From Jay-Z to Nas, DMX has had his fair share of big-time rap collaborations, but these days, if the Dog hops on a track with anyone, it has to be genuine. In fact, the only other rapper to appear on X’s newly released Undisputed is Machine Gun Kelly.
“We met first, before I heard anything about him, a song or anything. He did something reputable,” DMX explained when he appeared on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday. “We both agreed that we should ask both of our loose people to excuse us and let us vibe for a minute before we even think about what type of song we’re going to do or if we even do a song.”
During a December 2011 episode of “RapFix Live,” MGK, who counts X has his favorite rapper, described the pair’s initial meeting. “He walked in the room while I was actually on top of a table rapping one of his verses from the last track of It’s Dark and Hell is Hot,” Kelly said. “He walked in, and it was the first time we had ever met, and he was like, ’Awww man, your energy is crazy son.’ ”
Now the two have a few collaborations in the chamber, including “I Don’t Dance” off of X’s Undisputed. “If you’re gonna do a song with someone, there has to be a connection. Not just, ’I want to do a song with a person because they’re hot right now. I want to do a song with a person because they’re on top of the charts,’ ” DMX said on Wednesday. “That’s wack, that don’t make no sense.
“If you’re gonna collaborate with somebody, mean it.”
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