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 Hitmen, Dame 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.

Money, Power & Respect
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 13, 1998
Recorded1997
GenreHip hop
Length67:21
Label
ProducerDeric "D-Dot" Angelettie, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence
The Lox chronology
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
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA- [2]
RapReviews.com(7/10)[3]

Track listingEdit

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[4]

No.TitleWriter(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 Grease
  • 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 Grease5:00

 • (co.) Co-producer

Sample credits[4]

PersonnelEdit

  • Credits for Money, Power & Respect adapted from AllMusic.[5]
  • 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"

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (January 13, 1998). "Money, Power & Respect - The LOX | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  2. ^ MUKHERJEE, TIARRA (February 13, 1998). "Entertainment Weekly Review".
  3. ^ "Feature for June 2, 2009 - The LOX' "Money, Power & Respect"". Rapreviews.com. June 2, 2009. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Money, Power & Respect (booklet). Bad Boy, Arista. 1998.
  5. ^ "Money, Power & Respect - The LOX | Credits". AllMusic. January 13, 1998. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "The Lox Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  7. ^ "The Lox Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  8. ^ "The Lox Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  9. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1998". Billboard. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  10. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1998". Billboard. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  11. ^ "American album certifications – The Lox – Money, Power". Recording Industry Association of America.