A hybrid of Sheek's ham-fisted thug bluntness and Jadakiss's sophisticated savagery, Styles P is the de facto leader of the LOX and has blazed dozens of quotable verses in the last few years. The hardcore street-hop onslaught continues on The Ghost Sessions, third in a series of mixtapes meant to keep his name out there while the LOX negotiate their next major label situation. (Rumours of their signing to Def Jam have yet to be confirmed.)
Featuring production by M.O.P. monster Fizzy Womack, Large Professor, fresh newcomer Street Radio and others, Styles murkies virtually every verse with a calculated coldness, and balances typical thug-life aggressive expressions with genuine hard-knock-life insight.