Machine Gun Kelly Meets His Idol DMX


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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DMX Disapproves of Drake’s Aaliyah Collaboration

DMX and Drake

DMX’s distaste for Drake is no secret. The outspoken rapper has called out the Canadian star before, but he’s not finished. During an interview with Sway on MTV’s “RapFix Live,” X once again ridiculed Drizzy’s music.

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DMX and Missy Elliott Remember Aaliyah

DMX and Aaliyah

Eleven years ago today, the music industry was shaken when Aaliyah died in a tragic plane crash in the Bahamas at the age of 22. Two of her closest friends, Missy Elliott and DMX, remember her on the anniversary of her death.

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DMX and Eve Reunite at Rock the Bells

DMX and Eve

DMX reunited with his fellow Ruff Ryder Eve on stage at the Rock the Bells festival on Saturday in San Bernardino, Calif. The hip-hop veteran opened his 20-minute joint set with “We Right Here,” sweating through classics from his catalog including “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “Slippin’.”

Six minutes into his set, he brought out Eve for “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem.” “Give it up for the First Lady of Ruff Ryders,” said X. He closed with a prayer before turning over the stage to E-V-E.

“Where my ladies at?” asked the Philly raptress, who performed “Hot Boyz,” “What Ya’ll Want,” and “Who’s That Girl?” She also spit a verse over Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni**as in Paris” beat. “These bitches in debt better pay their tax,” she rapped before ending her brief set with her 2001 hit “Let Me Blow Ya Mind.”

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Rap-Up TV: Machine Gun Kelly and DMX Face Their ‘D3mons’

In addition to collaborations with Young Jeezy, Tech N9ne, Twista, Bun B, and Lil Jon, Machine Gun Kelly got to work with one of his idols, DMX, on a track called “D3mons” off his upcoming debut Lace Up. The Cleveland MC, who previously collaborated with X on his single “I Don’t Dance,” talked about meeting the hip-hop veteran for the first time while standing on top of a table rapping a rare DMX verse.

“It’s very, very dark. It’s very, very DMX and MGK’ish,” the Bad Boy signee 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.

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DMX Hospitalized After Four-Wheeler Accident


DMX found himself in the hospital with a concussion on Saturday after losing control of his four-wheeler.

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Video: DMX f/ Machine Gun Kelly – ‘I Don’t Dance’

MGK, Xzibit, and DMX

Throw up your Xs. “Wild Boy” Machine Gun Kelly joins forces with the original wild boy DMX in the video for “I Don’t Dance,” the first single off X’s first album in six years, Undisputed, due this fall. The Cleveland rapper wreaks havoc alongside the Ruff Ryder at an underground nightclub in L.A., as dancers show off their moves on the dance floor. Also look for a cameo from Xzibit.

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