Yonkers, NY native Sean D. Jacobs, better known as Sheek Louch, has been a significant presence in the rap game for decades. Sheek started rhyming at a young age under the influence of friend Jadakiss, and along with Styles P, the three went on to form The LOX. After being ‘discovered’ by the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, the trio went on to sign with Sean Comb’s Bad Boy Records where they released their 1998 platinum record, Money, Power, & Respect, (#3 Billboard 200). After contributing to hits like “It’s All About The Benjamins”, the group later parted ways with Bad Boy and went on to release 2000’s We Are The Streets (#2 Rap/#5 Billboard 200) through DMX’s Ruff Ryders Records. The trio also appeared on numerous hits including Mase’s “24 Hrs. to Live”, and Mariah Carey’s “Honey”. With his Lox Partners, Sheek eventually began working on D-Block records – a label founded by three rappers with its own studio and its own agenda.
Not one to ever stop touring or recording, Sheek Louch has five solo albums under his belt including 2008’s critically acclaimed Silverback Gorilla (#5 Rap) (Koch) and 2010’s Donnie G: Don Gorilla (Def Jam) (#2 Rap).
Silverback Gorilla 2 will be Sheek’s first album via Tommy Boy Entertainment (Ghostface Killah, Method Man) in stores worldwide on 04-12-2015. The album features the grit and grime that Sheek and Lox fans know and love and features verses from friends and touring cohorts Jadakiss, Styles P, Ghostface Killah, Fabolous, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, A$AP Ferg and Raheem DeVaughn among others. In addition to recent performances at the 2015 BET Awards in honor of Bad Boy’s 20th Anniversary, Radio City Music Hall with The LOX, Hot 97 Summer Jams, Sheek Louch and Ghostface Killah will be on tour throughout the winter and Sheek will be touring Europe with The LOX in December http://www.songkick.com/artists/117895-lox/calendar.
With three already well-received tracks from the project, including “Bang Bang” f/ Pusha T which was premiered by The Fader, “Hood Nigga” f/ Billy Danze, Joell Ortiz & Trae Tha Truth and “What’s On Your Mind” which features his LOX brethren Jadakiss and A$AP Ferg which was exclusively premiered by Complex, Sheek returns today with “I Luv It” featuring Ghostface Killah and exclusively premiered by XXL.
Tracklist & Credits for Sheek Louch’s Silverback Gorilla 2:
1.) “Bunndy” (produced by Pav Bundy)
2.) “Hood Nigga” f/ Billy Danze, Joell Ortiz & Trae Tha Truth (produced by Infamous DJ Haze)
3.) “What You Want The Money For” f/ Swizz Beatz (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley’s People)
4.) “I’m Working” f/ Raheem DeVaughn (produced by Dayzel The Machine)
5.) “Bang Bang” f/ Pusha T (produced by Shroom)
7.) “Hold It Straight” (produced by Termanology, Shoryfyuz & Sir Bob Nash)
8.) “Obamacare” f/ Dyce Payne (produced by Termanology & L5)
9.) “Trap Stories” (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley’s People)
10.) “What’s On Your Mind” f/ Jadakiss & A$AP Ferg (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley’s People)
11.) “What It Is” f/ Styles P (produced by Tone Mason & C-Sharp)
12.) “I Luv It” f/ Ghostface Killah (produced by Shroom)
13.) “No Losses” f/ Fabolous (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley’s People)
14.) “Clap” f/ Dyce Payne (produced by Dayzel The Machine)
15.) “Legends” (produced by Supastylez)
16.) “You And Me”(produced by Black Saun)
17.) “Hood In You” (produced by Joe Milly)
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