Turnip Tuesday: DMX – “Who We Be”

HOW have we featured NO DMX?  Not just a song, but not even a reference in the MILLIONS of words we have blessed you readers with? I apologize. The other day my blogmate was ringing this off in the Chrysler Town & Country minivan he was whippin. True Story! NO soccer practice was not involved. You’re missing the point.  Just listen and recognize two points:

1. The Dark Man X broke down a lot of complex issues in this seemingly simple rhyme scheme. Checkout the lyrical annotations over at Genius.
2. Run DMC had “Walk This Way” with Aerosmith. Jay-Z may have had Linkin Park “Numb” his “Encore”, but no single mainstream production has sounded quite so effortlessly like a perfect marriage of Rap and Rock before or after this Grammy-nominated Black Key joint. If I’m wrong, please provide an example.


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