DMX Says He Initially Didn’t Like “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”

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DMX is undoubtedly one of the greatest rappers of all time. With classic hits and timeless albums, the New York rapper has rightfully cemented himself in many ‘top 10′ conversations. Even with all this greatness, legal and personal issues have prevented him from advancing his career in the past few years. However, since his release from prison, X has made a comeback and stayed on the right track.

So far, he’s appeared at Kanye’s Sunday Service, landed a new role in a film, and reportedly just re-signed with Def Jam. In a recent interview with GQ, the rapper broke down his most iconic tracks and the people he’s worked with throughout the years.

DMX broke down “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and mentioned how he did not like the song at first. He even gave context as to why he didn’t initially like it when he made it. “I wrote it in 15 minutes,” DMX said. “I actually didn’t want to write it. I didn’t want to do that song. The beat was simple and repetitive. So many other songs had so much substance, and this song was like, f****** ABCs, like elementary.”

Check out what DMX said below:

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