On this day, Dec. 18, in hip-hop history...

2013: With each individual member solidifying their place in the rap game with successful solo careers, The Lox reunited to drop The Trinity, their first release as a unit in more than 13 years, on Dec. 18, 2013.

Since landing on the scene more than 20 years ago, The Lox have been one of the most respected rap groups around. Considered one of only a few groups to have three of its members drop solo albums that have debuted in the top 10 on Billboard’s album chart, the Money, Power & Respect trio have managed to garner even more recognition with their solo endeavors. After years of proceeding on their dolo missions and killing a bunch of guest appearances, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P reconnected as a collective for their four-track EP, The Trinity.

Ending the group’s extended hiatus, The Trinity served as an appetizer for diehard fans hungry for more of the gritty street tales and witty punchlines, that the legendary group has become synonymous with. The surprise release was also the start of the former Bad Boys delivering new music as a complete group regularly again. It’s sequel, The Trinity 2nd Sermon… hit the streets the following year. And although it wouldn’t be for another two years, the group’s first official full-length studio album in over 15 years — Filthy America... It's Beautiful… —finally saw the light of day.


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