But as popular as it is with rap fans, ask DMX about The Throne’s hit album and he’s clueless.
“DMX, did you listen to Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West?” Q Deezy of Hot 107.9 in Philadelphia asked the Dog last week live on the air.
“What is that a TV show or something?” DMX questioned. “What you call it? What’s it called again? Watch the Throne…
“You didn’t check that out?” Q Deezy responded.
“No, no, no,” X said bluntly and disinterested.
It’s not the first time that X didn’t know of something deemed big to mainstream pop culture. When XXL informed X about President Obama in 2008, who was then running to become Commander-in-Chief, the Dog said he wasn’t “paying much attention” to the Presidential race.
“Barack Obama? That ain’t no fuckin’ name yo. You can’t be serious.”
X does fully know who Obama is now, making that clear in a game of word association with Q Deezy.
“Boomer,” Q Deezy said.
“Dog,” DMX shot back.
“Hip-hop,” the host tossed X’s way.
“Sucks,” X fired back.
“Jay-Z,” he asked.
“Lips,” X responded.
“I like him!”
X dropped The Weigh In mixtape in May and is currently working on his Undisputed comeback album.—Mark Lelinwalla