Sheek Louch, member of the Hip Hop trio The Lox, reveals they were ready to jump into the East vs West beef and had diss songs aimed at Tupac.
“We was brand new. We was just getting there. Like we was hot in the streets as these guys and all over these Clue mixtapes,” Sheek Louch tells DJ Vlad during the 5 minute clip.
It was 1996 and The Lox had signed with Bad Boy Records, three hungry rappers from Yonkers look to prove themselves. Already making a name for themselves on the mixtape scene and appearing on DJ Clue’s 1996 Show Me The Money mixtape. But, now with their new home and ready for the “big leagues”, The Lox was ready to rep their label.
“We wanted to get into some of those battles and the beefs,” Sheek explains. “We wrote lyrics for them and all that.” According to Biggie and Puffy, they quickly out a stop to those plans.
“We thought that’s what you do where we from, but it was bigger than that,” Said Sheek. And indeed it was. Hit ‘Em Up had dropped and for Tupac is was personal.
At the end The Lox never had an issue with Tupac. “We was trying to say, you got some new young bulls on the label over here that we just getting into the game,” Sheek recalls. “Pac was great at what he did. Unless Kiss and them can tell me different, I don’t remember ever meeting Pac.”