DMX

Feb
8
DMX-Zimmerman Boxing Match Canceled

DMX and Zimmerman

The gloves won’t be coming off. The boxing match between DMX and George Zimmerman has been canceled.

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Feb
7
DMX Speaks Out on Zimmerman Boxing Match

DMX

DMX made headlines when it was announced that he would fight George Zimmerman in a celebrity boxing match. But not so fast, says X. The 43-year-old rapper, born Earl Simmons, says there are still more details to be hammered out before he steps into the ring with the former neighborhood watchman.

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Feb
5
DMX to Fight George Zimmerman in Celebrity Boxing Match

DMX and Zimmerman

It’s about to get ugly (up in here, up in here). DMX is stepping in the ring to fight George Zimmerman in a celebrity boxing match.

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Sep
27
DMX Opens Up to Dr. Phil About Streaking, Drug Addiction, & Child Support

DMX and Dr. Phil

Iyanla couldn’t fix his life, so DMX sat down with Dr. Phil this week for some therapy. The embattled rapper opened up about his longtime battle with drug addiction, his erratic behavior, and headline-making arrests. He also explained his recent streaking incident in a hotel.

“It was a bet, it was a dare,” said X of the incident, which was posted on TMZ. “The dare was order room service and run through the hallway naked. I was like, ‘I’ll do that.’”

When asked what his biggest mistakes have been, he responded, “I wouldn’t redo anything ’cause it got me right here, right where I’m at right now. I’m in a good place. No regrets.”

DMX has 11 children (with one more on the way) and is $1.23 million behind in child support. “At a time, I was making $13 million dollars a year, so if I’m making $13 million a year, then I can pay that,” he said. “And I haven’t made that in about 10 years, so of course I’m behind in payments, but the children are taken care of.”

Is DMX really troubled or just misunderstood? Watch his full session with Dr. Phil below.

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Dec
3
DMX Remixes ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

DMX

Nothing says Christmas like DMX. During a visit to New York radio station Power 105.1, the Ruff Ryder put his own spin on the holiday classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

While drumming on a desk, X called out Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and the rest of Santa’s reindeer as he rapped along to the lyrics in his signature style.

“You’ll go down in history, what?!” he barked. Our Christmas is complete.

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Oct
5
New Music: Machine Gun Kelly f/ DMX – ‘D3mons’

DMX and Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly goes to the dark side with his idol DMX on their second collaboration, “D3mons,” off his Bad Boy debut Lace Up, in stores Tuesday.

“It’s very, very dark. It’s very, very DMX and MGK’ish,” the Cleveland MC told Rap-Up TV of the Dame Grease-produced song. “Obviously I have the ‘Wild Boy’ side, I have the inspirational side, but I also have the very dark side.”

The eery record, which samples the Gladiator soundtrack, was recorded in a dark room. “When [DMX] was rapping, he was punching the air,” said MGK, who wrote his verse while recuperating from “a wild couple months with a certain drug.”

“My mind was talking to myself and I wrote the verse and it turned out to be a really creepy song,” he said.

Just yesterday, MGK shared a video from his Lace Up Documentary of him meeting X for the first time. They previously collaborated on “I Don’t Dance” off DMX’s album Undisputed.

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Oct
4
Machine Gun Kelly Meets His Idol DMX

DMX and MGK

Even rappers have their favorite rappers. Machine Gun Kelly got to meet his idol DMX and documented the life-changing experience in his Lace Up Documentary.

“Today’s such a big day for me as an artist ’cause I get to meet my favorite artist and the person responsible for me even rapping in the first place,” says MGK, who emulates X’s signature growl.

Three hours later, X finally arrives. “Wow! It’s a pleasure, man,” he says, clearly enthused to meet the young upstart. “I don’t feel like that about many rappers. Your energy is crazy.”

MGK expresses his admiration (“You are the person responsible for my entire career”) before the two hit the studio to record “D3mons,” a dark collaboration for MGK’s debut Lace Up, due October 9.

“I wonder what Puff’s gonna think when he hears this,” says the Bad Boy rapper in the clip, which features footage from his Rap-Up TV interview.

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