Whatever the ups and downs in his personal life, DMX has always maintained a reputation in hip-hop as one of the most talented people in the genre. With an unparalleled growth voice, high energy, and hard delivery, he burned to superstition. But his life was not without hardship.
The Yonkers-bred rapper has been open about his issues with slavery and legal woes, and for a while, he was missed in the music world. However, DMX fans have a lot of respect for him, and he recently shared a broken story about how he was taken into drugs with someone he trusted.
DMX is talking about a friendship with a local rapper
In the ’80s, the epidemic wreaked havoc on cities across the U.S., and New York was hit hard. DMX was a kid when he moved to Yonkers where his rap skills were cultivated as a teenager. Among the neighborhood he looked at was Ready Ron, a local rapper.
DMX appeared as a guest on “People’s Party with Talib KweliAnd he talked about how he saw him as an older brother. As a child, he used a beatbox and Ready Ron rapped over it.
He also inspired DMX to write verses, and gave the teenager a DMX (real name Earl Simmons) stamp of approval on his first verses. DMX believes in bringing the rap game into his life. But he also viewed the connection as a curse.
DMX is becoming more emotional about being addicted to drugs
Speaking with pain in his voice, DMX told Kweli that Ready Ron overcame drug dealing. “I didn’t smoke cigarettes, I didn’t smoke herbs. I didn’t do anything – I’m 14 years old, ”he said.
DMX explained that after he and Ready Ron were robbed one night, they had plans to celebrate a birthday. They split the money and Ready Ron was bought blunt. When he returned, he passed the roll around, but DMX was not pressed for smoking.
However, he took a hit and knew immediately that something was off. “I’ve never been like this. It just gave me that, ”said DMX. “I later found out he was lamenting the crack with a crack.”
Clearly upset as he spoke about the story, he said, “Why would you do that to your child? He explained that Ready Ron was about 30 years old and knew he would look up to him. “Why would you do that to someone who looks at you? A monster was born. I would not want that on the worst enemy. ”
DMX says he put the experience into song
He went on to tell Kweli that he is rapping about the experience in a song called “Pain. ”DMX also confirmed that slavery was not his main problem, it was a sign of other things in his life that he put down. Over the years, he has examined relocation facilities in an effort to work out his issues.
Fans can listen to the full interview with between DMX and Talib Kweli on November 9 on the UPROXX YouTube channel or through Apple, Spotify, or Soundcloud. And for fans who missed out on Verzuz’s DMX music celebration by Snoop Dogg, it’s also available online.
How to get help: In the US, contact Administration of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services helpline at 1-800-662-4357.