Published on November 12th, 2023 | by Just Jay0
Styles P Announces ‘Respect My Legacy’ Farewell Tour
Styles P, the iconic LOX member will be joined by Smoke DZA on the U.S. leg of the tour, ahead of imminent retirement.
Styles P released his latest album Penultimate: A Calm Wolf Is Still A Wolf on January 27, 2023. Now, after 15 solo albums, and six collaborative projects, the veteran New York rapper and one-third of the legendary Rap trio The LOX is set to retire from his solo Rap career. Before he officially bids farewell with his final solo album, the Yonkers, New York native will hit the road for the ‘Respect My Legacy’ Tour. Announced today (10/20/2023), the U.S. tour will hit a total of eleven cities through February, kicking off at Irving Plaza in New York City on November 27 (a day before the emcee’s 49th birthday). The show will feature support from Harlem’s own Smoke DZA and a headlining performance by Styles P alongside a live band. Brady Watt‘s Bass & Bars ensemble will accompany Styles for the special birthday celebration show in New York, and Ramakhandra will accompany the emcee for the rest of the tour’s dates.
The ‘Respect My Legacy’ tour announcement arrives on the heels of Styles P’s sold-out ‘Respect My Legacy’ concert in Toronto on October 12, which was his first-ever solo show in the Canadian city.
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Styles P is one of the most sought-after MCs of his generation. Born David Styles in Queens, New York, and raised in Yonkers, P rose to prominence as one-third of the world-renowned trio The LOX. Styles, along with his fellow group members Jadakiss and Sheek Louch, were discovered by superstar singer, fellow Yonkers, NY native Mary J. Blige in 1994. The three-man team then came up in music under two of the most storied hip-hop Dynasties; the Sean “Diddy” Combs led Bad Boy Records and the DMX-helmed Ruff Ryders label. Styles has been one of rap’s most consistent and lauded lyricists since then.
Styles P’s solo debut, A Gangster and a Gentleman (2002), was led by the Swizz Beatz-produced hit single “Good Times.” Four years later, he returned under the billing Styles P as Ruff Ryders released his much-delayed sophomore album, Time Is Money in December of 2006. Almost exactly one year from that date, signed to Koch Records, the rapper issued his third studio full-length, Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman) (2007). In 2010 he was a featured guest on Rick Ross’ massive hit “BMF (Blowin’ Money Fast),” while 2011 saw him release the Master of Ceremonies album. In 2012 he issued The World’s Most Hardest MC Project with producers like AraabMUZIK and Jahlil Beats behind the boards, but 2013’s Float was produced exclusively by Scram Jones. An accidental leak of his 2015 album A Wise Guy and a Wise Guy led to its early release as the MC dropped the 20-track LP in October of that year.
15 solo albums and six collaborative projects later, Styles remains an integral piece to the legacy of The LOX but has pledged his retirement from his solo career to dedicate more of his time to the health and wellness space. Styles now aims to further bridge the gap between Hip Hop and healthy living through his latest venture Farmacy For Life. Billed as “Hip Hop’s first natural health food store”, Farmacy For Life was established by Styles and his wife Adjua as an extension of their line of juice bars Juices For Life, which launched soon after Styles P adopted a plant-based diet. Farmacy For Life recently collaborated with Swiss chef Daniel Humm‘s Eleven Madison Home for the launch of Little Farma Box and Styles PB&J. Styles P’s newly launched Farma Cares organization serves as a continuation of the rapper’s mission to build healthy communities and bring the benefits of fresh produce to underserved communities. The new nonprofit recently partnered with the Yonkers Family YMCA to host their first ever ‘Plant Based Community Dine-In Night’. The inaugural event successfully served over 200 Yonkers residents– including families, elders, and young people.