Bring back rap royalty
There are so many unique rappers out there, but there are none like the incredible DMX. The Yonkers MC is arguably a legend in the game, and he has set a legacy with his style of rapping that no one can match up to. While he had millions of fans buying his solo albums, he was a force to be reckoned with the second he grabbed a mic to hop on a posse track with other rappers. Being that posse tracks are starting to come back into the game more heavily, we thought we would take a look back and see why today’s records need DMX on them.
His verse on “4,3,2,1”
With lines like “Don’t make me put you somewhere where nobody’ll smell you/And when the lights is out, they don’t come back on/This ain’t a flick you ain’t gon’ come back on/You ain’t that strong,” listeners knew not to mess with X. The MC brought a certain threatening style to his rhymes that made you feel more hyped up rather than afraid.
His finale verse on “Blackout”
“Blackout” was one of the more packed posse cuts from the 1990s, but X was by far the standout to the dominating lineup that included The Lox and Jay Z. Dark Man made sure that he left his mark on listener’s ears, and left them with the taste of Ruff Ryders on their tongues.
His finale verse on “24 Hours to Live”
Again, DMX was given the finale verse to this Ma$e cut from his famous Harlem World album, and while he does come into his quick 16 with some horror-esque lines, he starts to reflect on his life. X knew how to switch up from dominating the track, to getting us to think about our struggles within seconds.