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DMX: Behind The Music

Shouts to

One of the first rappers I became a fan of, still rate Dark Man X to this day, no matter what his music is like or the troubles he has gone through.

This is a must see! Like "watch it right now" must see. Details the struggles, abuse and success followed by struggles and abuse.

DMX album launch for 'Year of the Dog' was the first (music) "industry" party I went to in my whole life. Sony BMG street team days; hold tight Reggie Styles & Redz.

The only other rapper I'd be genuinely interested in seeing on these levels are Eminem and possibly 50 Cent (although I think I've seen a lot of things documenting his life, including the abysmal 'Get Rich or Die Trying' film). To me, DMX epitomises hip-hop; probably due to the fact I grew up on his music, but moreso due to the expression of raw emotions, not that pretentious nonsense or glorification of fabricated lifestyles.

Funny thing I noticed while watching; Irv Gotti said when DMX came out they wanted to bring it back to the streets, to be anti-Puff Daddy (P. Diddy for the slow ones). Isn't it ironic (no Alanis Morrissette), that 50 Cent used the same strategy against Ja Rule and Irv? Got caught slippin'

I remember drawing the Ruff Ryders logo on my school books. Imagine growing up on that, now being fed a steadt diet of this tight jeans stuff. Such a shame what hip-hop has become. I'm gonna finish my review of my favourite hip-hop album of the last few years then post it.

DMX; we salute you.

Wouldn't it be good to have a genuine rapper from the streets of New York again? One that can actually spit to a good level? What happened to Uncle Murda?


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