By: Rico Panacea (@RicoPanacea)
(AllHipHop Rumors) J Hood recently spoke out about his affiliation with The Lox and D-Block. The rapper hasn't made waves in the Hip-Hop world in awhile after seeing sparks of success in the early 2000s.
The interview footage circulating is courtesy of Team CEO as they posted it to their YouTube channel. Audio can be heard as Hood speaks over the phone about the situation and his business dealings.
"I wasn't just an artist on D-Block. I actually helped start this brand. I was a co-founder of this company.," said J-Hood. He continued, "Lox is a 3-man group. You didn't hear of D-Block until I stepped on the scene."
J Hood would then continue to elaborate further on the situation as the interview continued. He further explained his involvement and contract dealings with The Lox.
"We sat down collectively and came up with the idea to start a movement and the plan was to have me at the head of the movement. I was going to be the first artist then we came up with the name.," says J Hood.
He continued, "At the time they didn't want to let me out my contract. So I felt like if y'all not doing what y'all supposed to be doing as far as holding up your obligations or whatever the case be just let me do what I do. Because I had other people that were interested in me at the time. So I felt like you guys are just trying to hold me until no one is interested no more. That obviously made me upset. Because now you're taking money out my pockets that I could be using to feed my family."
The Lox and J Hood had a very public beef in the late 2000s with both parties going back and forth. J Hood would later publicly apologize for the beef and Jadakiss would offer more of an explanation years later.Unable to render the YouTube Url: https://www.youtube.com/embed/1PKiVZX0Zt4
Mar 9, 2018
Minus the D-Block chain dragging on the floor, I always sided with J-Hood in this. Think about it, how long was he supposed to stay loyal? There comes a time in live where if things arent working out you gotta pick up and leave even if it means you gotta break up with family. What has D-Block done for any of their artists? Think about the roster other than the Lox... You have J-hood, Bully & straw (team arli$$ together) bucky... They made noise in early 2000 but what has the Lox done to get them out?
Mar 9, 2018
I agree, they should have let Hood eat elsewhere. Keep in mind, they were fighting for their publishing from Puff, the same time they were pushing the D-block movement. If there business wasn't right, it's safe to say they really wasn't in a position to put anyone else on. It took them over a decade to put out there 3rd joint. One of my favorite groups, but there business is bad
Mar 9, 2018
The Lox played J-Hood the same way Puff played the Lox. On the Lox 2nd album jadakiss said “I’m gonna rape your publishing. I’m gonna rape your marketing. I’m gonna rape the budget… I’m gonna rape everything! It was funny at the time but its F'up they really did him like that when he was loyal for so many years. Lyrically J-Hood was the best out of D-block in my opinion. J-Hood get mad props from me.
Mar 12, 2018
Some artists can't be great record label CEO's. i dont see why they just dont have someone run it for them?