XXcLusive: Sheek Louch Speaks on Def Jam Deal

The D in D-Block might just stand for Def Jam. Sheek Louch announced on his twitter account yesterday (May 10) that he is joining his fellow Lox partner-in-rhyme Jadakiss on the storied label and XXLMag.com caught up with the Yonkers rapper to get all the details.

Sheek says he’s been signed to the label since last Friday. Although known for his independent grind with E1 Music (formerly Koch Records), the rap vet said he opted for a major this time around because he felt his music deserved stronger promotion.

“I got some real good music coming out,” he revealed. “I needed that right machine behind it to get that record past the level that it stops, to push it further. And I was shopping it to a lot of the majors…but my man L and Butch, Czar, Mike Caruso and Lenny S…they brought me up in there to Def Jam. And Chris Hicks and L.A. [Reid] they seen the vision. And it’s on.”

Louch said he hopes to put the as-yet-untitled LP—his fourth official studio effort— out by the September, but the upcoming Lox album takes precedence. “I wanna come back to school but if The Lox is coming before that, so be it.

As far as what label the NY trio will end up, Sheek says it’s still up in the air. “It’s between a couple spots that’s actually throwing real nice numbers and ideas at us,” he shared. “I know everybody’s been hearing about that project but it’s for real, for real…we’re meeting with [Diddy] on Wednesday.”

Sheek says in the meantime expect to hear new music from him in the coming weeks. —Jesse Gissen

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    Remember when dudes were talking about how SP & Kiss should kick Sheek out of the group and just be a duo?

    Since then, Louch has seriously stepped his game up. “After Taxes” was strong!

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  • SansBeach

    2 out of 3 members of the LOX are on Def Jam I would bet a lot of money that the next group album comes out on Def Jam. Thats probably one of the reason they signed Sheek. L.A. probably figures it would be easier to get the LOX album that way. I mean thats what all the majors want anyway.

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  • Worley

    ‘we’re meeting with [Diddy] on Wednesday’

    Good luck with that.

  • latino heat

    cosign Pierzy.

    everybody says Sheek is the wackest in the group but if you compare the 3 solo albums by all the members of the LOX, Sheek’s albums are way better then Jada’s or Styles. he might not spit as hard but when it comes to actual quality albums Sheek wins.

  • http://www.bboycult.coom $yk

    Sheek murdered ‘F*ck U’ & ‘Tommy’s Theme’.

    c/s ‘After Taxes’

  • megulito

    so does this mean they all on the roc now cuz kiss is on the rock right?

  • Big felon

    that was a g move by l.a. right there he only signed this nugga so he can get the l.o.x album he jus tryin 2 befriend a nugga into inkin the next album wit def jam cuz sheek is the weakest in the camp but he still go hard, good luk wit it cuz they slept on meth n red n they real mc’s!

    • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

      They slept hard on Mef & Red but they sleeping harder on that “Reggie” cd. Fuckin’ Def Jam lost their soul years ago….good luck with that Lox shit cuz we need it. They would crush Young Money’s shit….

  • 11KAP

    goodlooks. don’t sleep on sheek, my niggas. son have me roflls with every lyric. lols. shit murder tho. stay up, bruh!

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