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DMX speaks on current rap game, Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj Part 2 to Vibe interview
 

 

Have any rappers reached out to you while you were away want to work when you get home or to just give you some support?
Yeah. Swizz, Busta, Dame Grease, —it’s like when it happens it is appreciated, but I don’t dwell on it. I’m like ‘Oh that’s wassup. Tell him I said what up too’ and I let it go. I pretty much got a lot of people in my corner. I’m the People’s Champ. Oh ,that was another [album] title I was gonna use too, The People’s Champ.

Is it weird seeing the rap game now and seeing most of your peers that you came in the game with just not around anymore?
I’m not gonna disrespect anybody or shout anybody out, but it’s sad the sh*t I’m seeing here. All we got is 106 & Park in jail. And it’s like ‘wow, this is the Top 10?’ Like really? I know it’s really not the Top 10, but it’s their Top 10. Damn yo, that’s not a good look. Not a good look at all. I do like Nicki Minaj—how she getting at em. Haven’t heard the album, but the couple of singles I’ve heard—“Did It On Em,” you know what I’m saying? That “Boom boom boom.” Some sh*t, “Bang”—whatever. I like her style. And Kiss got a new joint too that I’m feeling.

Speaking of Nicki, how are you feeling about Lil Wayne and Drake?
Hmmm…no comment. I don’t like Drake. It’s nothing that he did to me, He actually is talented. He’s very talented.

So you’re just not feeling his music then?
Yeah, I don’t like him. It ain’t nothing personal. I don’t like his stuff. He is talented. He has a little wordplay here and there, but when I see him and here him it’s like—‘Money, I’m not rockin with that.’

It feels like right now in hip-hop a lot of people are saying the hardcore gangsta rap element is dead. Do you feel like that’s true?
They try to block it out. But that’s what rap is. It’s not about disrespecting, but it’s the voice of the voiceless. Before I tell you what it is. To me, it isn’t tight sweaters. That’s not what rap is. That’s not hip-hop at all. Every phase went through changing up their dress styles and all that, but since Run DMC came out it’s been baggy jeans. That has not changed. So all this sh*t they doing now, tryna spark something new, that’s basically what it is. Tryna spark something new to get people to say yeah--to stake the claim as the innovators. The creators. Like, ‘yeah we started this so we must be hip-hop because everybody’s doing it.’ No! You got a few little motherfu*kers following you, doing the same sh*t, but that’s not what it is man.

[Laughs] But I mean fashion has to evolve just like the music, no?
Yeah, the fu*king skinny jeans and tight sweaters! Those are baby clothes. What are you shopping at Baby Gap??? [Laughs]

[Laughs] It’s just what people want to do now. Even some of the older rappers--they’re all getting their clothes tighter now?
You know, its cause they’re just following. They just want to fit in. They want to look like they’re younger I guess. Like I said, one thing about ‘real’ is that it doesn’t change. The truth doesn’t change. It was the same when Moses got the Ten Commandments as it is today. That’s the thing about the truth. That’s the thing about real. It doesn’t change and it doesn’t have to change. Now you can put it in a different book, but it’s still real. It’s still the truth. And that’s what I’m bringing to the table.

So I guess when X comes home, it’s still gonna be baggy jeans and Timbs. You’re not going to see X dancing around in some tight jeans.

I think I’m gonna wear Timberlands until I die man. They may not be the hottest thing out, but Timbs keep reinventing themselves. They keep coming up with the new colors, the different bubbles, now you can get your name on them. Timbs is still on fire right now!

Still k!lling it.
Yeah! And that’s all I—I do not own a pair of sneakers or shoes.

Word? Not even Air Force Ones?
No, none of that. I put on a pair of sneakers when I came to jail. They gave me these sneakers. Then, I felt like retarded. I felt retarded just having a pair of sneakers on in at least 10 years.

So I guess you’re not really influenced by anything current in hip-hop?
Yeah. It’s like normally, when I’m in the streets, I don’t look at videos. I don’t go to concerts. Nas is the only person whose concert I been to. I don’t go to shows—I don’t want to be influenced by what someone else is doing. I don’t want to be influenced by anything that anyone is doing. I want to be influenced by the people.

Then where do you still draw inspiration from?
From the people! I walk amongst the people. I hear what their complaints are. I hear what they like. They tell me what they’re looking for. I can be hanging out with about 7 or 8 guys and we’ll see something and I’ll be like ‘aight so I was right in thinking that not to go that way.’ I get to stay on the same page as the fans, because I walk amongst the fans. You can’t speak for the people unless you’re able to walk amongst the people. And how many of these rappers out here actually hang out with regular people.

Probably none.

Exactly! But I do. People see me in the mall. I might have one or two dudes with me, but they ain’t no rappers. I talk to my fans and because I’m easy to talk to, they feel comfortable in telling me what they’re looking for. ‘X when you gonna come out with this’, ‘X, you need to come out with something like this’—I hear it all the time about how they don’t like the skinny jeans and the sh*t that’s on the radio right now.

It seems like now, rappers are really making a trend of coming in and out of jail. I don’t know if you heard but Prodigy just came home, T.I.’s locked up right now.
How long did Prodigy do?


Prodigy did almost 3 ½ on a gun charge. He just came home.
And Ja just went in, right?

Yup. Have you had any contact with him? I know you guys had some issues in the past.
Yeah since we had issues, we’ve had contact. But I saw him at the VH1 hip-hop Honors.


Yeah I saw there was a picture of you, Foxy, and Ja altogether.
Yeah. It was like, I was sitting in the front and his wife was behind me. And I looked back and I spoke to her. And when I turned around again—actually I was getting up to leave and he was sitting there. So people were already looking at us and knew that I didn’t know he was behind me. It was quiet. So when I turned around and seen him, I could feel all the eyes on me. And I was like ‘Yo watup man’ and gave him a pound and everybody started clapping.

Did you guys have any more words?

Yeah we spoke briefly right there, but later on at the hotel we took a couple of flicks together. We cool, but he’s just not the type of n*gga that I would hang with. He never was the type of n*gga I would hang with. But we was cool. I’d work with you, and yeah we can go to the studio, but we just two different people.

I got you. How about Irv? Have you had any recent contact with him? I know he’s still doing music.
Yeah he expressed interest. He wanted to work with me. I got to hear what he got. But—me and Irv will always be friends. Our wives are friends, our kids play together, his parents love me—it’s deeper than our relationship. Like me and Irv can say ‘fu*k you’ to each other but we still have ties. Irv’s my n*gga.

Is there one label you would sign to immediately after you came home?

I would love to go to Def Jam. But you gotta understand the way Def Jam was.

The old Def Jam?
Exactly. Where when you went to the office, you could hear music coming out of every office. When they were hungry looking for music and listening to music and actually paid attention to what people wanted and what people had to offer. When I left there I was like wow, this is strange. A bunch of interns in the offices. It was so quiet that it was eerie. So I walk around the office to see what they’re doing, and one person was doing their laundry online. This doesn’t feel like a record label. This feels like a fu*king law office or something.

So what really went wrong there?
I have a few inside people who confirmed my suspicions that they were trying to make me leave. Like ‘Yeah they just wanna get you out of there. ‘ That way they can do what they wanna do and this , that, and the other. If you remember, Jay quit. He retired from rapping. But he became president of Def Jam. He gave me the call, he called me personally. So I’m like ‘yeah that’s wassup! My mans is in a position now, he’s the president of the label I’m on, we good! Next thing you know, he’s out of retirement and I’m off the label. What a coincidence.

Damn. Have you even been able to have a conversation with Jay after that? I remember when it happened.
I’ve not talked to him yet, since. But I had a show November 18th, before I got locked up--No November 12th I had the show. And somebody in the crown was like ‘What’s up with Jay-Z’ and I was like ‘fu*k Jay-Z’. And it ended up all over the place. So he called Swizz, Swizz called me, and he tells Swizz ‘Yoo, why your man dissin me? I was gonna do a song with him’—Coulda, woulda, shoulda. fu*king bullsh*t. I don’t wanna hear that sh*t. And like ‘Yo, can you just get him to say he ain’t mean it’—NO! I’m not saying that. What I did say is if he wanna talk to me, I’m man enough to let him know why it’s ‘fu*k You’, but it’s still ‘fu*k You’! That’s what it is. I’ll let you know why, I can do that. It ain’t like you gotta worry about me running up on you shooting you. It ain’t that serious. You don’t owe me nothing. But if you want an explanation as to why it’s ‘fu*k You’, I’ll be more than happy to tell you why.

So the riff between you and Jay is actually a personal matter? I know a lot fans over the years were really curious to know if you and Hov were actually real life friends.

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 7 years ago '08        #2
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So you’re just not feeling his music then?
Yeah, I don’t like him. It ain’t nothing personal. I don’t like his stuff. He is talented. He has a little wordplay here and there, but when I see him and here him it’s like—‘Money, I’m not rockin with that.’



Earl did it on em
 7 years ago '11        #3
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 7 years ago '04        #5
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X is still that n*gga. He's still in my top 15.
 7 years ago '04        #6
Peter Starks™ 2 heat pts
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well he'll say whatever right about now..
he locked up, so he need alil company.
 7 years ago '05        #7
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 pkilla111 said:
this n*gga salty bout drakes shine
or he's just stating his real opinion on why he doesn't like drakes music?
 7 years ago '05        #8
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smh he does understand that he is following a trend by wearing baggy jeans and timbs...

i understand him not liking drake, cuz honestly he aint that cold. he just came out after hip hop died and ppl wanted somethin refreshing thats all. right place right time
 06-22-2011, 12:19 PM         #9
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So I guess when X comes home, it’s still gonna be baggy jeans and Timbs. You’re not going to see X dancing around in some tight jeans.

I think I’m gonna wear Timberlands until I die man.

 7 years ago '05        #10
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 pkilla111 said:
this n*gga salty bout drakes shine
we finally ge to hear The X man speak and all u can think about and talk about is what he mentioned about a Drake? n*gga GTFO this thread u fu*kin homo.....
 7 years ago '10        #11
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x is that dude
 7 years ago '05        #12
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 pkilla111 said:
I don't understand the logic in being shocked that a hot rapper can't be someones top fifteen and why you would think that position would drop when almost nobody out currently is seeing X and as if just because X isn't buzzing it makes his music any wacker......

ya'll are so fu*kin lame on here
 06-22-2011, 12:28 PM         #13
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Swisher somethin else mayne

n*gga DMX said he like Nicki and she said oh sh*t finna post this sh*t!
 7 years ago '05        #14
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 pkilla111 said:
didnt read
yea you did....
 7 years ago '05        #15
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 Marvin Hagler said:
Swisher somethin else mayne

n*gga DMX said he like Nicki and she said oh sh*t finna post this sh*t!
Naw I didn't post it because of that. If that was the case I would have just posted the part about Nicki....I read the whole thing while bored at work and noticed it wasn't posted yet so I did it.

I also read part 1 on here yesterday too...I'm a fan of DMX music
 7 years ago '11        #16
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He aint hating, I mean honestly does X seem like the type of n*gga that would like Drake?
 7 years ago '05        #17
Universal~Mind 59 heat pts59
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 pkilla111 said:
okay........... u a psychic now huh
Keep taking them homo silhoutte photos in front of a mic, trynna look cool.....
 7 years ago '04        #18
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X forgot that all this time on def jam he was on drugs ...he´s charlie sheen and def jam is two and a half men

swizz tried to help him
ruff ryders tried to resign him
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i got love for X...he could actually bring real raw hip hop back
 7 years ago '05        #19
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 Universal~Mind said:
Keep taking them homo silhoutte photos in front of a mic, trynna look cool.....
That's a picture of drake lol
 06-22-2011, 12:57 PM         #20
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 pkilla111 said:
this n*gga salty bout drakes shine
.......no
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