X admits he isn’t feeling the skinny jeans movement and airs out some of today’s hottest artists.
Yesterday, Vibe.com dropped part one of their interview with DMX, which was recorded during his current stint behind bars, and part two X holds no punches.
Although X’s career has been derailed by his constant legal troubles, the Yonkers, New York native has a particular distaste for some hip-hop staples, including skinny jeans, “106 & Park,” Drake and Jay-Z.
“I’m not gonna disrespect anybody or shout anybody out, but it’s sad the shit I’m seeing here. All we got is 106 & Park in jail. And it’s like ‘Wow, this is the Top 10?’” he said, adding that he was a fan of Nicki Minaj – “I like her style” – but not so much Drake’s. “Hmmm…no comment. I don’t like Drake. It’s nothing that he did to me, He actually is talented. It ain’t nothing personal. I don’t like his stuff. He has a little wordplay here and there, but when I see him and here him it’s like—‘Money, I’m not rockin with that.’”
Next, he made clear his disgust for rappers who have shed their Timberlands and baggy jeans for fitted designer gear.
“Yeah, the fucking skinny jeans and tight sweaters! Those are baby clothes. What are you shopping at Baby Gap???” he queried. “I think I’m gonna wear Timberlands until I die man. They may not be the hottest thing out, but Timbs keep reinventing themselves. Timbs is still on fire right now!”
X admitted that upon release he would like to take his music back to Def Jam, from which he was released when Jay-Z became the label’s president in 2006. According to the former Ruff Ryders member, he hasn’t spoken a word to Hov since then.
“It ain’t like you gotta worry about me running up on you shooting you. It ain’t that serious,” he said. “You don’t owe me nothing. But if you want an explanation as to why it’s ‘Fuck You,’ I’ll be more than happy to tell you why.”
He says that the shortlist of rappers he will associate with these days includes Busta Rhymes, Cam’Ron, Ghostface, Raekwon, Swizz Beatz and Nas – who he hopes to secure as a feature on his upcoming album. And in addition to his reality TV project, he has plans to work with on a new installment of Hype Williams’ 1998 classic, Belly.
“I been working with a couple of writers man where we can bring it back,” he said. “A part 2 with a crazy story. It would really just be me, Nas and Meth.”