What Does DMX Want?

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Have I asked this before? Anyway he obviously wants something real bad.

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

He wants what a girl wants.

JM, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

So you think some chocolate would do it?

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

throat lozenges and a vest

, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

he wants to know the secrets known only to the bird which just flew into my window.

crazy boid.

jess, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

just one more hug from grandma. duh. turn on the radio.

al, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

He just wants to love and be loved in return.

Sean Carruthers, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

He wants everyone to respect this feminine side.

Blayne, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I think he wants me to say his name.

Sterling Clover, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I think ILx should collectively send him a FTD® Pick-Me-Up™ Bouquet.

Michael Daddino, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

sex with men. isn't it obvious?!

your null fame, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

no, he wants a pony! of course.

nancy b., Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Friendship and huggles with Ja Rule and his own range of hot water bottles.

jacob, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

he wants my ass .

anthony, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Better shaving cream. Have you guys seen the pictures beside the FLESH OF MY FLESH liner notes? Razor bump alert! Ruff Ryda indeed.

Ramosi, Monday, 4 February 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

five years pass...

I stay flippin'
One minute I'm cool, the next minute I'm up on a nigga, rippin'
That's my style
I'm a cruddy nigga leave you all bloody nigga service with a smile
Suck my dick
And while you niggas that's been to jail before know it's about to get thick
Let's get it on baby
I'm gonna be goin' against 4 niggas in one and you think you crazy?
I've lost my mind

da croupier, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:25 (thirteen years ago) link

money cash hoes obv.

am0n, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:40 (thirteen years ago) link

crack

HI DERE, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:42 (thirteen years ago) link

:-------(

am0n, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:52 (thirteen years ago) link

he plays pinball right? that's the reference to flippin'

so what's he got against black people if he's playing pinball?

whatever, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 19:08 (thirteen years ago) link

He bumped into the pinball machine and caused a tilt that's what.

What I don't get is why he would want to get some oral action when the guy's all bloody. Seems less than hygienic.

humansuit, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 19:09 (thirteen years ago) link

He wants to be put out of his misery, apparently.

dean ge, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 21:57 (thirteen years ago) link

He wants an analyst.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 28 June 2007 01:12 (thirteen years ago) link

srsly.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 28 June 2007 01:12 (thirteen years ago) link

He's a pinball wizard
There's got to be a twist

The Reverend, Thursday, 28 June 2007 04:21 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

To kick ass.

a full circle lol (J0hn D.), Saturday, 3 October 2009 02:50 (eleven years ago) link

five months pass...

It's "DMX April" in case someone forgot.

http://i41.tinypic.com/w7ztj8.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5nXpTuQ2jA

Cunga, Thursday, 1 April 2010 19:17 (eleven years ago) link

God go make me lose my mind

kelpolaris, Thursday, 1 April 2010 22:04 (eleven years ago) link

what does dmx want in a girl

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 1 April 2010 23:36 (eleven years ago) link

are you trying to find out if dmx is a fudge on the low?

k$h (The Reverend), Thursday, 1 April 2010 23:39 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...
two months pass...

so awesome

U.S. State Department, Office of Rare Psych (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:07 (eight years ago) link

rudolf with your nose so bright
COME ON COME ON
won't you drive my sleigh tonight
WHAT

(alternatively, “Respec’”) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:16 (eight years ago) link

v good

small-scale fux with (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:21 (eight years ago) link

well this sorta made my day

go to party leather (ENBB), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:26 (eight years ago) link

COME ON COME ON

#YOLO ONO (lex pretend), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:30 (eight years ago) link

<3

#YOLO ONO (lex pretend), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:30 (eight years ago) link

i have to say, i did not expect for my day to be totally made by two DMX youtubes (Rudolph/Ghostbusters upthread) before lunchtime

alpine static, Monday, 3 December 2012 18:39 (eight years ago) link

X? He'd like to give it to you.

Raymond Cummings, Monday, 3 December 2012 18:43 (eight years ago) link

ha that ghostbusters one is great too

U.S. State Department, Office of Rare Psych (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:44 (eight years ago) link

you wanna fight me? FIGHT THESE TEARS

^all time

U.S. State Department, Office of Rare Psych (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:44 (eight years ago) link

omg I don't think I'd ever heard the ghostbusters one

yesssssssssssssssss

go to party leather (ENBB), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:45 (eight years ago) link

holy shit that was the BEST

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:46 (eight years ago) link

wow and ghostbusters is awesome

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:51 (eight years ago) link

he's so proud that he knows the rudolph lyrics

(alternatively, “Respec’”) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 December 2012 19:02 (eight years ago) link

so great! best monday ever in like a while

i know your nuts hurt! who's laughing? (contenderizer), Monday, 3 December 2012 20:03 (eight years ago) link

you wanna fight me? FIGHT THESE TEARS

yeah, din know the track and laughted hard at that line

i know your nuts hurt! who's laughing? (contenderizer), Monday, 3 December 2012 20:05 (eight years ago) link

I would pay $9.99 for an album of DMX singing 15-20 Christmas songs the same way as this.

billstevejim, Monday, 3 December 2012 20:30 (eight years ago) link

am i the only one who finds these crackhead-minstrel-show videos depressing???

fennel cartwright, Monday, 3 December 2012 21:18 (eight years ago) link

Something about the response to the man’s death in major media outlets vs here feels weird....like, is he an intriguing minor figure or one of the half-dozen greatest rappers in history, as Twitter / NYC / WaPo etc is telling me?

(Since those two albums dropped during a period where I paid essentially no attention to new music, this is a real question—do, ahem, heads really rank him as highly as the obits would suggest?)

Swag Heathen (theStalePrince), Sunday, 11 April 2021 04:04 (four days ago) link

i know in the months between the first and second albums, he had that kind of hype. and he always the singles to at least remind people of what he could when he was focused on music. who knows what would have happened if he had retained the momentum he had going into his third album and stayed light on (or completely away from) the substances.

he's certainly one of the most popular rappers ever. even people like me who lost interest after that third album still respect that early stuff - and even moreso in the subsequent years because of the apparent self-prophesy of it all. how it ended only confirms it, further solidifying its big picture poignancy.

also duh, i was 17 when the first album came out.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 11 April 2021 05:01 (four days ago) link

and he always had the singles to at least remind people of what he could do when he was focused on music.

fixed.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 11 April 2021 05:04 (four days ago) link

As a Newfoundlander
Pardon the incomprehensible gibberish. To milo's point, we already had a weird level of crossover between metal and gangsta rap fans, but DMX stands out in my mind as the only thing on the charts that everybody was into.

maf you one two (maffew12), Sunday, 11 April 2021 05:27 (four days ago) link

His earliest stuff was real centered around the stuff for heads — “4, 3, 2, 1,” “Get at Me Dog,” the verses for Cam and the Lox etc. Him and Jadakiss were probably the last New York guys to find success purely off of “this guy is from New York and is very good at rapping in the traditional sense of rapping” that carried basically carried NY for 20 years. But his legacy would ultimately be his personality and his infectious pop chants and his legal record so it’s very easy to forget what a force he was in those first two or three years

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 11 April 2021 06:42 (four days ago) link

Like it makes sense that he started rapping in the 80s.

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 11 April 2021 06:47 (four days ago) link

“this guy is from New York and is very good at rapping in the traditional sense of rapping”

I would argue that 50 cent closed out that era.

DMX was never fashionable with hip hop heads. I remember that Funk Flex (hugely influential at the time) didn't like him. Which probably endeared X to a lot of people.

paulhw, Sunday, 11 April 2021 13:20 (four days ago) link

i assume many people hear some dated-sounding shortcomings in his records' production value but i kinda think all of that stuff sounds even stronger in hindsight.

re: Funk Flex i couldn't help noticing he didn't air much of a DMX tribute on Friday night. i'm guessing it was pre-taped?

billstevejim, Sunday, 11 April 2021 15:06 (four days ago) link

i had a long drive and no access to a phone/Spotify/CDs on Friday, and i wrongly assumed the FM tributes in NYC wouldn't be as fulfilling. every 15-20 minutes i was reminded of yet another hit that i had forgotten about. he must have had at least 20 or maybe even 30 hits throughout his peak, way more than i realized.

billstevejim, Sunday, 11 April 2021 15:17 (four days ago) link

didn't he break out swizz beats who sort of paved the way for post boom-bap production tho. shooting from the hip but intuitively it seems right

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:39 (four days ago) link

swizz was ruff ryders and i always thought of dmx as like the godfather of that whole crew but i don’t know the inside baseball of the whole thing

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:45 (four days ago) link

it would be enjoyable if Eve dedicated an episode of her podcast to DMX

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:46 (four days ago) link

Backpackers did not think he was a real lyricist or whatevr but that take has aged terribly

He was huge & is an iconic figure. He was not “an intriguing minor figure”

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:51 (four days ago) link

I do think Whiney is right thst he was rapping certain veins of New York traditionalism but he also had this emotional center that felt more in need when Tupac passed that’s more in that Scarface /pac zone even tho aesthetically on the surface his stuff was like an extension of nyc shout rap, I think there was something very unique about how it wedded expressiveness, stylization, and tradition

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:53 (four days ago) link

I was a freshman in high school when “Who We Be” came out and that song in particular made a huge impression on me at the time. I can think of few songs—much less charting singles—that go harder than that one. And at the end when he starts going da-DAHNT da-DAHNT da-DAHNT like a guitar holy shit

J. Sam, Sunday, 11 April 2021 19:08 (four days ago) link

always assumed he was a big Onyx fan

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 11 April 2021 19:25 (four days ago) link

one option for the DMX analogue/sign of long-term influence in contemporary rap is this guy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k70UDI89tMw

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 11 April 2021 19:59 (four days ago) link

Yeah 50 was def the closer of that era, but it’s a little fuzzier with him re: how much was pure skills (which he had in abundance) and how much was carried by Shady/Aftermath + “shot nine times”

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 11 April 2021 20:08 (four days ago) link

The idea that dmx was about “pure skills” feels reductive to me also .. he’s an artist, there’s a interaction of difft qualities that makes his stuff sing, and it was kind of seen as offbeat (which is could be albeit in a cool way) & simplistic (🥴) to a lot of lyrically lyrical types at the time

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 11 April 2021 20:23 (four days ago) link

Agreed, re: reductive...
The take that he was representing traditional rap skills feels a bit simplistic, as he also loved to sing all the damn time. On his hooks or even just in verses, he would often break into melodic phrases. It was very very clear that he was a massive rnb fan. This thread runs through all of his work. Between that and the slightly left-of-center music choices (like those early Dame Grease and Swizz Beatz beats... the bizarre Damien series... Marilyn Manson guest appearance, etc...) he didn't feel like some traditionalist to my ears at the time.`It felt like exciting modern music and I devoured it the same way I did all the Tim productions in the late 90's. It was very refreshing!

mr.raffles, Sunday, 11 April 2021 20:49 (four days ago) link

I’m just saying that’s how he came up wrt those first few records, obviously the other stuff was what kept him around

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 11 April 2021 21:27 (four days ago) link

“If I was to drop dead right now, my last thought would be: I’ve lived a good life.” - DMX, February 2021 pic.twitter.com/aB3hqXbbHx

— love yourself. (@MichellCClark) April 9, 2021

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 12 April 2021 18:43 (three days ago) link

What was the big single off the second record that made him immediately have a #1 record after the first? When I was young I was first introduced to X through Slippin on a compilation, which is a great ducking song, but I just couldn’t imagine making America make that #1?

a hoy hoy, Monday, 12 April 2021 20:28 (three days ago) link

It was just striking while the iron was still hot, I don't even remember a single coming out before it dropped

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 12 April 2021 20:36 (three days ago) link

flippers already flippin. i think d would have appreciated their hustle.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 12 April 2021 20:54 (three days ago) link

still can't even believe this, tbh

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 12 April 2021 20:55 (three days ago) link

My second question then is: Has anyone else, between 60s types up until people too followed on social media, had such personality that they could have a hit album with no single?

a hoy hoy, Monday, 12 April 2021 21:56 (three days ago) link

prince, maybe?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 12 April 2021 22:12 (three days ago) link

Probably like One Direction or some K pop thing, I’m not gonna do the due diligence on it

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 12 April 2021 22:13 (three days ago) link

They all follow into the second category, you would think. Basically my point is that even when X didn’t have hit singles, like he is massively known for, his personality and story made him so engaging that he did something no one else could ever really do

a hoy hoy, Monday, 12 April 2021 22:23 (three days ago) link

Plenty of acts between the 60s and '10s had hit albums without releasing singles at all. I don't think Jimmy Page's personality comes into it.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Monday, 12 April 2021 22:28 (three days ago) link

Sure but I don’t think zeppelin and dmx are the same. He was still so new, in a genre that was incredibly singles driven, and released an album about god fearing self reflection. It’s not exactly Whole Lotta Love’s riff.

a hoy hoy, Monday, 12 April 2021 22:39 (three days ago) link

Jay Z has had 14 Number One albums and I'm guessing not all of them came with a hit single unless you really want to ride for "Blue Magic"

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 12 April 2021 22:42 (three days ago) link

I guess technically Roc Boys came out before the album, again, I'm not gonna bean count this

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 12 April 2021 22:44 (three days ago) link

Chicago has had five number one albums

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 12 April 2021 22:48 (three days ago) link

Well 1998 was a year where a Cappadonna album could debut at #3.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 12 April 2021 22:48 (three days ago) link

Yeah, like 1997-2002 was like peak music industry

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 12 April 2021 22:49 (three days ago) link

Silkk the Shocker's Main Man hit No. 1 that very year with no pre-release single according to wiki

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 12 April 2021 22:51 (three days ago) link

he Charged [those sales] 2 Da Game

maf you one two (maffew12), Monday, 12 April 2021 22:55 (three days ago) link

Well 1998 was a year where a Cappadonna album could debut at #3.

― Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, April 12, 2021 5:48 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

when the music industry is doing well rap is doing well

or maybe invert those

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 00:02 (two days ago) link

that cappadonna album rules

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 00:03 (two days ago) link

yea incredible album

i remember noz saying mf doom was listening to it a ton when recording op doomsday which makes a lot of sense ... the flow style

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 00:04 (two days ago) link

ahhh interesting

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 00:43 (two days ago) link

 hoy hoy at 4:56 12 Apr 21

My second question then is: Has anyone else, between 60s types up until people too followed on social media, had such personality that they could have a hit album with no single?

I dunno, Korn? Wu Tang didn't have huge singles....a lot of metal bands

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 00:47 (two days ago) link

Pantera had at least one #1 album and radio didn’t touch those guys.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 01:30 (two days ago) link

A quite good dmx piece:

https://nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/that-real-shit/

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 03:03 (two days ago) link

^^ that was excellent

the author says that dmx was the first rapper that he can recall being aware of, I’m trying to think of the first rapper i can remember being aware of...probably busta

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 04:52 (two days ago) link

or coolio

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 04:53 (two days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Tat4ONKR8

Worth a look if you want to hear what he was like when he was rapping in a more traditional way.

Always thought dame grease got unfairly stuck in second place after swizz in terms of his producers.

candyman, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 08:30 (two days ago) link

Andrew Unterberger at Billboard on why the US radio airplay charts didn't represent DMX as well as the album sales charts: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/9555561/dmx-hot-100-chart-success-ruff-ryders-anthem

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 04:37 (yesterday) link


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