IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JANUARY 13, 1998 THE LOX RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM MONEY, POWER, & RESPECT!!

Money, Power & Respect

Money, Power & Respect is the debut album by hip hop group The Lox. It was released on January 13, 1998, through Bad Boy Records and featured production from The HitmenDame Grease and Swizz Beatz. The album found huge success, peaking at number three on the US Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and spawned two charting singles, “Money, Power & Respect” and “If You Think I’m Jiggy“. In 2008, the title track was ranked number 53 on Vh1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

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Money, Power & Respect

Studio album by The Lox

Released January 13, 1998

Recorded 1997

GenreHip hop

Length 67:21

Label

chronology

Producer Sean Combs (Executive), The Lox, The HitmenDame GreaseSwizz BeatzRichard Frierson, P.K., Jay Garfield, Rob Carter The Lox 

Money, Power & Respect
(1998)We Are the Streets
(2000)Singles from Money, Power & Respect

  1. If You Think I’m Jiggy
    Released: January 6, 1998
  2.  Money, Power & Respect
    Released: March 17, 1998

Professional ratings

Review scores Source Rating

Track listing

AllMusic[1]

Entertainment Weekly A-

 RapReviews.com (7/10)

Credits adapted from the album’s liner notes.

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

1.”Yonkers Tale” (Intro) 

1:45

2.”Livin’ the Life”

3:36

3.”If You Think I’m Jiggy

Dame Grease4:40

4.”The Interview, Pt. 1″ (Interlude) 

  • Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie
  • The Lox
  • Richard “Younglord” Frierson (co.)

0:39

5.”Money, Power & Respect” (featuring DMX and Lil’ Kim)

4:35

6.”Get This $” (featuring Puff Daddy)

  • Sean “Puffy” Combs
  • Jeffery “J-Dub” Walker

3:58

7.”Let’s Start Rap Over” (featuring Carl Thomas)

  • Jacobs
  • Phillips
  • Styles
  • Blackman
  • Jeffery Walker
  • E. Gaynor
  • K. Spalding
  • Michael Claxton
  • Dame Grease
  • Jeffery “J-Dub” Walker (co.)

4:28

8.”Mad Rapper” (Interlude) 

  • Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie
  • The Lox
  • Richard “Younglord” Frierson (co.)

1:15

9.”I Wanna Thank You” (featuring Kelly Price)

  • Jacobs
  • Phillips
  • Styles
  • Nashiem Myrick
  • Jimmy Radcliffe
  • B.J. Scott

Nashiem Myrick4:02

10.”Goin’ Be Some Shit” (Sheek Louch solo)

  • Jacobs
  • Myrick
  • Carlos Broady
  • MC Lyte
  • Emcee Dee
  • Nashiem Myrick
  • Carlos “Six July” Broady

4:20

11.”The Heist, Pt. 1″

  • Jacobs
  • Phillips
  • Styles
  • Combs
  • Rob Carter
  • Sean “Puffy” Combs
  • Rob “Arsee” Carter

2:51

12.”Not to Be Fucked With” (Styles P solo)

  • Styles
  • Blackman
  • Dame Grase
  • Sean “Puffy” Combs

4:23

13.”The Set-Up” (Interlude) 

  • Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie
  • The Lox
  • Richard “Younglord” Frierson (co.)

0:48

14.”Bitches from Eastwick”

4:13

15.”Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” (featuring Puff Daddy)

  • Sean “Puffy” Combs
  • Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie
  • Stevie J (co.)

3:38

16.”All for the Love” (Jadakiss solo)

Swizz Beatz3:33

17.”So Right” (featuring Kelly Price)

  • Sean “Puffy” Combs
  • Ron “Amen-Ra” Lawrence

3:30

18.”The Snitch” (Interlude) 

  • Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie
  • The Lox
  • Richard “Younglord” Frierson (co.)

1:31

19.”Everybody Wanna Rat”

  • Jacobs
  • Phillips
  • Styles
  • Anthony Fields
  • Blackman
  • Pent P.K.
  • Dame Grease (co.)

4:17

20.”The Interview, Pt. 2″ (Interlude) 

  • Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie
  • The Lox
  • Richard “Younglord” Frierson (co.)

0:14

21.”We’ll Always Love Big Poppa”

  • Jacobs
  • Phillips
  • Styles
  • Blackman

Dame Grease 5:00

 • (co.) Co-producer

Sample credits

  • “If You Think I’m Jiggy” contains samples from “A Real Mutha for Ya”, “Nothing Left to be Desired” by Johnny “Guitar” Watson, and interpolates “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” by Rod Stewart.
  • “Money, Power & Respect” contains a sample from “New Beginning” by Dexter Wansel
  • “Get This $” contains samples from “It’s Your Thing” by Lou Donaldson, “The What” by The Notorious B.I.G., and “It’s Your Thing” by The Isley Brothers.
  • “Let’s Start Rap Over” contains a sample from “Let’s Start Love Over” by Miles Jaye. Written by Michael Claxton
  • “I Wanna Thank You” contains samples from “Yesterday Princess” by Stanley Clarke, “Heavenly Father” by Fu-Schnickens, and “I Want to Thank You” by Alicia Myers
  • “Goin’ Be Some Shit” contains samples from “Shut The Eff Up Hoe” by MC Lyte, and “Cardova” by The Meters.
  • “The Heist, Pt. 1” contains samples from “T.L.C.” by Average White Band, and “Long Red” by Mountain.
  • “Bitches From Eastwick” contains samples from “Ike’s Mood I/You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’” by Isaac Hayes, and “Mean Women” by Dap Sugar Willie.
  • “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” contains samples from “Spoonin’ Rap” by Spoonie Gee, and “You Can’t Stop the Reign” by Shaquille O’Neal.
  • “So Right” contains samples from “Encore” by Cheryl Lynn.

Personnel

  • Credits for Money, Power & Respect adapted from AllMusic.
  • Charles “Prince Charles” Alexander – Mixing
  • Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie – Audio Production, Composer, Executive Producer
  • Camilo Argumedes – Assistant Engineer
  • Carlos “6 July” Broady – Composer, Producer
  • Bob Brockman – Mixing
  • Rob Carter – Producer
  • Sean “Puffy” Combs – Audio Production, Composer, Executive Producer
  • Lane Craven – Mixing
  • Dame Grease – Audio Production, Keyboards, Producer
  • Stephen Dent – Engineer, Mixing
  • DMX – Additional Personnel, Featured Artist, Guest Artist, Rap
  • John Eaton – Engineer
  • Jay Garfield – Producer
  • Rasheed Goodlowe – Engineer
  • Terri Haskins – Art Direction
  • Daniel Hastings – Photography
  • Cheryl Jacobsen – Group Member
  • Jadakiss – Member of Attributed Artist, Rap
  • Steve Jones – Assistant Engineer, Engineer
  • S. Jordan – Composer
  • Ron Lawrence – Producer
  • Jimmie Lee – Engineer
  • Lil’ Kim – Additional Personnel, Featured Artist, Guest Artist, Rap
  • The Lox – Primary Artist, Producer
  • Gregg Mann – Engineer
  • Tony Maserati – Engineer, Mixing
  • Damaris Mercado – Design

John Meredith – Engineer, Unknown Contributor Role

  • Lynn Montrose – Assistant Engineer
  • Nasheim Myrick – Audio Production, Composer, Producer
  • Michael Patterson – Engineer, Mixing
  • Pent P.K. – Producer
  • Jayson Phillips – Composer, Group Member
  • Herb Powers – Mastering
  • Kelly Price – Additional Personnel, Featured Artist, Guest Artist, Vocals
  • Puff Daddy – Additional Personnel, Featured Artist, Guest Artist, Rap
  • Sheek Louch – Member of Attributed Artist, Rap
  • Styles P – Member of Attributed Artist, Rap
  • David Styles -Composer, Group Member
  • Swizz Beatz – Audio Production
  • Carl Thomas – Additional Personnel, Featured Artist, Guest Artist, Rap
  • Chucky Thompson – Producer, Vocals (Background)
  • Barry White – Grooming
  • Rob Williams – Engineer
  • Doug Wilson – Engineer
  • Young Lord – Producer
  • Micheal Claxton – Writer “Let’s Start Rap Over”

Charts

Chart (1998)Peak position

US Billboard 200 3 1

US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)

Canadian Albums (Billboard)11

Certifications

Region CertificationCertified units/sales

United States (RIAA) Platinum1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also

References

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (1998-01-13). “Money, Power & Respect – The LOX | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards”. AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  2. ^ MUKHERJEE, TIARRA (February 13, 1998). “Entertainment Weekly Review”.
  3. ^ “Feature for June 2, 2009 – The LOX’ “Money, Power & Respect””. Rapreviews.com. 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  4. a b Money, Power & Respect (booklet). Bad BoyArista. 1998.
  5. ^ “Money, Power & Respect – The LOX | Credits”. AllMusic. 1998-01-13. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  6. ^ “The LOX Chart History (Billboard 200)”Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  7. ^ “The LOX Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)”Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  8. ^ “The LOX Chart History (Canadian Albums)”Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  9. ^ “American album certifications – The Lox – Money, Power”Recording Industry Association of AmericaIf necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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