The Lox f/ DMX & Lil’ Kim “Money, Power & Respect” (1998)
Produced by: Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie & Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence for The Hitmen, Co-produced by Jay "Waxx" Garfield
Jadakiss: “We were on Bad Boy now, we were in the family. Puff’s album came out, everybody’s album came out, Mase’s album came out, now it’s time for us to work. We got our batch of beats, and that was just one that we knew was gonna be a great thing. I wasn’t there when Styles and Sheek laid their verses, I was sick. Then I remember Diddy, Deric Angelettie, and everybody like, ‘Yo, you gotta come with a right verse, they laid their verses, what you gonna do?’ Then once I laid it, we were good.
”We were having trouble seeing how we were gonna get the hook. Then we’re like, ‘We need Kim on the hook.’ I think we all collaborated [on writing the hook]. X was just family, he put the icing on the cake. They were just getting him a deal over at Def Jam, so he needed to get on everything anyway just to make that more solidified.”