The Lox Still Ruff Ryders

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

own imprint.

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.