"The LOX might get an offer from MMG," said the Yonkers MC. "I’m signed to Def Jam though for three or four more albums. But definitely that was one of the places that were inquiring about the new LOX album. You’ll hear about a couple more. The LOX album is definitely coming."
We're not sure how much we believe Jada though. Over a year ago he claimed that a new LOX deal was "days away" but it never happened.
We're getting flashbacks of G-Unit signing Mobb Deep and M.O.P., signings more or less signaled the end of the Unit's reign.
Still, we are eager to hear a new LOX album. The last LOX album, We Are the Streets, was released in 2000. The funny part is, it's not like they were beefing or broke up. They all just pursued solo careers even though they constantly worked with each other. Last we heard, Sheek Louch claimed DJ Khaled and Swizz Beatz were set to executive produce their next album.
As individual members, The LOX have worked with MMG quite a bit. Jadakiss was recently on the single to Self Made Vol. 3, "Oil Money." He also previously contributed a verse to "600 Benz." Styles P memorably spit a verse on Rick Ross' signature song, "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)."
This doesn't sound like a good move for MMG or The LOX. We're getting flashbacks of G-Unit signing Mobb Deep and M.O.P., signings which more or less signaled the end of the Unit's reign. That infamous sprawling XXL G-Unit cover that had way too many people on it was supposed to look like they were an untouchable empire, but in reality they were overextended and beginning to crumble.
Plus, it ended up being a terrible move for one of rap's all time great duos, Mobb Deep. They ended up releasing the worst album of their career on G-Unit, 2006's Blood Money, and haven't released an album since. To be fair—to hear Prodigy tell it in his book, My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy—the move worked out for them financially, they made more money with G-Unit than in any other point in their career. So we guess there's that.
When your crew is signing veteran acts, that might be a sign your crew is falling off.
Also check out Jadakiss on Complex TV's Combat Jack Show below.