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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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 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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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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