LOX pays homage to the old school on their latest release, “Terminator LOX.” The trio launch new streams on the track sampling “Terminator X to the Edge of Panic”, Public Enemy’s 1988 ode to their DJ.
Accompanied by a music video directed by Benji Filmz and shot by Uncle AJ, the visual begins, transitioning to a portrait of the Hip-Hop group before LOX member Sheek Louch emerges to kick things off with a introductory verse. “You put them on Tik Tok, what happened to Hip-Hop?” Sheek asks as he walks down a studio hallway adorned with photos of him and his bandmates.
Wearing a Georgetown Hoyas basketball jersey, Jadakiss grabs Sheek’s lyrical stick and gets to work. He peppers his bars with advice on the workings of life on the streets and the correct codes of conduct to follow to avoid violent confrontations. “Hate is expected, we’ve seen love before,” laments the hoarse while expressing his pride in his team’s ability to stay loyal and weather the storm for nearly three decades in the rap game.
Live from the vocal booth, Styles P picks up where his cohorts left off with another barrage of macabre verses. Threatening gunshot wounds and knife scars amid nods to his prowess as a blacksmith, The Ghost’s verse brings things to a head, as the three spitters are unleashed on this murderous offering.
“Terminator LOX” marks the trio’s only release of 2022 and their first since music video since releasing “Gave It To Em” in 2020. The LOX have released their fourth studio album, Living from experiencethat same year.