- Date of Birth:
- November 28, 1974
- 5' 6"
Styles P (born David Styles on November 28, 1974 in Yonkers, New York) is an American rapper, author and entrepreneur. Styles grew up in Yonkers and began rapping alongside Jadakiss and Sheek Louch while they all were teenagers. They trio, named The LOX, met Mary J. Blige and impressed her so much that she connected them to Sean “Diddy” Combs. He hired the trip to write for Bad Boy Records and Styles collaborated with Mary, Mariah Carey and The Notorious B.I.G. Styles and his crew performed on Didd’s hits “It’s All About the Benjamins” and “I Got the Power,” as well as Mase’s “24 Hours to Live” and Mariah’s “Honey.” The LOX’s tribute to Biggie Smalls, “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa,” was picked as the B-Side to Diddy’s tribute, “I’ll Be Missing You.” It was certified platinum three times. Styles and The LOX left Bad Boy for Ruff Ryder Records. Styles released his first solo album, A Gangster and a Gentleman, in 2002. He followed it up with Time is Money in 2006 and Super Gangster in 2007. Styles recorded many mix-tapes over the following years, returning to hip-hop proper in 2010. That year, he released his first novel, Invincible. In 2011, Styles opened up a juice bar in the Bronx, called Juices for Life. He continues to record and perform, releasing Phantom and the Ghost in 2014.
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Styles P is best known as a rapper, performing with The LOX rap group on Bad Boy Records in the 1990s.
Styles married his wife, Adjua, on July 31, 1995. They had two children together. In a heartfelt July 2015 Instagram post, Styles revealed that his 20-year-old daughter, Tai Hing, had committed suicide in June 2015.