It's been sixteen years since Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch released an album together as The Lox. Filthy America...It's Beautiful is the follow-up album to 2000's We Are The Streets.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Styles P talked about the feel and sound of the group's latest album.

"I would say [this project is] more for our core fan base but with a newer feel," he said. "Same vibe, music, but we didn't go with old school-sounding beats. We not trying to sell you the '90s. We just selling you good rap." He adds, "We not trying to sell you a time because a lot of old 90s rappers get caught up and [think] it has to be that way. Times change ... What we giving you is something organic to ride to and say wow. We just giving you a chapter out the book."

Jadakiss assured fans the album isn't solely political, despite the suggestive title.

"The title is really self-explanatory but the music is universal. Don’t look for, you know, Congress or Bill O’Reilly. There’s no shots at them or any of that kind of stuff. It’s regular, well, it’s not regular because it’s LOX so it could never be regular. It’s that sauce that rap listeners and real authentic hip-hop heads can appreciate."

The album is 12 tracks, with features from Fetty Wap, Gucci Mane, Mobb Deep, Pete Rock, Dyce Payne, and Infa-Red.

Listen to the full album below.


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