DMX

Oct
17
DMX, Foxy Brown, Ja Rule, & Ashanti Perform at Def Jam 30 Concert

Ashanti, Big Sean, Ja Rule, and Aisha Atkins

Def Jam celebrated 30 years of hip-hop with a star-studded concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday night. The label’s past and present icons—from EPMD to Big Sean—united under one roof to perform some of their greatest hits.

Accompanied by Swizz Beatz, DMX tore up the stage with “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” “Where the Hood At,” and “Party (Up in Here).”

Ja Rule, who will star in MTV’s docu-series “Follow the Rules,” took it back with his Murder Inc. classics and brought out Irv Gotti and his former labelmate Ashanti for “Mesmerize” and “Always On Time.” The R&B princess stuck around to sing “Happy” and her debut single “Foolish.”

“This next record put me in the Guinness Book of World Records,” said Ashanti before performing the Biggie-sampled song, which spent 10 weeks at No. 1 in 2002.

Draped in a gold fur-lined jacket, a slimmer Rick Ross bumrushed the stage with French Montana and some twerking fans for “Pop That” and brought out Stalley for “One More Shot.”

Foxy Brown repped for her hometown with her classics “B.K. Anthem,” “Ain’t No Ni**a,” and “Get Me Home.”

Surprise guest Big Sean had the crowd singing along to his new anthem “I Don’t F**k With You,” Fabolous did his remix to “Hot Ni**a,” and 2 Chainz delivered a swagged-out set.

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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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