In a recent interview clip posted on The Art of Dialogue, Styles P, the Yonkers rapper, discussed Suge Knight’s efforts to sign The LOX and DMX to Death Row Records back in the 1990s. He began the conversation by describing how The LOX got signed to Bad Boy Records.
According to Styles P, it was their sister, Mary J. Blige, who played their music on the tour bus while on tour. Puff Daddy, who was also on the bus, heard the music and was immediately impressed. He reached out to Ruff Ryders, who was managing The LOX at the time, and after hearing them rhyme, signed them to Bad Boy Records.
Styles P then revealed that Suge Knight had tried to sign The LOX before they joined Bad Boy, but it did not make sense for them at the time. He also recounted a time when Knight was interested in signing DMX to Death Row.
Styles P said that he was pretty sure that Suge Knight had wanted to sign DMX, who was a free agent at the time, before he signed with Def Jam. According to Styles P, everyone in the music industry wanted to sign DMX at the time, and it was not surprising that Knight was interested as well.
Overall, Styles P’s interview clip sheds light on Suge Knight’s attempts to sign some of the biggest names in hip-hop during the 1990s. His insights provide a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the music industry during that era.