STYLES P celebrates 20 years of "Good Times" at in New York City, Aug. 18, 2022

Styles P Celebrates "Good Times" In NYC

Styles P Celebrates 20 Years of "Good Times" In NYC

Published Fri, August 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT

Styles P has enjoyed 20 years of a stellar solo career. Since making his debut in the mid-1990s alongside his brethren in The LOX, the Yonkers-bred emcee has balanced being one-third of that legendary trio as well as maintaining his individual approach and interests. In 2002, A Gangster And A Gentleman announced Styles as a solo act. And last night (Aug. 18) at Irving Plaza in NYC, he celebrated two decades of his acclaimed debut, and his hit single "Good Times."

"A Gangster Is A Gentleman is, of course, my debut album. That's always your baby," Styles told RTB. "That's your introduction to the world. It was my time to say I'm a two-sided person: yeah, I'm a gangster, but I'm a gentleman, also."

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The show, billed as "Good Times 2.0" featured a celebration of the song it's marijuana-friendly theme. DJs, strain releases, an NFT release were all featured. "Good Times" remains one of the most enduring hits of the early 2000s; Styles P's ode to that good green. It's become one of Hip-Hop's most recognized weed anthems. "'Good Times' twenty years later!" P said as he marveled at the crowd waiting for the festivities to begin. "As we see! People fuck with 'Good Times.'"

His bandmates Jadakiss and Sheek Louch were on-hand to celebrate Styles P's career; and NYC Hip-Hop repped for one of it's favorite sons. Smoke DZA, Nems and others hit the Irving Plaza stage. The Heavy Hitters Pretty Lou and DJ DP One, and Statik Selektah from Roc Nation were also on-hand. But for P, this was a party for his fans.

"So I'm thankful, I'm appreciative. Without them, there's no me."

And he made it clear that he's prepped for another decade or more.

"I'm just happy to keep rockin'!" Styles exclaimed. "Tryna catch Uncle L, man! I'm tryan keep rockin' the bells, forever!"

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