Styles P:
Respect Mine

In this XXLMAG.COM exclusive, the Ghost responds to J-Hood’s allegations about being trapped in his D-Block contract.

Despite being the only senior member of D-Block to actually speak with disgruntled artist J-Hood about his release from the Yonkers-based label, Styles P has been relatively quiet about the situation. After a Youtube video surfaced backing November that showed Hood dragging his D-Block medallion on the ground and appearing onstage with former D-Block nemesis 50 Cent, Sheek explained the situation on behalf of the crew: “Hood spoke to Styles and said he wanted to go his own way [and] we were like, “Okay, cool,” Sheek told XXLMag.com at the time. He went on to say that he would “gladly” release the young MC from his contract, but wondered why he would publicly disrespect his mentors prior to finalizing the split.

Then, on Tuesday (November 6), Hood released a statement in which he claimed that his former crew members were giving him the runaround and have refused to sign off on the paperwork that would secure his release. Taking exception to that statement, Styles P recently reached out to XXLMag.com to explain his side of the situation. “J-Hood’s a muthafuckin’ liar for one,” SP said. “Before he did all the Internet shit, he came to me—it was a week, maybe two weeks, prior [to the leak of the Youtube video], tops. And I said alright, you can get off, everything’s cool, and I wished him the best of luck.”

According to the Ghost, he then phoned KOCH Records general manager Alan Grunblatt and told him that he wanted to let Hood out of his contract with D-Block records. “I asked Alan if he wanted to let Hood go, let Hood off the label, he’s unhappy. Besides that, as CEO’s, we didn’t feel really comfortable with Hood, because he was hardheaded and really didn’t listen.” At that point, Hood’s release should’ve have been a done deal, but then the now infamous clip of him dragging his chain on the sidewalk and referring to Sheek as “Cheek Louch” surfaced.

“You’re not gonna disrespect something I built, and we built and took years to build and we try to help you out and we did a lot for you in your life,” Styles said of the video. “You ain’t like the way things [worked] out, but we did a lot for you and you wouldn’t even be known, point blank period, if it wasn’t for us.” Styles also disputes Hood’s claim that D-Block’s management stole money from him. “Hood’s talking about money? Hood got two upfront advances that he never had to give back. That we ain’t even try and recoup or nothing! So Hood’s a full-of-shit dude and he did something without honor.”

“The part that irritates me is that Hood is a filthy coward for the way he handled the situation,” he continued. “I called Alan up the same day! Now, what I’m saying is, why should I waste my time? Because he tried to get publicity for himself? Because you want to hop on the stage with 50? I don’t care, I hope you sign with him! I hope you sign with anybody who wants to sign you, I wish you the best.”

As far as SP is concerned, Hood will get his release from D-Block Records when he apologizes for his actions. “He should tell the truth, and be honest, and man up and apologize. Let him deal with Sheek and Kiss. I tried to get him off [the label]. He could’ve been off scott free, no problem. Now, deal with it like a business man, like a real man. As far as me, I’m falling back. I got better shit to do, Super Gangster, Extraordinary Gentleman in stores December 4.”

  • http://kellsfetish.com Lo-Doe

    Let the lil dude off and never even mention the his name in any raps. I like J-Hood but you never bite the hand that feed you. I’m not mad at the Lox but now it’s harder for him because people is looking at him as not being a thorough dude for the 50 event.

    • nappy_pappy

      wow i never looked at hood as thorough…in fact when he GOT signed i was like WTF? he is wack he never fit in with the lox his flows are garbage he might have one good line but the rest is him mumbling you could barely hear him on tracks…hahahha dude below me said, UPS is hiring BIEETTCCHH!!!

      • http://www.myspace.com/mavastrip Molay

        Hood is garbage! Styles is right if it wasn’t for the lox he wouldn’t even be known. when i first heard j hood i was like what the fuck is the lox thinking? there is a dude in Atlantic City, New Jersey named DULLAH 4 LIFE who would fit right in with the lox. don’t believe me! go to myspace.com/mavastrip and listen to Dullah on “WALK THAT WALK”. I AM NOT TRYING TO GET HIM SIGNED TO THE LOX, JUST SAYING HE IS WAY BETTER THAN J HOOD AND HE SPITS THAT FIRE!

  • J Hood Is Gay

    Fuck J Not-So-Hood, that faggot deserves to stay bound in that contract until he goes 6 feet. UPS is hiring you goofy lookin’ bum.

  • j

    make sure you go cop that Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman) December 4th!

  • moresickaMC

    the hardest out..pause (no homo) J-hood need to apologize or get stomped

    d-blocked up

  • http://xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    damn hood, you fucked up big-time

  • Sol

    Man if they don’t let this nigga off that bullshit ass label!!! The Lox aint shit no more. There aint nobody in that group thats relevant and they aint makin no real money. I don’t blame Hood for leaving. I woulda left if they kept me on the shelf for as long as they did too. They coulda let him drop at least one single and see what kinda response he got. These niggaz think they this nigga daddy or something. If I was Hood, I would not only NOT apologize, I would make a diss record to all them niggaz…but then again, unless I was signing to somebody who could just buy me outta my contract(G-Unit, Rocafella, etc.), I would be very careful. But as far as apologizing, I wouldn’t do it. That makes you look like a bitch.

    • POSTER CHILD FOR FLYNESS

      LETS BE REAL (OH U MADE LAUGH ABOUT HOOD ALMOST TO DA ROC, I THINK THEY GOT KISS FOR A REASON) U GOTTA RESPECT DA GAME, EVERY GREAT ARTIST HAD A MENTOR AT ONE POINT IN THEIR CAREER SOMEWHERE, I WAS LOOKIN AT THAT MIMS DIS VIDEO, I CAN TELL DAT NIGGA DONT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT SHIT, HE GONE BE LIKE DMX OF NOW WHEN ITS ALL SAID AND DONE WITH, REALLY HE NOT GONE GET THAT FAR CUZ DAT NIGGA STILL GOT PAPER…REALLY IM JUST TALKIN SHIT, IF U GOT THE AMG ALBUM, U KNOW UR FAVORITE RAPPER NEED TO STEP THEY GAME UP

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  • DADE COUNTY 305

    THESE THE SAME LIL NIGGAZ THAT WAS CRYIN ABOUT PUFF NOT LETTIN THEM OUTTA THEIR CONTRACT. LET THE LIL NIGGA HOOD OUT THAT BULLSHIT CONTRACT. I GUESS U NIGGAZ KNOW THAT HOOD GONNA SIGN WITH THE UNIT OR WHOEVA.

  • 100Large

    If i was Styles, Jada or Sheek , i wouldn’t let that lil nigga off, i’d keep him on the shelf to rot away. How the fuck is he gonna dis-respect us , we made him.

    • Triple_X

      How do you mean made him? They didn’t do shit for him (not that he’s going to do better off the label, cause dude just isn’t marketable). But L.O.X. were in the B.I.G. camp, and these dudes still didn’t deliver, yet! How can a rapper that can’t even promote himself, promote another rapper properly?

  • P

    ….Thats some pussy ass shit, let him go, J-Hood aint gonna do numbers anyway, Stylez still sound like he bitter from tha Bad Boy days, and this aint grade 2 bitches…appologizing is for tha scuffle on the playground , not tha rap game, this doesnt even deserve coverage….

    Half ass rappers

  • Worley

    This is funny as hell. Dudes always talking about family but we see what happens when things turn sour: ain’t no more family if they ever were family in the first place. All these cats are lame. Get that new Kiss album out and cut the BS.

  • claudia

    sol, you should die today. you are better of listening to soulja boy or something. better yet that homo lil wizzy. you know nothing about a real emcee nor real street niccas.

    they should let hood go. hood was expected to bet the next great young lyricist and he let all theses dudes zooom past him including fab, cassidy, and lil wizzy.

    • Sol

      I should die? Girl shut up. Idk bout real emcees or real niggaz? I aint even gonna respond to that. I aint internet thuggin like you trynna do…I was just making a TRUE ASS STATEMENT. But whatevers watever. A bitch is entitled to her opinion, even if the bitch don’t know what she talking about.

  • Trickdd

    WHAT IT SOUND LIKE TO ME NONE OF THEM NIGGAS MAKEING MONEY. I CAN GIVE A FUCK WHO THEY ARE D-BLOCK NIGGAS ALL LOOKIN AND TALKIN LIKE BITCHES O HE NEED TO COME SAY SORRY B4 I LET HIM OFF THE LABEL WTF IS THAT SOME BITCH SHIT YOU NO WHAT I SAY FUCK ALL THEM NIGGAS THEY SELLN CD TIMES IS OVER WITH. LOL YEA SOULJA BOY DID SELL MORE ALBUMS THEN D-BLOCK YOU NO WHY COUSE DOWN SOUTH WE ABOUT THAT MONEY WE NO HOW TO DO BUISNES MAN

  • truth.com

    I have a problem when these same niggas Jada, and SP was on the radio crying about Diddy not letting them out of their contract. Unlike Puffy who spent millions on them niggas how much you do think they spent on J-hood? J-hood was signed for over 6 years and never dropped and album WTF even that nigga Dr.Dre would drop a nigga after 4 years without an album release. Most record labels may invest millions into an artist before they get dropped this nigga J-hood is still broke living at home with his mother.

  • Bobo

    They’ll let him off… anyway J-hood was the one with no skill so at least no more of his lame raps

  • http://www.xxlmag.com noid

    the more and more time goes on,the more respect i lose for the lox.its a damn shame.complaining and bitching about the puffy thing,and now doing the same to their little man.what the fuck?

    oh and jada signing with def jam,leaving the other 2 members on bum-ass koch.what ever happend to all for one and one for all?

    what part of the game is that?family my ass!!!

  • heAd-honcho0

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    Extraordinary Gentleman in stores December 4

  • sezo

    apologize??..yall should apologize to hood for neva puttin that niggas album out..remember when yall was cryin like bitches to get off bad boy..fuck yall got a label for if yall aint puttin ur artists out..now yall wanna hold that nigga back..puff shoulda done yall the same way.

  • Rodjilius

    heh well he shouldnt have did dat youtube video now hes gotta face it

  • jonathan

    what the fuck ever! you niggas is a fucking joke!! for real for real!! you selling human beings now!! im a fucking slave!! i wish i would see a fucking rap nigga right now cause i would slap a rap nigga right now!! especially you talking bout all that africa black man positive shit!! you dummies did more in the last year for the NWO and illuminatti than they done did in 300 years!! for some petty 360 billion that aint no money B!! porch monkeys and you dont even know it!! your a joke!! for real for real!! use your brain and just understand what you did! when normal regular kids in the hood next year cant buy milk for 7 dollars a gallon!! remember these days!! your stupid!! mark my words!! gas is at 5 dollars a gallon!! goodluck!!

  • mister p

    wahtc this be or ya take bout j hood

    http://videos.onsmash.com/v/gh2ghAAKz2QWi6B3

  • truth 101

    are you serious . j-hood has to say sorry. Damn. when the lox was rocking i Hate Bad Boy tee shirts on stage or was at summer jam free the loxs it was ok. how the fuck are you at a labels for 6 years and never come out .jimmy lovine kicked out 3million for the lox to be on ruff ryders. I dont care what you did. trust . J-hood repped the lox strong for yyyyyeeeeaaaaarrrrssssss. yall are fucked up. i mean yall been through three deals. get yall money with hov and stop hating . you will never get no where in life acting like that

  • S Sizzle

    two wrongs neva make a right! If J-Hood wanted to make videos and such, he should of waited to ni66as signed off on that release. It didnot help his cause to show up on stage with G-unit either. I think the Lox’s situation with diddy was different,they released one album and he wanted their publishing for life. At the end of the day, everyone should be allowed to eat…..Let da lil ni66a go!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • k.mu$e

    I just asking why is all these so called true down ass so real keep it 1000 all the time gangsters all doing the samething when it gets hot in the street….. RUNNING TO 50…. First I dont’ have many problem with 50 just the musiv to be exact( he got rich and stop trying)Anyways.. He must be laughing all the way to the bank on you stupid wanna b’s.. Can’t J- hood see that he looks even weaker now that he is standing next to the guy that his whole crew as well as himself CLAIMED to have BEEF WITH COME ON HOOD>>>YOU >>>YOU…..TRIPPING sounds like another FAKES AS rapper story going wrong….You KNOW WHAT I FEEL 50 KEEP EXposings these LAMES…. PULL THEY SKIRTS UP… HOOD YO SLIP IS SHOWING…..

  • Norman Reid

    Fuck Hood D-block made him and they should break him. ungratefull mother fucka. D-block for life. Get at me hood. I will eat ur food. Rapping is a hobby, We in the streets full time. What!!!
    Galisss3321@hotmail.com Get P’s new album Dec 4. Hood u better buy that album and take notes. G-unit don’t even fit ur style. Are u going to be singing nursery rhymes with 5.0
    maybe u get shot 9 times tooo

    get at me

  • P

    BOGISH

  • DOSE PACINOq

    Even though i ride with LOX throughout. P did sound like a 12 year old who gonna take his ball and go home. DAmn homie, just release his littke ass. Hood aint worth a damn, and hes broke. I think i saw hood in a wall mart.

  • lidude

    Here’s the thing… Puffy jerked the LOX on some slave shyt so they Spoke up on it like Gangster/Gentlemen should. JaeHood had his pass. D-Block knew that they didn’t have the paper to make him the artist he should be so they was lettin him go. He fukked that up so he gotta deal with it. If my lil brotha was hangin wit some ni99a I ain’t like, disrespectin me– fukk the apology I’d bust his ass.

  • P

    walmart? i thought it was the .99 cent store, guess he heard they’d sign him…who knows

  • Norman Reid

    D-block —We run new York
    I cant figure that cloun out, where is he from. Jamaica, queens LA or down south. So watch where u hang out, You know I straight bang out. And I wont grase your mouth I put two to the chest. 21 questions now u know who is di best. I wouldn’t even try to put it to the test I put u in a permanent rest. So go get ur rip sigh tatted on ur chest. If you want the war you know I’m bringing it. And I’m only winging it. My shit is too legit to quit fuck the bullshit I start it and I’ll damn sure finish it. Big up D-block

  • renzoooo

    Styles P Super Gangster Extraordinary Gentlemen Drops december 4th go get ittt and tell a freidn 2 do the samee

  • comptons own

    HOOD I DONT KNOW IF YOU READIN THIZ BUT GO AT THEZE NIGGAZ MAN…THEY TRYING TO PLAY YOU TALKING ABOUT “APOLOGIZE”. ITZ DISRESPECTFUL FOR THEM TO EVEN SUGGEST SOME SH*T LIKE THAT. I KNOW MOST OF THEZE DUDEZ GON JUMP ON THE LOX TIP BUT I SEE THRU ALL THA BULLSH*T. THEZE IZ THE SAME N*GGAZ THAT WAZ CRYING TO PUFF LIKE “PLEAZE GIVE UZ SOME PUBLISHING” AND THEY WAZ BEING DISRESPECTFUL TOO SAYING THEY GON DROP A REFRIGERATOR ON THA N*GGA PUFF’Z HEAD AN SH*T. NOW THEY MAD AT HOOD BECAUZ HE’Z THAT SAME HUNGRY DUDE THEY WAZ WHEN THEY THOUGHT THEY WAZ BEING TREATED UNFAIR. root for the underdog

  • P

    Comptons Own…Co-sign

    Norman reid…is that tha best d-block verse you could find? thats the reason i dont listen to em.

    • Norman Reid

      This aint the best d-block verse I could find. I just picked anyone because everything they spit is fire. So if u cant stand the heat. Put the baking soda down and get the fuck out the kitchen. Let the real g’s cook it and flip it!!!!!!!!!

  • Norman Reid

    Come on, Yall know that no body can creatively mix the street shit with poetry and creativity. As for the Puffy Shit that is different from this situation. D-block put hood on the map. Layalty is critical in the bus. A contract is a contract.

  • chris

    yo styles p i think you shouldn’t stress that shit because you are one of the best rappers in the game and D Block is the best group without J Hood and just because hood is gone doesn’t mean ya’ll ain’t going to sell because D Block will always sell if is Jadkiss,Styles P, and Sheek Louch.

  • http://www.yahoo.com S.K.

    You cats aint gettin it yall comin to hard because i was like fuck J Hood too when I heard he was off D-Block but you hear his side of the story you can tell it aint no bad blood cuz what my niggas Styles Kiss and Louch goin off is da internet shit everytime dey comment on Hood dey say “internet shit” but the internet shit is youtube trouble makers makin more dan what it really is because for each vid Hood got a good reason like for the 50 stage thing Hood was hangin in da Bronx where 50 was doin a show yayo heard Hood was around called him and asked him to swing by so he did and dey was already talkin biz because dat G-Unit D-Block shit won’t beef it was industry shit ta get yall kids hype cuz the LOX said dey was just gon keep it in da verses so dat was just workin out ya dis game and on the other vid with Hood draggin the D block chain there was a rumor floatin around dat Sheek louch slapped Hood and took his chain so all Hood was doin there was shuttin down the rumor and when he said “Cheek louch” dats like da same as sayin “Sheek did what?” plus Hood said he probably took it to far wit draggin the chain shit but what it come down to is my niggas over at D-Block lookin at all dis “internet shit” and dey just see what Hood doin on youtube and dont hear the truth they taken it as disrespect which it is a little bit but its a stressful situation but dey lettin da media fabricate da truth

  • http://www.yahoo.com S.K.

    And the LOX not doin Hood how they got did by Puff because Puff was jerkin the LOX and he wasn’t tryin to let the LOX go becuase they were makin him side money cuz even though he put alot of money into them they develivered because i ain’t sure about the fig but he was getting almost half of their publishing on whatever they made even when they left Bad Boys so that was easy money. But Styles told Hood it was cool and went and talked to the headman dat same day but now the LOX feel disrespected by Hood over what da media is feedin them which aint the truth but Styles think Hood doin him dirty after he came to his face and they talked like men a left it as family but dat “internet shit” popped up so Styles is like what da fuck goin on we already talked why you doin that shit and Styles is still keepin it family becuase he want Hood to apologize because it shouldn’t go no further than that no kiss and make up shit but let by gones be by gones and I admit my nigga Styles shouldn’t say he ain’t gon release Hood if he dont apologize cuz dat aint really his style but what my niggas should do is call up Hood get a meeting goin on and give the truth for everything and both sides should apologize for lettin Youtube and the media blow shit up into niggas that onced called each other “fam” almost turnin enemies

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  • jada

    the lox are good rappers but they have no business savvy

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  • Norman Reid

    New York, big up all my Queens niggas. I be down in March. Big up ma Kingston J.A niggas and ma T.O., Ottawa niggas. Get that money!!!!!!!

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