The LOX are paying respect to the old school on their latest release, “Terminator LOX.” The trio kicks new flows on the track sampling “Terminator X to the Edge of Panic,” Public Enemy’s 1988 ode to their DJ.
Clad in a Georgetown Hoyas basketball jersey, Jadakiss grabs the lyrical baton from Sheek and goes to work. He litters his bars with advice about the inner workings of street life and the proper codes of conduct to follow to avoid violent confrontations. “Hate’s expected, we already seen love,” the raspy one laments while voicing his pride in his crew‘s ability to stay loyal and weather the storm for nearly three decades in the rap game.
Reporting live from the vocal booth, Styles P picks up where his cohorts left off with another barrage of grisly couplets. Threatening bullet wounds and knife scars amid nods to his prowess as a wordsmith, The Ghost’s verse brings things to a culmination, as the three spitters are let off the leash on this bruising offering.
Although no group albums have released since 2020’s Living Off XPerience (featuring DMX, Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher, and more), The LOX chemistry is strong on “Terminator LOX.” As a nod to founding Public Enemy DJ Terminator X, the song is a remake of P.E.’s “Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic” from their acclaimed 1988 It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. Nearly 35 years after the original, The Warlox show why they are fierce competitors who fight in the name of Hip-Hop.