Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne was arguably the best rap album of 2011. The LP spawned seven singles, including “Otis,” “Niggas in Paris,” “Gotta Have It” and “No Church in the Wild.”

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.

“Def Jam.”


“Ruff Ryders?”


“Barack Obama?”

“That nigga!”

“Meek Mill?”

“I like him!”

X dropped The Weigh In mixtape in May and is currently working on his Undisputed comeback album.—Mark Lelinwalla