New York Rapper Styles P has been in the game for nearly two decades, and he's not slowing down. He rose to prominence alongside Jadakiss and Sheek Louch in hip hop trio The LOX, which scored hits with "Money, Power & Respect" featuring Lil Kim and DMX and their guest cameo on Jennifer Lopez’s "Jenny From the Block."
He just released his latest solo album, Float, and is working on new LOX material and diversifying his hustle with a new juice bar in the Bronx. Styles stopped by Fuse HQ to chat about his new projects. Watch the video above and read highlights below.
On new album Float:
"The name of the album, Float, is a term I like to use a lot in my day-to-day life. I relate 'float' to feeling in a good spot, being in that 4/20-high times element. It’s my version of living life, when you’re in the studio you can’t think, 'My son’s teacher called, my homeboy irritated the crap out of me.' You gotta blank everything out and just get in the zone. That’s how I stay consistent."
On new music with The LOX:
"You'll probably hear a LOX song any day now. We just did some joints for [Funkmaster] Flex's mixtape. We’re working now, we’re sticking to the original LOX format. People are calling us with offers [to collaborate], but we're still in work mode."
On his Bronx juice bar, Juices for Life:
"Balance. That's what it's really about at the end of the day. Especially for our culture and our community, I’m working for anybody who's around our community that's not rich. There's a difference between Whole Foods and C-Town."