Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 1:45PM
While platinum-selling rapper Drake may not be at the top of his list of favorite hip-hop artists, one-time Ruff Ryders leader, DMX, has issued a co-sign to Roc Nation protege- J. Cole.
‘X’ credits a spontaneous incident in his car for his introduction nto Cole’s world.
“I tell you when it was [when I was ready to co-sign him.] I don’t listen to the radio, I listened to the radio one time in the car, I’m driving, and I heard a [J. Cole] song and I was like, ‘Wow — d*mn, he’s saying something,’” DMX said referring to getting familiar with J. Cole’s music. “I appreciate his lyrical content and then I found out who it was. So that’s why [I co-sign him.]” (Jon John TV)
Last month, the former Ruff Ryder revealed his issues with Young Money rapper, Drake.
“No, no,” X said when asked if he likes Drake. “I don’t like anything about Drake. I don’t like his f*cking voice. I don’t like what he talks about, I don’t like his face, I don’t like the way he walks, I don’t like nothing. I don’t like his haircut. I might just — let me shut up. Stop right there.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
A few days ago, rapper Charles Hamilton raised eyebrows after dropping “J. Cole Diss.”
“I remember when I met you, you was dissin’ Jay/ Sh*t bothered me anyway/It’s not that I didn’t like him, I just heard rumors/ And I heard you was my junior/ Throwin’ up the Roc sign/I assumed that you knew what it meant/Apparently, you didn’t/N*gga you was fishin’, barely was livin’/ And I’m the one who put you in your new position/Just remember, n*gga — Diss me back, I’m waiting on the diss track/I ain’t Drizzy, but I will rip a track and diss you on it/On this, I vomit, sh*t and comment/A grip, palm it, get off of my d*ck…” (“J. Cole Diss”)
Currently preparing his hip-hop comeback after recent stints behind bars, producer Dame Grease recently spoke on X’s star power.
“It’s not even DMX ‘coming back,’” Grease said in an interview. “I don’t even want to say DMX is coming back. We could check a chart right now, and the sh*t is still waving. X ain’t put out an album in a couple years. Everybody’s aware of all the situations. He’s got the controversy, the arrest, all the different things and all that. But as far as an artist, a rapper, a human being, there’s nobody that’s touching him. Like I always said, I came in the game with a lot of people that’s great but he’s a person to look up to from my standpoint.” (Label Pushers)
Check out DMX’s interview below:
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