Nas Reveals Jay-Z Said He Was Better Than Biggie And That Tupac And DMX Were Not Lyricists

  After an unreleased Nas track dissing Tupac was unearthed last week, many rap historians and critics have revisited the battle for New York City rap supremacy in which Nas was a contender during the late ’90s and early aughts. In addition to Nas, the other key players were Jay- Z and DMX, who also had their own subtle rivalry dating back to their mid-’90s rhyme war in a Bronx pool hall.   Now a 2001 Nas interview with FELON Magazine has resurfaced and is shedding new light on one of the most creative and competitive eras in hip-hop’s…

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DMX NEW MURAL UNVEILED IN HIS HOMETOWN

A new tribute to DMX is finally complete — a huge mural in his hometown of Yonkers, NY . We got these images of the mural designed by NYC artist Floyd Simmons … no relation to DMX, by the way. He painted it on a wall near the Calcagno Homes on School Street, the same public housing where DMX once lived — and it will be unveiled to the public Tuesday morning. TMZ.com Floyd, pictured above in front of the unfinished wall Says residents at the housing project reached out to him because they…

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METHOD MAN, BUSTA RHYMES, SWIZZ BEATZ, GRISELDA & MORE HONOR DMX AT 2021 BET AWARDS

LOS ANGELES, CA – DMX passed away on April 9 at White Plains Hospital after suffering a catastrophic heart attack. Although the Ruff Ryders legend died way before his time, he left behind an impenetrable legacy that continued with release of Exodus last month. At the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday night (June 27), X’s longtime friend and producer Swizz Beatz, Method Man, Busta Rhymes, Griselda and more honored the late Hip Hop luminary with a special tribute performance. “You see a lot of tributes and you can almost predict [what’s going to happen],” Swizz Beatz…

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DMX DEF JAM COVERED THE FUNERAL COSTS … Shelled Out $35k!!!

After DMX gave it to us for the better part of 3 decades, the late rapper’s label returned the favor and covered his funeral expenses. According to X’s probate docs, obtained by TMZ, Def Jam Recordings paid the bill Brooks Memorial Home Inc. in Yonkers, NY sent to the family. The receipt, dated May 5, 2021, covered the services of Earl Simmons … X’s full government name. Courtesy of BET According to the document, those costs included the transfer of remains to the funeral home, embalming … plus the hearse and flowers. @4TheCulture____/Twitter There’s…

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DMX AND HIS ESTATE : BATTLEGROUND

With DMX not leaving a will at the time of his tragic death, much about his estate is still left to be decided. According to sources, various members of the Simmons family have already legally applied to be the administrators of his estate. DMX’s fiancée Desiree Lindstrom recently applied to become an administrator and be declared his “common-law wife” through the legal system, but Judge Helen Blackwood shot her petition down. Lindstrom has a five-year-old named Exodus with X and if she was granted “common- law wife” status, she would have…

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JAY-Z I HAVE BIG LOVE FOR DMX … That’s Why I Boycotted Grammys

https://www.tmz.com/videos/2021-05-29-052921-jay-z-1131611/ Jay-Z had mad love for DMX, despite their fierce competition … and he felt this way for years. Jay was on the season premiere of “The Shop: Uninterrupted” with LeBron James and Maverick Carter, and talked about years past when he boycotted the Grammys after X was overlooked for a single nomination, despite having 2 #1 albums in 1999. Jay won his first Grammy but was a no-show as a way of standing with X. As Bad Bunny, WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike and SpringHill CMO Paul Rivera looked on,…

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Jay-Z, Bono, Lil Wayne, Snoop … ASSIST DMX IN NEW ALBUM ‘EXODUS’

DMX lives on through his Music… and with an assist from some very famous musical friends. X’s album, “EXODUS,” just dropped, and it’s filled with assists from folks like Alicia Keys, Bono, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Snoop, The Lox, Usher, Moneybagg Yo, Griselda and Kanye. The album was produced by the man who helped engineer X’s musical career — Swizz Beatz. This was meant to be X’s comeback album — the first in 18 years since he cropped “Grand Champ” back in 2003. As you know, the album was titled after X’s youngest son, Exodus. The album cover is courtesy of photog Jonathan Mannion, who…

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SWIZZ BEATZ REVEALS LIL DURK & LIL BABY PUSHED BACK THEIR LP FOR DMX’S ‘EXODUS’ ALBUM

Swizz Beatz and Universal Music Group hosted a listening party for DMX’s first posthumous album, Exodus, via Zoom on Thursday evening (May 13). With both excitement and sorrow, Swizz Beatz sailed through the 11-track project with the enthusiasm of a proud parent sending their child off to kindergarten. Although DMX revealed some of the guest features prior to his April 9 death, including Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, U2’s Bono, Alicia Keys, Griselda, Usher and the late Pop Smoke, there were some unexpected surprises. Most notably, JAY-Z and Nas are reunited for the second time this month, following their appearance on DJ Khaled’s “Sorry Not…

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‘X Gon’ Give It to Ya’: New DMX album out on May 28

NEW YORK (AP) — A new album from DMX will be released later this month. DMX’s longtime producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that “EXODUS” will feature new material and drop on May 28. “My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met. He lived his life dedicated to his family and music. Most of all, he was generous with his giving and loved his fans beyond measure. This album, X couldn’t wait for his fans all around the world…

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DMX’S 8-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER HAS 20 SONGS READY TO MAKE HIS LEGACY PROUD

The tragic passing of DMX this past April has led to a newfound interest in the late Ruff Ryder’s music, with his streams spiking close to 1000 percent once his death was confirmed. It also has sparked a new vigor in Sonovah Hillman Jr., one of the Hip Hop legend’s 15 children. In a new interview with NBC DFW, the 8-year-old starlet confidently explained how her father’s talent courses through her own veins. “Whatever is on my mind, I just write about it,” Sonovah Hillman Jr. said. “Rapping makes me feel powerful. Someday…

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