living Off Xperience.

Despite being one of the greatest rap groups of all time, The Lox, comprised of Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss, have only released three albums together in 20 years. That will change this year when the trio will drop their fourth album Living Off Xperience — which is the acronym for The Lox — on June 19th. 

The first single from the album was Loyalty and Love,” which featured the three MCs reminiscing about their long bond. The second song is “Gave it to ‘Em,” which was produced by AraabMuzik.  

We are excited to be premiering the track, which features all three MCs trading bars and spitting about the real-life experiences. The meaning behind the record: be careful what you ask for. “Gave it to ‘Em” serves as a reminder to listeners all across the world: be sure you want this life we’re living. Don’t get caught up, be ready for the things you’re asking for.

Speaking about the song, Sheek Louch, said: 

We’re in the best shape in our life: how we look, how we sound. Our content and our hunger is still there. Especially in a time like this, to where there’s no content in the music really. You have a handful of guys that’s dope and really saying something but for the most part, it’s a bunch of wack shit. I’m excited for you guys to hear that and all the stuff on this new album. It’s going to be amazing.

Styles P, who just dropped his Ghost Your Enthusiasm last week, said:

People deserve to hear some raw authentic hip-hop. Our fans have always been there for us and we owe them this… the least we can do they need to hear this fire!! It’s an awesome feeling hearing us murder this song.

The release of Living Off Xperience will celebrate an impressive 26 years as The Lox. This album follows the release of Filthy America… It’s Beautiful back in 2016. 

Check out “Gave it to Em” below.


20 Great Rap Songs Featured on 20 Terrible Rap Albums

Early 2000s Hip-Hop & R&B is Defining Modern Rap


Shirley Ju is a Los Angeles-based writer who grew up in the Bay Area. She lives, breathes, and sleeps hip-hop, and is literally on top of new music the moment it is released. If there’s a show in L.A., you can find her there. Follow the latest on her and on Twitter @shirju.

Shirley Ju

Shirley Ju is a Los Angeles-based writer who grew up in the Bay Area. She lives, breathes, and sleeps hip-hop, and is literally on top of new music the moment it is released. If there’s a show in LA, you can find her there.

Published by
Shirley Ju

Recent Posts

‘Swarm’ Co-Creator Janine Nabers Thinks Beyoncé Has Seen the Show

Swarm co-creator Janine Nabers told Vulture that Beyoncé has possibly watched the show, which was… Read More

March 22, 2023

Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington & More Set For Newport Jazz Festival

The 2023 Newport Jazz Festival lineup has been announced, with performers including Herbie Hancock, Thundercat,… Read More

March 22, 2023

Chris Rock Explains Why Arresting Donald Trump Would Be Like “Arresting Tupac”

During Adam Sandler's acceptance of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Chris Rock rifted… Read More

March 22, 2023

Sly Stone Announces Memoir Via Questlove’s New Publishing Imprint

Music legend Sly Stone has announced a new memoir co-authored by Ben Greenman, titled Thank… Read More

March 22, 2023

Seven of the Best Black-Owned Cocktail Bars in NYC

One of NYC’s first Black-owned cocktail bars opened in the 1840s. Now, a handful exist,… Read More

March 22, 2023

LaKeith Smith Gets Resentence After Being Convicted For Police Killing His Friend

LaKeith Smith, an Alabama man who was 15 when a police officer shot and killed… Read More

March 22, 2023