Aaliyah, DMX Shoot Video In Rapper's Hometown

Director Little X aims for an authentic street vibe with "Get Back in One Piece."

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y.

COLOR="003163">Aaliyah and

COLOR="003163">DMX shot the video for "Get Back in

One Piece," from the "Romeo Must Die" soundtrack (March 28),

in Yonkers and Mount Vernon, DMX's stomping ground, on

Thursday.

"The track (RealAudio excerpt) is really about doing your dirt, but coming back home to

your woman," said director Little X, who also directed "What's My

Name," from DMX's most recent album, ... And Then There Was

X (1999).

"I'm just trying to shoot DMX's hood, an area that he's from, because

when you do a street joint, it has to be authentic," said Little X, whose

video credits include Chris

Rock's "No Sex,"

COLOR="003163">Deborah Cox's "We Can't Be

Friends" (featuring RL)

and Eric Benét's

"Georgy Porgy" (featuring Faith

Evans).

Security guards restrained Mount Vernon junior and senior high

school girls as they yelled, "I love ya DMX!"

"DMX is the realest rapper out there," Tawana Brown, 15, said after

getting his autograph. "I'm so glad I got to see him in my

neighborhood. Most rappers wouldn't come here to shoot a video in

front of their fans like that. I just love him."

"I'm so amped that they shot the video down the street from my

house," said 16-year-old Jay Cee Williams, who like many others

wore a Ruff Ryders bandana around his head. "That's what makes

the dog [DMX] so real."

DMX is currently on the Ruff Ryders/Cash Money Millionaires tour.

... And Then There Was X is #6 on the Billboard

R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart and has sold more than 3 million units.

Aaliyah stars with Jet Li and Delroy Lindo in "Romeo Must Die,"

which hit theaters March 24. DMX appears briefly in the film.