Dame Grease Talks DMX’s New EP

DMX is viewing the next few months like a prizefighter.

His upcoming EP,
<I>The Weigh In</i>, is like training leading up to his album, <I>Undisputed</i>, which X hopes is his big return to the heavyweight division of MCs.

“There’s a big fight coming up,” Dame Grease, longtime producer and collaborator of the Dog, told XXLMag.com. “X hasn’t put out an album in six years. We got to work with the fans because a lot of artists oversaturate the game, so before the fight, we got to go to the weigh in and make sure our muthafuckin’ weight is up.”

“Expect classic X,” Grease sneered confidently. “We’re going to give you the right-now material.”

<I>The Weigh In</i> EP, which counts features from Snoop Dogg and R&B singer Tyrese and an interlude from Lil Wayne, is set to hit the net May 15 for free download, while the Dog’s album,  <I>Undisputed</i>, is tentatively scheduled to drop June 26.
The LP will feature a voice sample of the late Notorious B.I.G. as well as contribution from Machine Gun Kelly, whom X took a liking to after the two met at Saltmine Studios in Arizona last year. The two already collaborated on the record, “I Don’t Dance.”

Nevertheless, for The Weigh In, Grease believed X was better suited for an EP format, rather than mixtape, at this stage of his career.

“DMX is way too big an artist to do a mixtape,” Grease said. “When we were recording the album, we put aside select tracks that we were going to use as an EP, especially for the streets, for the fans. They’re going to love it.”

As busy as X is, it’s been a busy time for Grease too, as the producer welcomed his baby son, Caesar Earl Blackman, into the world on Monday night (May 7).—Mark Lelinwalla

  • jesterxxl

    time for the great dog to comeback

  • Not a hater just a fan with a honest critique

    if it was really a dog fight he’d already been executed for not performing i wish he’d speak out against dog fighting an apologize for his participation. but as far as rap DMX is the fuckin man an i can’t wait to hear any new material.

    • Angelo

      “if it was really a dog fight he’d already been executed for not performing”

      That was deep and some real shi$ Not A Hater.

  • aaron

    I cannot wait for this!…….X gonna get ya!

  • Fireforreal

    Good Idea to have an EP because all these mixtapes are starting to get a little boring. There’s a few hits each year but waaaaaaaay more misses.

  • Xcluziv13

    Congratulations to Dame on having his Lil’ Son and congratulations to both X and Dame for getting back together and doing what they do best. I’ve been looking forward to X’s return and with Dame in his corner again it’s a guaranteed success…

  • B LUV

    If Im sticking with the analogy that X is using, and he sees this as a fight, I hate to say it, but he’s gonna lose!! The same way Apollo Creed got killed in the ring against Ivan Drago. This generation of hip hop fans don’t know who he is! And what almost made me spit out the water I was drinking when I was reading this article was Dame Grease’s comment that X is “too big of an artist for mixtapes” What!!!! LOL!!!! Is he serious? This aint the late 90s and early 2000 when X was one of hip hops biggest stars, call it a career X man, it’s over.

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