Yonkers, NY native Sean D. Jacobs, better known as Sheek Louch, has been a significant presence in the rap game for decades. Sheek started rhyming at a young age under the influence of friend Jadakiss, and along with Styles P, the three went on to form The LOX.
After being 'discovered' by the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, the trio went on to sign with Sean Comb's Bad Boy Records where they released their 1998 platinum record, 'Money, Power, & Respect', (#3 Billboard 200). After contributing to hits like "It's All About The Benjamins", the group later parted ways with Bad Boy & went on to release 2000's 'We Are The Streets' (#2 Rap/#5 Billboard 200) through DMX's Ruff Ryders Records.
The trio also appeared on numerous hits including Mase's "24 Hrs. To Live" & Mariah Carey's "Honey". With his LOX partners, Sheek eventually began working on D-Block Records – a label founded by the three rappers with its own studio & its own agenda.
Not one to ever stop touring or recording, Sheek Louch has five solo albums under his belt including 2008's critically acclaimed 'Silverback Gorilla' (#5 Rap) (Koch) & 2010's 'Donnie G: Don Gorilla' (Def Jam) (#2 Rap).
'Silverback Gorilla 2' will be Sheek's first album via Tommy Boy Entertainment (Ghostface Killah, Method Man) in stores worldwide on 12.4.2015!!! The album features the grit & grime that Sheek & LOX fans know & love and features verses from friends & touring cohorts Jadakiss, Styles P, Ghostface Killah, Fabolous, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, A$AP Ferg, & Raheem DeVaughn among others.
In addition to recent performances at the 2015 BET Awards in honor of Bad Boy's 20th Anniversary, Radio City Music Hall with The LOX, Hot 97 Summer Jam, Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah will be on tour throughout the winter and Sheek will be touring Europe with The LOX in December.
With two already well-received tracks from the project, including "Bang Bang" featuring Pusha T & "Hood Nigga" featuring Billy Danze, Joell Ortiz, & Trae Tha Truth, "What's On Your Mind" which features his LOX brethren Jadakiss & A$AP Ferg, and "I Luv It" featuring Ghostface Killah. Today, Sheek Louch returns with his new single "What You Want The Money For", featuring Swizz Beatz, which you can give a listen below…
'Silverback Gorilla 2' Tracklisting:
- Bunndy (produced by Pav Bundy)
- Hood Nigga featuring Billy Danze, Joell Ortiz, & Trae Tha Truth (produced by Infamous DJ Haze)
- What You Want The Money For featuring Swizz Beatz (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley's People)
- I'm Working featuring Raheem DeVaughn (produced by Dayzel The Machine)
- Bang Bang featuring Pusha T (produced by Shroom)
- Hold It Straight (produced by Termanology, Shoryfyuz, & Sir Bob Nash)
- Obamacare featuring Dyce Payne (produced by Termanology & L5)
- Trap Stories (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley's People)
- What's On Your Mind featuring Jadakiss & A$AP Ferg (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley's People)
- What It Is featuring Styles P (produced by Tone Mason & C-Sharp)
- I Luv It featuring Ghostface Killah (produced by Shroom)
- No Losses featuring Fabolous (produced by Jimmy Dukes & Smiley's People)
- Clap featuring Dyce Payne (produced by Dayzel The Machine)
- Legends (produced by Supastylez)
- You And Me (produced by Black Saun)
- Hood In You (produced by Joe Milly)
You can now pre-order Sheek Louch's 'Silverback Gorilla 2' album via iTunes!!!