Soon after announcing his retirement in the fourth quarter of last year, Hip Hop legend Styles P released his second to last solo album Penultimate: A Calm Wolf Is Still A Wolf on January 27, 2023. Today the The LOX rapper shares the official Bo-directed music video for album single “Death Before Dishonor” (featuring bass player, producer, singer, and band leader Brady Watt). 

After I did Bass & Bars with Brady Watt, we agreed that we’d be doing more sh*t together in the future. This song was that. As a 48 year old emcee, I like to step outside of my comfort zone, and I did that here. [‘Death Before Dishonor’] has a different feel not typical to Styles P, but still fits in with what I do. I didn’t even know Brady could sing or produce, but when he played me this track, I just followed my emcee intuition and started working on it right then and there.” – Styles P  

With guest appearances  from Bucky and Brady Watt, and production from Vinny IdolBlack SaunTy Feif, as well as Styles P’s son, Noah Styles, among others, Penultimate: A Calm Wolf Is Still A Wolf is P’s 15th solo project. 

Stream/purchase Penultimate: A Calm Wolf Is Still A Wolf here.

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.

Watch Styles P and Brady Watts’ “Dishonor Before Death” music video below.

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