When Lox members Sheek Louch, Jadakiss and Styles P. formed their D-Block label
and inked a deal with Universal, rumors swirled that there was a rift between
the trio and the label that the group is signed to, Ruff Ryders.
"I don’t know
where the rumors come from, B," Jadakiss said while feasting on some watermelon.
"It’s like one big fruit. It’s like one big watermelon. They made it all
possible. We’re grown up and mature. It’s all beautiful. Those are the OG’s."
The group, which
was signed to P. Diddy’s Bad Boy imprint before hopping to Ruff Ryders/Universal,
said they learned from being signed to both labels and decided to launch their
As a group, they
are still signed to Ruff Ryders, but Sheek’s solo album is being released under
the D-Block imprint, which fueled the rumor.
"I don’t get
into rumors. The Lox are still Ruff Ryders," Sheek added. "We all
collectively watched Ruff Ryders, Bad Boy and all these other labels blow up
and make their mistakes. That just gives us a lot of insight, we learned from
The first artist
signed to the D-Block label is J-Hood, who has made a name for himself on the
mixtape circuit, the last Ruff Ryders compilation CD and is featured on Sheek’s
current solo album, Walk Witt Me.