On this date in 1998, Sheek Louch, Styles P and Jadakiss, better known as The L.O.X., released their debut album Money, Power And Respect on Bad Boy Records. Featuring production from The Hitmen, Dame Grease and Swizz Beatz., the album was a tremendous success, peaking at number three on the US Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, churning out two charting singles, “Money, Power & Respect” and “If You Think I’m Jiggy“.
During this era, the Yonkers trio were fresh out of the 914, already on tours with Biggie Smalls and Mase and also had to endure the cons of having your label and management control your image. The L.O.X. became identified by their “shiny suit” attire, which soon was dropped when the crew left Bad Boy beofre the release of their sophmore project.
Salute to the L.O.X., Diddy and everyone else at Bad Boy who was invloved in this monumental project! Salute!