Styles P, a member of The LOX, grew up on the streets of Yonkers, NY, rapping alongside Jadakiss and Sheek Louch. In their late teens the trio met Mary J. Blige who was so impressed with their tough street east coast lyrics, she gave them a big break by putting their demo in the hands of Sean “Diddy” Combs. Diddy immediately hired the trio to write for Bad Boy Records. With the label, The LOX quickly started collaborating on hits with Diddy, the Notorious BIG, Mary J Blige, and Mariah Carey which gave them instant notoriety and status within the hip-hop and mainstream charts.
Styles continued his solo career with two more critically acclaimed solo albums: Time is Money and Supa Gangsta (Extraordinary Gentlemen), furthering his reputation as one of the rap game’s most talented lyricists.
In 2011 Styles diversified his talents, signing a book deal with Random House and releasing his first novel Invincible. While maintaining a demanding tour schedule, he also released the soundtrack to the novel as well as Master of Ceremonies.
Styles continued recording and collaborating in the studio, releasing The World’s Most Hardest MC Project in November 2012, and Float in April 2013. “I’m proud to be operating as an independent where I have total control of my projects”.
With the reactivation of The LOX and the release of The Trinity EP at the tail end of 2014 to critical acclaim and commercial success, Styles P has been touring extensively, both with The LOX as well as giving solo performances.
Also in the year 2014 he released his 7th studio Album Phantom and the Ghost and in 2015 he released number eight, A Wise Guy and A Wise Guy.