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We give our souls to our music.

Earl Simmons (18 December 1970 - April 9, 2021), better known by his stage name "DMX", was an American rapper.


  • I'd be jealous of the Backstreet Boys when they sold more than me... Going back to Backstreet. They made their label huge and brought them in shot loads of money and now they can't record, I heard, because their label is turning them around. I feel them. They're real hip hoppers in their own way, but their management "team" refuses to recognize that shot. I feel those men or boys or whatever you wanna call them. We give our souls to our music. We put our lives on the wax and the labels treat us like shot.
    • On the Backstreet Boys and label problems, as quoted in XXL Magazine


  • Had it? Should've shot it! Now, you're dearly departed.
  • Give a dog a bone, leave a dog alone. Let a dog roam and he'll find his way home.
  • I have no friends.
  • Damn, was it my fault, somethin' I did/ to make a father leave his first kid at 7 doin' my first bid?
    • "Slippin" (1998), Flesh of my flesh, Blood of my blood


  • [W]e all thought you loved yourself, but that couldn't have been the issue. Or maybe they're just saying that now, because they miss you. Shoot, a fella tried to doss you? That's why you're laying on your back, looking at the roof of the church. Preacher's telling the truth and it hurts.
    • "Party Up (Up In Here)" (1999), ...And Then There Was X




  • He just talks about eating too much... I don't like anything about Drake. I don’t like his awful voice. I don’t like what he talks about. I don’t like his face. I don’t like the way he walks. Like, nothing. I don’t like his haircut.
    • Interview with Power 105.1 (23 February 2012), as quoted in TMZ.
  • It just shows what I've said. awful piece of shot. Like, sometimes you didn't even know this woman. You didn't even know her. You were in middle school. Before, I just spoke on what I didn't like about him. I didn't know him so I couldn't say 'I didn't like him. I didn’t like this.' But now it's like, 'you awful piece of shot. You piece of shot. Who are you to write…to…to…I mean. Allow her music to live on and not include people she's always worked with? Not include her recipe? That’s like saying, 'you know what? I'm going to make KFC but I'm not using the colonel's recipe!' That isn't KFC, fella! That’s YOUR FC. Your Buckskin chicken. [laughs] That’s some bullish and it isn't the same shot. No let's talk about this a little longer. That’s some bullish. That’s some really bullish! Take this! Take that! I don't give a heck! What, fella?! It is what it is man! It's wrong. Honor her legacy. Honor what she did. You have no right to make it yours! If you're going to allow her to live on, do it in a manner that honors what she did. That's all you can do! Respectfully. Rightfully. 'Oh I'm going to make this and re-' Who are you?! Who are you to change..?!
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