In the wake of strained race relations and fatal police-related shootings around the country, The LOX are back with a question: “What Happens?”
The New York trio teams up with J-Doe on their powerful new song, which premiered via TIDAL.
“What happens when we had enough?” J-Doe asks on the hook. “What happens when we do to them what they do to us? What happens when we say fuck that shit? What happens when we see police cars and we rush that shit?”
Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P also opened up about the song in a behind-the-scenes video.
“It’s almost 2017 and we’re still talking about black and white,” Styles says in the clip. “There’s a black president, but we’re scared to go outside. I’m fuckin’ scared of cops. I’m scared of black cops, white cops.”
To go along with the song and BTS clip, The LOX issued a statement. “We want peace,” said the group. “We do not hate police nor do we want police to hate us, but there is a divide in communities across this country. We feel like we (minorities) are a perceived enemy. We salute and acknowledge the good officers of the community around America but recognition of good does not prevent us from addressing what is taking place across the nation.”
The statement also addresses those who may perceive the song as an attack on law enforcement officials.
“Some may interpret this song as a threat,” it reads. “It is not. We are asking a question. ‘What happens when we can’t take any more? What happens when we do to you what you have done to us?’ As artists and businessmen, we know good officers….But we cannot ignore recent horrifying incidents.”
Listen to “What Happens?” below.